Due to the current Covid-19 surge in Duval County, the Covid Committee has recommended to the Vestry that we cancel all in-person services at St. Philip’s through this month of January. All Sunday Services will be held via Zoom and posted on our website and social media pages for viewing.

We will be electing two (2) new people to serve on the Vestry. If you are interested in serving on the Vestry please be aware of your Article 3 of the By Laws for St. Philip’s.

Article 3
The Vestry

Section 1. Membership. The Vestry shall consist of the Rector and seven (7) lay members of the Parish who must be qualified individuals elected by the members of the Parish. Upon adoption of these Bylaws, three (3) members will be elected for two consecutive years, and three (3) members will be elected the third year, in succession.

Section 2. Qualifications. In addition to the qualifications contained in the Canons of the Diocese, members of the Vestry should be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a communicant in good standing and a pledger and, for service on the Vestry, should conform to the qualifications set forth in these
Bylaws.

a. Shall be committed to the caring, forgiving, risking ministry of Jesus Christ and committed to continued growth and nurturing in their Christian life.

b. Shall accept the principle of pledge or proportionate giving, with the Biblical tithe being the minimum standard or goal for that giving, and be willing to commend this principle to the rest of the
congregation.

c. Shall accept active leadership, including responsibility for decision making that represents the entire Parish and invest the time necessary in the ministry of leadership, including attendance at
worship, Vestry meetings, committees, special events, and satellite activities.

d. Shall, if called upon, serve on the Parish’s Committees, as well as Boards of affiliated organizations of the Parish. e. May not, during their term of office, be an employee of the Parish or any affiliated organization.

The election takes place at the Annual Meeting. We will also be electing a Convention Delegate and an Alternate.

If you are interested in any of the vacation positions, please contact Arelia Donaldson.

Archives

Bishop & Rector’s Journal 1/14/22
January 15, 2022
Technology Committee Request
January 15, 2022
ECW January Meeting is canceled
January 15, 2022
Bishop and Rector’s Journal – 1/6/2022
January 8, 2022
Bishop Lambert’s Journal
December 31, 2021
Watch the Children’s Christmas Program
December 26, 2021
The Rector and Bishop’s Christmas Message
December 26, 2021
Christmas Message from the ECW President
December 26, 2021
Senior Warden’s Christmas Message
December 26, 2021
Bishop and Rector’s Journal
December 23, 2021