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29 JANUARY 10:30 AM
HOLY EUCHARIST AND ANNUAL MEETING
The 128th Annual Meeting of All Saints Parish will take place next Sunday 29 January during the 10:30 am service. Elements of the meeting—the election, thanks to the outgoing officers and vestry members, presentation of the Yule Candle, etc., will all be woven into the structure of the Sunday service. Light refreshments will be served. The nursery will be staffed from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. We plan to be finished no later than 12:30. The service will be live streamed, but you must be present to vote.
A LIMITED number of copies of the Annual Report and Financial Report will be printed out for the meeting on Sunday. We will gladly print and reserve copies for you, simply email the office and request the number of copies you would like set aside.
PARISH FINANCIAL PRESENTATION
Wednesday, 25 January, 7:00 pm, on Zoom
Treasurer, Rob Hillman presents a review of the 2022 financials and highlights of the 2023 budget approved by the vestry at their meeting on 18 January. He will also be glad to answer questions. The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the meeting, and a recording of this session will also be available.
The Nominating Committee, consisting of Phillip Haberkern (chair), Rebecca Mathews, Lynne Montross, Emily Smith-Sturr, and Jessica Stokes, has submitted the following nominations:
Officers (1 year)
Senior Warden: Margaret Hogan (continuing)
Junior Warden: Russell Fenton
Russell Fenton (Rusty) was invited to attend a Baptist church at the age of six, and from that point on the church became his center of gravity until well into his twenties. However, while studying to become a pastor at a private Christian university, he began questioning the brand of Christianity he had inherited, which led him to leave the church and the pastoral path he was on. During this wilderness time, Rusty explored Zen Buddhism and Charismatic Christianity before eventually finding his spiritual home in the Episcopal Church. Attracted to the liturgy and the freedom to intellectually breathe, Rusty has been an Episcopalian for the past twenty years. He met his wife, Nirupa, at Trinity Church Boston, and their daughter, Zara, was baptized there. As Zara grew older, however, Rusty and Nirupa recognized the need for a more intimate church experience, and in due time that need was met by the genuinely welcoming community of All Saints, of which they have been members since 2016. Born and raised in southern California, Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He currently works for the Office of Adult and Community Learning Services within the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and lives with his family in Jamaica Plain. Rusty is an avid reader of nonfiction and delights in meaningful conversations. He also enjoys traveling, binge-watching movies, and dabbling at writing songs and playing guitar.
Treasurer: Rob Hillman (continuing)
Clerk: Jack McLellan (continuing)
Vestry Persons (3 years)
Ethan Avery joined All Saints in the fall of 2015 after moving to Boston. He is a lifelong Episcopalian having been raised as part of St Mark’s Parish in Storrs, Connecticut, before joining All Saints. Ethan has been involved in various ministries at All Saints including Welcome Committee, Stewardship Committee, ushering, and as an alternate delegate to the Diocesan Convention. He feels particularly drawn to the way that All Saints combines liturgy, outreach, and an accepting and inclusive environment.
Originally from Storrs, Ethan received a B.A. in history and political science from the University of Connecticut in 2015 before moving to Boston to complete a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons University. He is currently in a program to complete an M.S. in Regulatory Affairs at Northeastern University while working as a medical writer at one of the pharmaceutical companies in the area.
Ethan lives in Brighton with a roommate and his cat. In his spare time, he likes to read, explore the city, and spend time with family and friends.
Jennifer Denton cannot remember exactly when she first came to All Saints. Her son was daycare age, and it was the final year of David Killian’s tenure. As is typical for a pediatrician, she was fooling around with a small child (Susannah Lawrence’s son) in the Brookline Booksmith and struck up a conversation with his grandmother. Reminiscences about attending Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst, Massachusetts, as a child and hoping for a similar environment for her son led to the suggestion that All Saints might be a good fit.
Jennifer is a pediatrician who currently divides her time between working in a community health center and her solo private practice in Brookline. Growing up in Amherst, she first moved to Brookline to begin her residency at Tufts. A fellowship in child abuse/family violence prevention at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and a master’s in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health completed her formal education. But much of her education occurred while working in the Indian Health Service (Alaska and Arizona), spending almost twenty years on the Child Protection Team at BCH, and working as chief medical officer of a local Boston community health center. She is now pursuing professional goals that reflect her commitment to community, mentorship, and leveling the playing field for underprivileged children. In this way, her professional mission dovetails with much of the mission of All Saints.
As the single mother of a fifteen-year-old and with a ninety-four-year-old mother recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Jennifer is a card-carrying member of the sandwich generation. She relishes her time with her family and is still trying to “figure it out” as she tries to support both ends of the age spectrum. The community at All Saints has buoyed her time and time again in this journey, and although she is often stretched quite thinly, she relishes the opportunity to give back to this wonderful community.
Nancy Snudden is retired and lives in Roslindale. She first came to All Saints in 1985 when her husband, Charlie, and she were married the day after Hurricane Gloria. For them it was a calm and welcoming sanctuary after the storm and has remained so ever since. Once their children, Daniel and Hannah, were old enough for church school, they became active in family ministry and then gradually joined into other activities. Nancy has been here through four or five church school leaders and three rectors (not counting interims and assistants), as well as one major recession. Throughout the changes and challenges, she has found the church leadership and community to be positive, welcoming, and forward thinking, respectful of the past but not bound by it. She is looking forward to this new opportunity to serve on the Vestry.
2023 Nominating Committee (1 year)
- Henry Kettell
- Barbara MacDonald
- Janelle Mills
- Jessica Stokes
Diocesan Convention Delegates (1 year)
- Ethan Avery
- Betsy Noecker
- James Besançon (alternate)
- Roberta Schnoor (alternate)
Deanery Delegates (1 year)
- James Besançon
- Henry Kettell
- Honor McClellan
- Roberta Schnoor