March 23, 2021

 

Fellow Members of the Saint David’s Community:

 

Over the past several weeks, the Planning Team has been hard at work on the first steps in our process to develop Vision 2025: A Plan for Our Future. Between February 23rd and March 11th, members of the Planning Team led eleven Zoom-based focus group sessions including one specifically aimed at the youth of our parish. Engagement was excellent with over 100 parishioners delving into the questions of what they love about Saint David’s and where God is asking us to go over the next 3 – 5 years. This was a tremendously strong start. Thank you to all who participated.

 

For those who were either unable or didn’t wish to participate in a focus group, that doesn’t mean that you should go unheard. While anyone should feel comfortable reaching out to me at any time, I particularly encourage you to share any additional feedback with me over the next week as we prepare for the next phase of Vision 2025: A Plan for Our Future.

 

Now that we have input from the congregation, the Planning Team has begun to organize and synthesize the feedback. On March 30th, I will join them along with our consultant, John Wimberly, to review the feedback and identify the specific themes that speak to our collective vision for Saint David’s. This won’t happen in just one meeting. Instead, we’ll be working toward a presentation at the April 20th Vestry meeting that will kick off the next phase of the process – strategic planning to lead us to the vision.      

 

Much work has been done and there is much more to do. Like most things in life, the more we put into this process, the more we’ll get out of it. We all benefit from the caring and wisdom of our forebearers at Saint David’s. Continue joining in this work and future generations will say the same of us.      

 

Sincerely,

 

Stuart A. Smith III

Senior Warden

sasiii@comcast.net

410-916-0615

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