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.
There has been a fruitful meeting between members of the Board of Directors and members of the Social Assistance Committee. It has reached very good agreements for the future in terms of:
-the scholarships, which from now on will be called Educational Credits
-the work focused on an Anglican congregation of the Diocese that is in need (in this case, the Church) Jesus the Savior "of Villa El Salvador, led by the Rev. Rubén Mancilla)
-The Social Work actions are going to be reported in the newsletter, Facebook page and the Cathedral's website, both in English and in Spanish.
-All social work carried out by any of the Cathedral congregations will be channeled by the Cathedral Social Work Committee.
-It has been proposed that someone from the Spanish-speaking congregation will help with the audiovisual record of the current activities of the Social Work Committee.
- Volunteers are invited to participate in the activities of the Construction Committee Social.
- There is going to be another meeting between the Council and the Social Work Committee
1: The congregations are reminded that an Extraordinary Meeting will be held on March 24th, to include any new members and revise the list of current members, in a timely manner, and the Annual General Meeting will be held on May 5th.
2: The Cathedral staff has been given a 7.5% increase to their salaries.
3: The Cathedral staff with school age children have been paid the school grant that has been agreed by the Council for the last three years.
4: It has been coordinated with the construction company in charge of the construction of the building next door to the Rectory, in order to prevent any damages to our foundations, walls, etc.
5: Since there are new office buildings being constructed in the area, measures are being taken with the municipality, in order to safeguard our parking lots and driveway.
6: We are working on charging new rates and guarantee amounts for weddings, in order to better protect our premises and assets.
1: Rev’d Mark Ewbank’s resident visa has been approved. His Resident Card (Carné de Extranjería) is now in progress.
2: It is agreed that an Extraordinary Meeting should be held on March 24th, to include any new members and revise the list of current members, in a timely manner, and the Annual General Meeting should be held on May 5th.
Nothing significant to share with the congregations.
No council meeting was held.
1: Visa application process for the Rev’d Mark Ewbank has been successfully completed.
2: Social Work Committee: In the next few weeks, Ana Núñez and Blanca Pasco, Council members from the Spanish congregation, will prepare a Draft Plan that includes the Cathedral Social Work Ministry’s vision, mission, and development. A summary of the Social Work history is still pending.
3: Revision to the Cathedral Association Articles of Association: Our attorney, Ms. María Cecilia Flores, has prepared a draft amendment to the Articles of Association. The Dean will send it tomorrow by email to the Council Members. The proposed amendments are shown in red. The Council agrees to devote 30 days to read and analyze the New Proposed Articles of Association and share their views on the next Council meeting.
4: Christmas Bazaar: In progress. The Dean will encourage the Spanish congregation to get involved.
5: We are in the red in our budget. The congregation is exhorted to a better stewardship when managing their offerings/ pledges.
1: The visa procedure for the Rev’d Mark Ewbank is still in progress. Please pray that this process is completed satisfactorily.
2: The Social Work Committee made a presentation about the work carried out so far. In this sense, members are encouraged from both congregations to join in as volunteers at the Social Work Committee. Anyone interested may contact the Dean, the Rector, or the Social Work Committee members, namely, Jean Samaniego and/or Ellie Zúniga.
3: A Committee has been set up to revise the Cathedral Association's statutes. This committee is led by Steven Botts. A volunteer from each congregation is required to join the Committee. Anyone interested may talk to Steven Botts, the Rev'd Mark Ewbank, or the Cathedral Dean.
4: Our finances are in the red. The congregation is exhorted to a further stewardship in their offerings/ pledges.
1) A letter arrived from the Anglican Church of Japan, informing about the offer of scholarships. For more information, consult the rector.
2) The cathedral has had several recent expenses (arrangements in the pastoral house and change of the roof of the room), however, there are still several repairs pending to be made. We encourage you to pray and evaluate making some promises that reward God's generosity with us.
3) Thinking about the Christmas Bazaar, we open the call for those volunteers who wish to be part of the organizing committee. Those interested, talk with the rector.
Diocesan and Cathedral Events – April and May 2018
· April 20-21 - The Diocesan Synod is to be held at the Diocesan Centre in Surco. From the Good Shepherd, participants are Andrew King, Martha Rivera, Ricardo Vargas and Ana Núñez
· April 27 — Rev. Mark Ewbank and his wife Vanessa arrive. Rev. Ewbank will be the Rector at the Good Shepherd, serving the English-speaking congregation and community.
· May 6 —Annual General Meeting. A joint service will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the AGM at 11:30 a.m. in the Cathedral hall.
· May 22-24 — Bishops Meeting of the Anglican Province of South America
· May 25 to 27 — Climate Change and the Role of the Church — Bishops and delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will met in Lima to consider and try to define their response to the devastating effects of climate change within their dioceses. Sponsored by the Anglican Environmental Network. More information on the Anglican Environmental Network can be found on the Internet and on www.anglicannews.org
· May 26 (to be confirmed) – Welcome to Rev. Mark and Vanessa Ewbank by the British community in Peru