What's happening this advent at the Good Shepherd Cathedral
You are then welcome to join us for a traditional Christmas Day service at 10am on 25th December.
SUMMARY OF THE COUNCIL AGREEMENTS TO BE SHARED WITH THE CONGREGATIONS
1. Christmas Bazaar:
Purchase of 2 pocket pros has been approved to encourage the use of debit and credit cards. The YAPE app will also be installed.
2. A meeting will be held on a Sunday in December, after the service (date still to be defined), to explain the congregation about the Cathedral's situation, and motivate our members to help, to the best of their abilities. The points of discussion shall include:
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We are trying to find a violin for a Venezuelan attending the Good Shepherd.
He was a member of one of the Venezuelan orchestras working with poor children who were often from the street. He later became a teacher with the orchestra which lent all the instruments. He has had no instrument himself since leaving Venezuela 3 years ago. Can anyone help?
For additional information, please contact: our Rector, Rev. Mark Ewbank at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean Samaniego at email@example.com
SUMMARY OF COUNCIL MEETING AGREEMENTS FOR THE CONGREGATIONS
1 - Social Media: In order to promote our Cathedral on the website and Facebook account, we had a presentation by Mr. Mario Benitez and his wife, from EBP Consulting (a digital design company). We have asked them for a quote and suggestions to enhance our website and promote our events (weddings, Christmas bazaar, book sales, etc.)
2 - The Organ: A specialist in the United States has been consulted. Discussions will be held with members of the English-speaking congregation who are involved in the music in our services (Mr. Andrew King, Ms. Sofia Doig, Ms. Rocío Cancho, the new organist). Data and photographs of the organ and our temple (to define the musical environment in m3, and details of the organ) will be sent to the expert to get an idea of what is needed.
The organ is broken down. We are looking for options that might include a replacement. If the latter is the case, we will need donations.
3 - Christmas Bazaar: It has been agreed to buy a payment system with credit and debit cards. This, we hope and expect, will significantly increase our sales.
Changing People’s Lives
The Good Shepherd Cathedral has a programme of support for students whose studies have been interrupted for financial reasons.
Currently we have 4 students:
Over more than 15 years the programme has seen nurses, a mechanic, teachers, physiotherapists, lawyers and computer experts graduate and find work; sometimes only 6 months of support have been necessary.
We have two people currently on the waiting list who need your help now:
Help for an individual student is usually between S/.300 and S/.400. We are looking for funding to be able to take these students on board:
Thank you Fr. Mark and volunteers Rosie and Alison, pictured above
Our Cathedral’s availability for weddings will be advertised with the assistance of Carolina Morillas, a professional publicist.
· International Safe Church Certification
Upon the Anglican Communion’s requirement, all churches are to get this certification that they safe churches for children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults. Training and accreditation will be carried out at the Cathedral on Friday, 16th (7 – 9 pm) and Saturday, 17th (9 am – 1 pm) of August, by an International Coach. CMS will sponsor the event. The course is free and is addressed to clergy, Sunday school teachers, teachers from Anglican schools, teachers from other schools who congregate in Anglican churches.
Representative of the Cathedral who supervises each wedding. Vicar spoke with the secretary, Mrs. Romy Llontop. It starts on Saturday, June 22.
The availability of our Cathedral for weddings will begin to be publicized, with the help of Carolina Morillas, who is a professional publicist.
· Pan American Games
The Anglican Church will participate in the Pan American Games offering pastoral counseling.
Involved: Diácona Patricia Blanchard, Rev. Rubén Mancilla and Rev. Mark Ewbank.
· Thanksgiving Ceremony (in national holidays): The Vicar will resume Contact.
· The Vicar thanks the outgoing Council for their service to the Cathedral.
SUMMARY OF COUNCIL DECISIONS TO BE SHARED WITH THE CONGREGATIONS
1. Social Work Ministry: Council endorsement. The Council endorses the agreements made at the meeting held between Council members ((Ana Núnez y Blanca Pasco) and the Social Work Committee, on March 10th. In this sense, at their next meeting, Council members will ask the Committee to submit:a) Their annual Action Plan, based on the agreements made at the metting of March 10th.
b) A monthly summary to be posted on our Facebook accounts and the Cathedral website, and the Diocese bulletin, both in English and Spanish.
2 Weddings: A study to establish a new amount and the deposit to be charged for each wedding (including those conditions that would lead to lose the deposit), especially the Saturday 7 pm weddings. Report by Robin Emigh. Her proposals include:a) Reducing the number of weddings from 3 to 2 on Saturdays, and charge more for each wedding; each wedding will therefore have more time to prepare.
b) Increasing the deposit to S/ 1000.00
c) Preparing a detailed contract including sanctions, photographs, and a guarantor.
d) Appointing a Cathedral representative to supervise each wedding. the Dean will ask Romy Llontop to do that job.
e) Hiring an extra worker that helps the doorkeepers during the weddings.
f) Paying a bonus to the workers at the weddings.
g) Advertising the Cathedral with wedding planners, on the website, and Facebook accounts. This will require taking photographs of some weddings, and preparing ads to be posted on the web.
3. Presentation at the Cathedral of the book "PERÚ & GRAN BRETAÑA," published by the Asociación Cultural Peruano Británica: The author has expressed his delight to come and present his book at the Cathedral. the ACPB will be in charge of the publicity. the Council suggests the event takes place, either on May 23rd or 30th. The Dean will coordinate this.