Annual Meeting Information

The Annual Parish Meeting was held on Sunday, January 31, 2021 via Zoom. 

The slides from the meeting are available here.

The annual report for 2020 is available here.

You can read the rector's annual address here,

Or watch it below:




Proposed Updates to the Parish Bylaws for the Management of Temporal Affairs: We adpted all of the proposed changes which will:

  1. confirm our ability to conduct parish and vestry meetings via video conference;
  2. correct some grammatical errors; and
  3. update the rules regarding term limits for serving on the Vestry. 

You can read the updated by-laws here. (Will be posted soon.)

Election for New Vestry Members: The following were each elected to a three-year term:

  • Nigel Betts
  • Kathy Gravino 
  • Gary Vella

At the vestry organizational meeting, the following vestry members were elected to a one-year term as officers:

  • Senior Warden: Jonathan Lindley
  • Junior Warden: John Higgins
  • Clerk: Sheila Bareiss

Diocesan Convention Delegates: The following people were elected:

  • Alan Youngman, delegate
  • Brianne Turcyzinski, delegate
  • Jen Hatchett, delegate
  • Rad Jones, alternate

Discussion of our Mission: Annual Meeting also included an opportunity to discuss our mission, how we have lived it out during this challenging year, and how we hope to live it out in the coming year. Here is the mission the vestry adopted in March 2020:

As members of Christ’s Body, nourished by Word and Sacrament, empowered by the Holy Spirit, St Philip's Feeds: 

  • The heart as a community based on sharing the love of Christ with each other and our wider community;
  • The soul through worship that is grounded in our Anglican tradition and open to new liturgical and musical expressions and opportunities for spiritual growth and prayer;
  • The mind through education and formation for all ages;
  • The body through concrete action in our outreach ministries, such as Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Lighthouse (SOS), the Red Cross, and others.

You can read the small group responses to the discussion questions here.

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