Verse of the Day
נ Nun Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. — Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
CotW Calendar
5:00 pm DOMA synod
DOMA synod
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
Diocese of the Mid Atlantic annual meeting called a Synod Takes place at All Saints Woodbridge Friday 11/17 to Saturday 11/18 Details are here
8:15 am H.C.
Nov 19 @ 8:15 am
10:30 am Worship
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am
8:15 am H.C.
Nov 26 @ 8:15 am
10:30 am Worship
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am

Staff + Vestry Who is Who?

Ministry leaders


Pastor Robin

Vestry (Board of Directors) The role of the Vestry of Church of the Word is to work in partnership with the Rector in crafting and promoting our churches vision.   Specifically, this means:

  • to articulate a mission and map specific goals and strategies to achieve this
  • to mobilize both human and material resources
  • to motivate both ministry leaders and congregation members
  • to monitor the progress and insure accountability towards specific ministry goals, adjusting in response to both success and failure

Vestry: A board of 9 members, electing 3 every year at our annual meeting.
2016 membership is as follows.

   Patty Bridgman (17); Vacant (17); Maurine McElroy (17)

   David Clark (18); Mike Fleming (18); Leon Williams (18)

   Ann Marie Lewin (19); Ryan Flohrs (19) George Forbes (19)

   Treasurer Bob Miller (ex-officio); Chairman Robin Adams (Rector)

Vestry meetings begin with prayer followed by a teaching. The teaching is usually scriptural based but sometimes is developed from life situations, employing biblical principles. The agenda is provided to Vestry members several days prior to the meeting, and other members of the congregation and staff are welcome to attend.

Each Vestry member serves as liaison to one aspect of the mission of Church of the Word.  Our budget and financial reports are organized around these ministry areas.

The main responsibility of the Vestry is to manage the finances and property of the parish and to assist the Rector in the broader aspects of our mission. As the Vestry comes together to discern God’s will, we pray and discuss issues until a consensus agreement is achieved. Usually we meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:45pm. A quorum of 5 of 9 is necessary to conduct business. Brief meetings can be held after worship if there is a single and urgent item of business and due notice is given.

Vestry Liaison Assignments (from minutes of first meeting on January 23rd 2017)
David Clark– Senior Warden
George Forbes– Junior Warden
Patty Bridgman– Administration
Ryan Flohrs – Worship
Maurine McElroy– Adult Ministries
Leon Williams – Outreach
Ann Marie Lewin– Family Ministry
Vacant – Teens & Twenties
Mike Fleming– Preschool

Articles of Incorporation Church of the Word, Gainesville

COTW By-Laws (Dec 07) – vestry approved changes 05-16-11

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