Updates on Re-Opening and New Data Storage

From the Board of Trustees

  1. The new North Parish 2.0 Task Force is meeting weekly to reimagine and make decisions about how we will regather in the fall.  Meanwhile, the parish hall is open for small group use.  Here is the latest update on re-opening policies and protocols.
  2. At its last meeting, the Board considered a presentation from an ad hoc group looking at data storage.  The pandemic led us to use video for worship and meetings, which has dramatically increased the amount of data needing centralized storage, in addition, much of the congregation’s information, such as meeting minutes and committee correspondence, is being stored in individual computers and individual cloud accounts (reminiscent of a time when Board minutes and other documents were stored in people’s attics and it was a challenge to find needed documents!) The ad hoc group, comprised of Bob Watts, Steve Vail, Ron Zelle, and Steve Tessler, recommended the purchase of a new data storage system which will serve us well for some time to come, and allow for data and information to be stored in a central location.  Staff, committee chairs, and the Board will have specific permissions to access private parts of the system, while much of the information will be remotely accessible to all parishioners who request access.  The Board voted to spend the needed funds for this purpose.


Following the requirement in our by-laws, the BoT will form a task force to review the current by-laws and propose necessary updates.  If you are interested in being part of this task force, please contact BoT chair Gail Forsyth-Vail.


So much time, thought, and love has gone into the redesign of our website! We look forward to seeing the new website go live soon.  Much gratitude to the team- Debb Putnam, Linda King, Pamela Bearor-Amiralian, Chris Schena, and Jeff King- and to all the groups and committees who contributed content for the site.