UWI Chapel Anglican Community

UWI Chapel Anglican Community

UWI Chapel Anglican Community UPDATE OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN DISCUSSED AT THE VESTRY MEETING JUNE 25, 2017 P R E P A R E D B Y J O H N A A A R O N S O N B E H A L F O F T H E V E S T R Y, A N G L I C A N C O M M U N I T Y, UWI CHAPEL, JUNE 29, 2017 Overview & Reports Overview of the Strategic Plan as mandated by the Bishop of Jamaica. Strategic Plan is available on the UWI Anglican Community website. http://uwimonaanglicans.com/ The Plan covers the following areas: Worship: to have a fulfilling Christian Worship Experience Social Activities Mission Fundraising Infra structure/Operations NEW INITIATIVES Music Mission

Launch of Steel Pan Steelpan Orchestra for the ATG formed Training carried out by Samantha Williams. Performance given at service at St Margaret's 28 May, 2017. Children very enthusiastic Re Introduction of Drumming Marjorie Whylie has started classes and she has accompanied the children at services. Classes to resume after the summer break

New Initiatives Music Mission Choir Recruitment Stephanie Williams and Winston Ewart are now leading the choir as Suzanne Shirley had indicated she was unable to continue The choir is actively recruiting members to joint the choir Presentation The choir performed during Easter and on Harvest

New Initiatives Prayer Mission Now Life in the Spirit Group . Preparing for a workshop at St Margarets on the theme of Christian Spirituality on the weekend of 8 - 10 September an ATG event Prayer Mission It enhances spiritual growth Provide a support system

New Initiatives Bible of the World Exhibition Exhibition in honour of Mrs. Barbara Thomas featuring her collection of Bibles from Around the World This is still pending Need Volunteer to lead the Exhibition. Two person volunteered to assist in the planning: Velma Pollard Dorothy Jean Monteith Poposed Date of Exhibition November 19th (3rd Sunday) which is Bible Sunday Worship Experience ALTHEA SUBARAN COMMISSIONED AS A NEW CHALICE BEARER . THE OTHER CHALICE BEARERS ARE SUZANNE SHIRLEY, THERA EDWARDS AND TANIEFA BEHARIE Chapel Attendance Jan - May 2017

AVERAGE MEN CHILDREN Total 51 WOMEN 35 17 3 Highest 19 Feb. 37 women, 40 men 81 Easter 50 women 16 men total - 69 Hospitality Smooth transition for new arrivals Hand out programmes,

Hymnal and Book of Common Prayers Guide new arrivals in negotiating throughout the Service Usher A relieve Usher is needed when the assigned person is unavailable Thanks to Dorothy and Carol Gregory for assisting when Elaine is not in Church Outreach Missions These are as follows: Student Grant

Student Meal Subsidy Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre Open Arms Centre Vivette Jennings Fund Mission Walks Social Media Outreach Programmes Student Welfare Student Grant No education grants have been given this year. Instead, the Chaplain, using his discretion, has been providing assistance chiefly through meal vouchers to students in need. Non-perishable items collected for students on third Sundays

Student Meal Subsidy Began May 2015 with 25 students 2017 over 500 students are benefitting As fees and cost of living gets harder the demand will increase 102 meal vouchers given out January March 2017 Outreach Missions Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre (SJGRC) Looking Forward UWICAC Support The Community has been supporting the SJGRC for

several years May Child Month Treat December- Christmas Treat The SJGRC has changed its focus. There are less students living on the compound Eventually the living quarters will be closed The Community is therefore scaling down its assistance programme

Outreach Missions Open Arms Centre The Community is continuing its support This began in 2004? The Centre focus on the male indigents providing a hot meal and a bath The Community provides spiritual teachings and clothing to the indigents during Easter and Christmas It has donated $50,000 since 2015 Outreach Missions Vivette Jennings Fund Rev. Vivette Jennings has become incapacitated due to an incident.

She is unable to work and will need continued physiotherapy The Commuity started a fund to offset personal cost of $10,000 per month. For the So far the Community has donated $50, 000 for January to May 2017 Outreach Missions Mission Walks The Anglican Togetherness Group began doing Mission Walks since 2015 Each congregation organizes walks in its area. To date they have completed missions on the: UWI Mona Campus UTECH Campus Mona Heights

August Town Hope Pastures Looking Forward Continue Mission Walks in the Greater Mona Valley Area. Instead of a walk the Community plans to organize a lecture in September/October to which it will invite all ATG members Outreach Mission Social Media Website http://uwimonaanglicans.com/ Revamped and expanded. Up to date including the Order of Service

for 25 June 2017 . Site contains past sermons and gallery of photographs. Reports on site include that of the St Andrew Deanery Council Quarterly Meeting,, April 2017 Some highlights of report given by Laurie Leitch, the Webmaster: 800 odd visitors but not a lot of return visitors Only 6% of persons spend 30 minutes or more Most persons spend 30 seconds on the site. Sermons & community based announcements, eg. NWC being accessed. Persons are encouraged to send in to make the website portable so

items to Laurie at [email protected] Plans persons can access it on their phones Social Media - Facebook UWI. ANGLICAN AND YOUTH GRO UP PAGE Continues to be monitored by Mark Minott Members are encouraged to become a friend of the Facebook Page and contribute towards it Sunday School Recruit more children for Sunday School Modernize the teaching of Sunday Use digital equipment to enhance

the teachings Include Sunday School students in the Third Sunday Service: Reading of the Scriptures The Psalm Intercession Prayers Presentation of the Elements Collection Social Activities Anglican Young Adult Movement (AYAM) Report given by Maydene Very active over 50 strong with 22 24 from the Chapel Community Focus has been on training - eg floral arrangement, make up. plans for session on investments & budgeting Organized Easter Vigil Wine &

