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Transition

Transition Update

PARISH PROFILE Michael Harrigian and a team of volunteers have begun work on the Parish Profile. When the draft is complete, we will share it with the parish for discussion. SECOND PHASE CONTINUES During this phase, it will be important to remain active in our parish life, not just in the transition events, but also by attending services regularly; participating in the…

BEGINNING THE SECOND PHASE OF THE TRANSITION

The following is a note from Ron Harrington, our Senior Warden, as we enter the second phase of our transition to a new Rector: With the Farewell Luncheon and Ceremony we have now officially said goodbye to Father George and completed the first of the three phases of our transition to our eventual new Rector. Before we address the second phase, however,…

Transition Frequently Asked Questions

This discussion is intended to address several of the questions that have come up during our small discussions with the Transition Committee after the 8:00 and 10:00 services, as well as other concerns expressed. We will update this occasionally throughout the transition process. We are following a series of steps recommended by the Diocese, in both the selection of an interim rector…

GODSPEED FATHER GEORGE!

FAREWELL TO FATHER GEORGE: By now, you know that we will be saying farewell to Father George after his twenty-three years of service to St. Edmund’s. We want to present him with a special send-off with both warm memories and meaningful mementos to take on his journey. You can join us in making his farewell even more memorable by participating in these…

Phases of Transition

It is meant to depict three phases in the transition to a new rector. The first is the time during which we bid Father George our fond farewell and celebrate his tenure with us. That is the period we are in now, and it ends with the last service he officiates at St. Edmund’s and the farewell luncheon immediately following it on…

Fellow Parishioners and Friends of St. Edmund’s

Fellow Parishioners and Friends of St. Edmund’s, By now most of you know that our beloved Rector, The Reverend Canon George F. Woodward III, will be leaving St. Edmund’s at the end of April to assume a new ministry at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Father George has served our parish community with passion, commitment and love for…

Note from the Senior Warden on Our Rector’s Transition

This last Tuesday, pitchers and catchers reported to spring training! Throughout Arizona and Florida, every major league baseball team began working full time on a process that will end months from now with a new world champion. For now, a quiet process has begun as each team works on fundamentals: developing player skills, character, and making tough roster decisions before the season…