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Dear St. James Parishioners,

The attendance at the two Town Hall meetings on May 17 and 20 exceeded all expectations -- over 300 parishioners attended! The product of the April Planning Workshop attended by the Strategic Planning Committee members, the Task Force chairs and the Clergy was shared. A mission statement, a set of Core Values, Vision Statements, and a draft plan were discussed. Breakout table discussions followed to review the above and to answer four questions. We received valuable input from all of you at these meetings and want to make that information available to the parish. A summary version of your input is available here and you can access the full reports of each table here.

Our planning process has reached what I refer to as "the end of the beginning." Much work remains to be done as we finalize the strategic plan and then move into the implementation phase. Volunteer opportunities will be plentiful and your suggestions/ideas will be sought and respected. We commit to keeping you informed and asking for your input each step of the way.

Thank you for your participation and particularly your love of our Lord and St. James Episcopal Church. We ask for your continued prayers.

Lee Griffin
Lee Griffin
Senior Warden

St. James Episcopal Church | PO Box 126 | Baton Rouge LA 70821

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