Key Updates

November 6, 2019
The Discernment Team met to analyze survey results, plan for the final listening session on November 9th, and began compiling information for the community ministry portfolio.


November 3, 2019
Twenty-four parishioners participated in a 45-minute discernment listening session after the 10:00 a.m. service. The online and print parish survey ended with 121 respondents.


October 26, 2019
Thirty-five parishioners participated in a 45-minute discernment listening session at the Shrine Mont retreat.


October 20, 2019
Forty-two parishioners participated in two 45-minute discernment listening sessions held after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services.


October 18, 2019
The Discernment Team distributed the online Parish Survey and made copies available in the church office. The survey closes on Thursday, October 31st.


October 15, 2019
The Discernment team met to plan for the listening sessions.


October 2, 2019
The Discernment team met to finalize the parish survey for presentation to the Vestry and transition website updates.


September 27–29, 2019
The Team finalized the following listening session dates and publicized them during three weekend services.

  • Sunday, October 20th @ 9:00 & 11:15 a.m. — Multipurpose Room
  • Saturday, October 26th @ 1:15 p.m. — Shrine Mont (St. Andrew’s Cottage)
  • Sunday, November 3rd @ 11:15 am — Multipurpose Room
  • Saturday, November 9th @ 4:00 p.m. — Multipurpose Room

September 19, 2019
Discernment Team met to discuss some brief updates from Sarah Brockenbrough, followed by a discussion regarding the Parish Survey and the conduct of upcoming listening sessions. The website team requested team members to submit their photos and short bios for inclusion on the website. The team then discussed the formulation of a project plan to track current and future action items.


September 5, 2019
The Discernment Team met to discuss updates from Sarah Brockenbrough regarding communications with the parish and the formulation of the parish survey. This was followed with updates on the progress of the various teams within the Discernment Team: St. Andrew’s Website, Parish Communication, and Survey Creation. The meeting culminated with a discussion of future action items and schedule for upcoming meetings.


August 13, 2019
The Discernment Team held a kick-off meeting. The team met with Sarah Brockenbrough, Transitional Minister, Diocese of Virginia, who detailed the Discernment Process, the parish survey, the parish profile, and sharing and listening to the parishioners.


August 4, 2019
The Discernment Team was commissioned at the 10:00 a.m. service.


July 26, 2019
The Vestry sent an email [link] to the congregation introducing Discernment Team.

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