Our Community Conversation Continues
The Year of Discernment is well on its way. The Community came together on October 22nd and December 1 for creatively-organized evenings of imagination and vision. Revealing the hope and resiliency of our community, we envisioned a wonderfully efficient and self-sustaining future. Our discernment continues on January 11, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. in Anam Cara - come join us as we begin to address how we will proceed to that new future.
The Board Wants to Express Appreciation
Since the beginning of this interim year, we have been blessed to have the tireless volunteer efforts of Heidi LaRocque as she manages the needs of the SLC office. Heidi has cheerfully served as our bookkeeper and communications coordinator. Along with Sr. Elaine Betoncourt, Heidi has been our general all-around "keep the trains running" point person. The SLC would not be where we are today without her extraordinary help. Heidi will continue to donate her time through December 31, 2015.
Seeking a Part-time Bookkeeper/Office Staff Person
We are now financially stable enough to hire an office person to keep our financial records, track our activities and run our communications. Ideally the start date for this position is January 1. It is a 12-hour per week position (either 3 hour a day for 4 days or 4 hours a day for 3 days). If you or someone you know is interested in a part-time position, is proficient in Quickbooks, Constant Contact, and Excel, please email a cover letter and resume by November 30th to Sr. Elaine at email@example.com. We will begin interviewing December 1.
2015 & 2016 Budgets Passed
At the last Board meeting, the Interim Board passed the 2015 budget, and a preliminary 2016 budget. The SLC is on solid financial ground. However, we will still need your pledges, annual giving, and continued financial support to ensure our sustainability into the future. But we are comfortably in the black - thanks to all of you. If you want more details on our financial condition, please contact Clare Kindall at Clare.Kindall@gmail.com.
Updating Spiritual Directors' Bios (and current directees)
Calling all Spiritual Directors - if you haven't already sent in your updated spiritual director form, please send it in immediately. As we discern the SLC's future it is important that we know who our spiritual directors are and who our directees are. If you need the form, please click here.
Our recruitment for our 2016-2018 Internship class has begun and our first candidates have been interviewed. Please prayerfully consider whether you or someone you know would benefit from this amazing program. The brochure is available here and the applications are available here.
Need some good reading? Remember we have an extensive library housed in Anam Cara - just sign out the book and leave the sign-out slip in the box provided.
Love books and have some time to help? To give us a hand in maintaining the library, please contact Sr. Elaine to volunteer.
Thanks to our Operations Committee
Our Operations Committee kept us moving forward since June. With the successful transition into our new space, the Operations Committee has gratefully handed off its responsibilities to Sr. Elaine and Heidi. At the last Board meeting, the Interim Board accepted Committee Chair, Trudi White's recommendation to close the committee. Many thanks to Trudi and her crew for the successful transition!
Save the Date for Our Wisdom Day
Finally, please save Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 12:30-4:00 for the SLC Wisdom Day. Joe Colletti & Roberta Whitney have prepared a terrific session on BioSpiritual Focusing and Spiritual Direction that will open some new and powerful possibilities in your spiritual companioning experiences.
This Wisdom Day is free for our Spiritual Directors as a thank-you! The expenses are being covered by the Center in gratitude for all the hard work and faithful support provided by our community during this time of transition and growth. A flyer detailing the program will be available soon. Please come!
The Interim Board of Directors
The next SLC Board meeting will take place on December 15, 2015 at 6:30pm
All are welcome to attend.