Cheese Entertainment. Well organized Whats App Group formed Young Adults organize services on 3rd Sundays, one of the objectives being to improve the leadership skills of young persons Provide refreshments after service on 3rd Sundays Plans to form a dance troup Recommendations from AGM in January To place notices of other services and activities on the notice board outside the Chapel. This, the Chaplain said is being done To get a Communications Officer in order to improve communication between members

This is still outstanding UWI CHAPEL ANGLICAN COMMUNITY FI NA N C IA L R E PO RT JA N UA RY TO M AY 2 0 1 7 PR ESE NT E D BY DO ROTH Y-J EA N M O N TE ITH . T H E FO LLOW IN G WA S N OTE D : TH E I NT E R EST F RO M I NV EST ME N T, CO LLEC T IO NS F RO M ME M O R I A L S E RVC ES A ND SE LF D E N I A L CO N TR I B U TI O N S LO DGE D TO TH E E D UC ATI O N GR A N T FUN D TH E S H O RTFA L L I N I N CO ME OV E R E XP E N DI TU R E WA S MA D E UP FRO M BA LA NC ES B RO UGH T OV E R FRO M 2 0 1 6 UWI ANGLICAN COMMUNITY FINANCIAL REPORT JANUARY TO MAY 2017 Notes Balance as at May 2017 Donations*** Fundraising

Total Income 895,321.00 157,750.00 Freewill/Tithing 489,942.10 91,742.00 90,718.00 From Memorial Services/Lenten Self Denial From two Lodges and Memorial Services/Diocesan 74,450.00 Charities 84,000.00 The Wiz 988,602.10 Expenditure Administrative Expense Ad Hoc Administrative Expense Vivette Jennings Welfare 307,130.00 689,294.00 50,000.00

Lodgement Investments* Collections Charities Tuition Grant** Student Welfare/Tuition Grant* Donations** Fundraising Free Will Meal Subsidy for Jan-Mar Includes grant to student; Meal Subsidy - 102 meals 142,000.00 provided for the period Additional donations to August Town Primary & Open 24,000.00 Arms from Memorial Services Payment to the Wiz - Not supported by the 95,000.00 congregation

102,000.00 1,409,424.00 102 meals distributed MAJOR ACTIVITIES held Feb - June F E B RUARY 1 2 DEAN ERY DAY J C AU DI TO R I U M MARCH 2 4 2 6 R ET R EAT, HI L LCR EST R ET R EAT CEN T R E MARCH/AP R I L L EN T EN DEVOT I O N S ADO PT I N G THE I MAGE O F CHR I ST O RGAN I Z ED BY DR CARO L GR EG ORY AP R I L 1 5 EAST ER VI G I L S ERV I CE AT TEN DED BY OT HER ATG CON GR EGATI ON S WI TH B I S HO P TH OMP S ON AS CEL EB R AN T FO L LOWED BY W I N E AN D CHEES E PA RT Y ATST MARGR E T' S Major Activities to come 2017 July 30

Emancipation Commemoration August 23-25 New Students Welcome & Orientation August 1 Emancipation Day August 6 7:00 a.m. - Independence Day Service

September 3 9:15 a.m. - UWI Welcome Service September 16 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. - ATG Spiritual Direction September 17 7:00 a.m. ATG Exchange Pulpit 4:00 p.m. -Community Walk

Major Activities to come 2017 September 23 Sunday School Outing to the Jewish Synagogue September 24 4:00 p.m. Community Walk October 15 7:00 a.m. Missionary Sunday/Heritage Sunday

5:00 p.m. Bible Study Service, UWI Chapel November 19 7:00 a.m. - Harvest Sunday December 3, 10 9:00 a.m. - Advent Study 7:00 p.m. UWI Carol Service December 17

9:00 a.m. - Visit to Open Arms Centre January 7 7:00 a.m. - Feast of Epiphany Physical Condition of Chapel C A N O N GA RT H A N D OTH E R M E MB E RS E XPR ESS E D CO N C E R N OV E R TH E CO N D ITI O N O F T H E C H A P E L. . IT WA S F E LT TH AT A L E T TE R SH O ULD B E S E N T TO TH E R EGISTR A R PO IN TI N G O UT T HAT T H E C H A P E L WA S A HE R I TAGE B U ILD I NG A N D IT SH O U LD N OT B E A LLOW E D TO D E T E R I O R ATE . IT WA S A LS O F E LT T H AT A R E P FRO M TH E M A I N TE N A NC E DE PT S H O ULD B E O N T H E C H A P E L CO M MI T TE E Adjournment of Meeting TH E R E WA S N OT H I N G TO R E P ORT O N F UN D R A I SI N G A N D

I N F R A ST R U C T U R E / OP E R AT I O N S . CA N O N G A RT H R E P O RT E D TH AT A N E W COM P U T E R A N D A / C U N I TS W E R E S U P P O S E D TO H AV E B E E N P U RCH A S ED FOR T H E C H A P LA I N S O F F I C E BU T H E H A S N OT SE E N T H E M . BE FO R E CLO S I N G , M E M B E RS W I S H E D CA N ON G A RT H A P LEA SA N T H O LI DAY A S H E WOU LD B E O N L EAV E D U R I N G J U LY. H E SA I D TH AT T H E R E V. M A R LON S I M P S O N WO U L D B E P R ES I D I N G AT S E RV I CES D U R I N G H I S A BS E N CE

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