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God sets the table and invites all to receive the body and blood of Christ - Old or young, rich or poor, single, married, divorced, re-married, widowed, orphaned; all baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord's Supper.

Bread of Life Parish Council

Members: The 2017 Parish Council is Fr. Chris Keough (chair), Jim Gryczewski, Bob Logan, Dick Stout, John Nowicki.


The Canon describing the Parish Council:
D. 2. The Parish Council shall be the administrative and advisory body of the Parish and shall be comprised of those serving in various leadership roles within the Parish.

The entire CEC Canon on Parish Government:
Canon 5.4 On Parish Government

  • A. The chief pastor of the parish shall be the Diocesan Bishop.
  • B. The Bishop shall be represented by Priests and Deacons serving under the Bishop.
  • C. The Rector of the Parish has full authority in all Parish concerns, in conformance with the Holy Scriptures, Apostolic Tradition, and the Canon Law of the Charismatic Episcopal Church.
    1. All staff members serve at the pleasure of the Rector. He is the official employer of the Parish.
    2. The Rector has the responsibility and authority in the disbursement of all Parish Funds. The Rector may use the Rector's Council and/or an Executive Finance Committee for advice and counsel in this regard.
    3. The Rector is an ex officio member of every Council in his jurisdiction.
  • D. Councils
    1. The Rector's Council, comprised of the Rector, Priests appointed by the Rector, and other men who serve at the discretion of the Rector, is the authoritative body of the Parish.
      • a. New members shall be confirmed by the consensus of the Rector's Council.
      • b. The Diocesan Bishop shall be an ex officio member of all Rector's Councils within the Diocese. When present, it is the Bishop’s privilege to preside.
      • c. The Rector's Council shall follow the rules of Government by Consensus.
    2. The Parish Council shall be the administrative and advisory body of the Parish and shall be comprised of those serving in various leadership roles within the Parish.
  • E. The spirit of government in every Parish should be that of government by consensus, with the Clergy and other leadership working together in a spirit of concord, a bonded community freely and generally consenting to the Lord's leadership under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.