Trinity Vestry and Diocesan Convention Deputy Elections

Looking for a way to get involved? Are you willing to be a leader here at Trinity or in the Diocese of Lexington? If so, now is the time. Nominations are being accepted for Trinity Vestry and Diocesan Convention Deputies. Please consider serving.

Nomination forms for the 2018 Vestry and for the Diocesan Convention are available here and on the table outside the May Room.

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church who is aged 16 or older.
  • A regular contributor of time, talent, or financial treasure in support of the parish for at least twelve months prior to the election.
  • Not a family member of a current Vestry member or a paid member of Trinity’s staff.

 What is expected of Vestry members?

  • Actively participate in worship and parish life
  • Serve a full three-year term unless elected to serve a shorter term
  • Attend monthly Vestry meetings (second Monday of the month)
  • Actively serve on at least one commission
  • Actively participate in various special projects
  • Attend annual Vestry retreat

 What is expected of Diocesan Convention deputies?

  • Thoughtfully read and consider all materials sent to them prior to Diocesan Convention
  • Participate in all aspects of the Diocesan Convention to be held the weekend of February 24
  • Be aware of the congregation’s feelings on issues coming before the Convention, including various budget issues and candidates for elections to the various offices and boards
  • Participate in workshops/breakout sessions/commissions as appropriate

There are four seats open for a 3-year terms for the 2018 Vestry and one open seat for a 2-year term. According to Vestry bylaws, spots will be filled by order of votes received with the four highest vote receivers serving the four open terms. Four convention deputies and two alternates will also be elected.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk with any member of the outgoing Vestry class (Jean Brann, Robert Edwards, Tony Milburn and Katharine Piaskowy - you can reach them all via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Nominations are due by November 5, speeches are on Nov 12 and the election will be held in a parish meeting on November 19. Please prayerfully consider running for Vestry and/or deputy for Diocesan Convention.

Vestry Agenda for October 9th, 2017

The vestry agenda for the October 9th, 2017 vestry meeting is as follows:

Hearing from the Parish

Old Business

  • Stewardship update
  • SFSC Status and Next Actions
  • Vestry elections - report from elections committee
  • Associate Rector update

New Business

  • Report on Staffing for Growth
  • Vestry conduct in context of the culture of courtesy
  • Vestry approach to hearing and considering feedback from the parish
  • Sharing from diocesan vestry workshop

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM in the May room and everyone in the parish is invited to attend if there is a topic of interest.

Soup Sunday

The October Soup Sunday will be this coming Sunday, October 8, 2017.   Soup of the Month is Octoberfest Sausage, a favorite from Judy Clements’ collection of soup recipes.

Feel free to bring either your favorite soup or as always, bread, fruit or desserts.  Or earn our undying gratitude by helping to clean up.  Contact Barbara Baglien or Jan Robinson with any questions. 


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