Rector Search Focus Groups
In preparation for our rector search, as previously announced, the Vestry is conducting a series of parishioner focus groups in person and via Zoom and is also making available a written survey. The goal of these efforts is to assess the state of our parish and our aspirations for the future of St. Alban’s.
As tools for reflection, the focus-group discussions and the survey are employing “signs” delineated by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington for ascertaining the parish’s strengths as well as areas where improvement and development seem desirable. Here are links to the Diocese’s explanation of these “Seven Signs of Parish Vitality" in English and in Spanish.
The remaining in-person focus groups for English-speakers are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, and Sunday, May 8. They will take place in Trenbath Hall. To register for one of these in-person sessions, please visit the sign-up desk, which will be located in the narthex between the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services this Sunday.
An in-person focus group for Spanish-speakers will be held in Nourse Hall on May 15, immediately after the Spanish service.
A final focus group conducted in English will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2. To register for the Zoom session, click here, giving your name, email address, and phone number.
The Vestry strongly encourages you to participate in one of the focus groups, which allow for rich discussion. If you are unable to do so, please consider responding to the written survey, which you can access by clicking here. If you would like to complete the survey but do not use the internet, please speak to a Vestry representative at the sign-up table between the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services this Sunday, May 1.