2016 Vestry Election Results

Read about all the nominees in our brochure.  

 

As is always the case, all of the vestry nominees this year are extremely capable and talented people who generously agreed to stand for election, knowing they may be committing significant amounts of time over the next three years to this demanding leadership role in our parish. We are grateful for the ways they already contribute to the vibrant life of St. George's Church.
 
The vestry election concluded this morning before the Annual Parish Meeting, and we are delighted to share the names of the seven newly elected members of the vestry:
 

 

John Abernathy

Katie Agnew

Steve Fridrich

James Hundley

Jay McKnight

Agatha Nolen

Cameron Sorenson

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“Your people shall be my people. Your God will be my God” (Ruth 1:16).

 

This is the verse that we received over three years ago as we traveled across the country (and living into the full communion agreement between The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, across denominations) to join you at St George’s.

 

And, indeed, from the very beginning, you were our people. 

 

Here at St. George’s we have continued deepening our experience of the gracious God and powerful Lord who has carried us throughout our whole lives. We have experienced some of the best expression of the Episcopal Church and have given thanks for the profound gifts of our Lutheran heritage. And in our time here we have felt God calling us into deeper relationship with you and the worldwide Anglican Communion.

 

We are delighted to announce that on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Bishop Bauerschmidt formally received us as priests in the Episcopal Church. Thanks be to God!

 

— The Revs. Kristine and Michael Blaess

 

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Meet DreamWeave and Poverty & the Arts

DreamWeave brings hope to women in incarceration through a social enterprise business model that creates fashionable purses using recycled materials. In partnership with the Family Reconciliation Center, this program utilizes a whole body approach to prepare women for re-entry. Creating these individualized bags utilizes the artistic skills of each woman who participates in the program, provides them with a source of income, and empowers them with the job training skills needed to seek meaningful employment after being released from prison. SGEM will be investing in this organization to support its first launch of inventory in early 2016.

Poverty & the Arts, located in the Wedgewood Houston Neighborhood of South Nashville, is a haven for homeless artists to foster their creativity and form meaningful community. The Artist Collective program is a place for homeless artists to utilize the 3rd Avenue South studio space to create meaningful works in partnership with mentors from the local art community. Finished works are displayed in the gallery of the studio space as well is in businesses and personal collections across the city. Program participants receive a substantial percentage of the monies received from the sale of artwork and other Poverty & the Arts merchandise. Most importantly, these artists form meaningful relationships with each other and PovA volunteers, the tools to creative something of beauty, and the connections necessary to secure housing, employment, and other life necessities.

Meet the founders!

Join us at 10:00AM Sunday, April 3, 2016, during the Rector’s Forum, to hear from Louise Grant of DreamWeave and Nicole Brandt of Poverty & the Arts.

Learn more about St. George's Enterprise Ministry.

 

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