Dear Members of the St. Andrew’s Community,


As way of background, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan is undertaking a program to promote diversity and inclusion to build community across our differences. Many of the St. Andrew’s vestry attended a workshop earlier this year as part of this initiative, and we found it eye-opening and inspirational.

 
This is what we mean when we speak of:

·      Diversity – the mix, variety, and demographics of who we (St. Andrew’s) are as a church.

·      Inclusion – the systems, practices, and actions that encourage the recognition and contribution of all persons and groups to the whole that result in all members and participants feeling valued, appreciated, and fully utilized.

 

St. Andrew’s has gained a reputation for diversity over the years, but individually we may find ourselves challenged to move beyond merely accepting differences to understanding and celebrating them. Following up these ideas, this survey is intended to learn how you feel about diversity and inclusion at St. Andrew’s, and whether you’re as involved as you’d like to be in our church community. We’ll report back to you with findings from the survey, and your responses will help determine what next steps we as parishioners can take together. 

 

Please note that this survey is not about the wonderful, hard-working staff of St. Andrew’s.  Rather, please let us know what we as church members can do together to grow our community.
 

Warmest wishes,

On behalf of the St. Andrew’s vestry.

* 1. Diversity and Inclusion

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
1. Overall, the congregation is welcoming when it comes to diversity
2. Overall, the congregation is welcoming when it comes to inclusion
3. The congregation is open to a wide range of ideas and perspectives
4. I am listened to when sharing my views and experiences
5. I feel as accepted and comfortable as I want to be in the church community

* 2. Involvement in the Church Community

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
1. I’d like to be more involved with activities in the church community
2. Opportunities to participate in church activities are clear to me

* 3. If you’d like to be more involved, please provide the following below:

*Your name
*Email or phone number
*Activities you’d like to learn more about
*Other comments or suggestions

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