ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On February 5, 2017 at noon, Saint Nicholas Cathedral will hold its Annual Parish Meeting and, according to the St. Nicholas Parish Bylaws, will elect new members of the Parish Council. This year we will be electing three Parish Council Members for three-year terms and two alternates/deputies, each for a one-year term.
The purpose of the Parish Council is to assist His Beatitude and the clergy of St. Nicholas in fulfilling the task entrusted to the Church by our Lord Jesus Christ: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28.19-20).
Serving on the Parish Council requires dedication, time and energy. The Parish Council is under the spiritual guidance and authority of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, assisted by Father George, and Father Valery. "No activities in the parish can be initiated without [the Rector's] knowledge, approval, and blessing" (OCA Statute, Article 10, section 4).
As president of St Nicholas Cathedral, let me encourage you to consider becoming a candidate for the Parish Council this year. I would ask those parishioners in good standing who are considering the position of Parish Council member or deputy of the Parish Council, to contact Candice Johnson no later than January 29, 2017 and to fill out and send a "candidate" form to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, Candice Johnson at: Ceinarjohnson@gmail.com so we can set up an appointment to discuss your interest in this important service to the Church.