One of the business decisions made during the 117th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster May 26 and 27, 2017 was the passing of Resolution #8 which reads:
•THAT the Standing Committee on Mission and Ministry Development recommends to Synod that the West Point Grey Neighbourhood Ministry Mobile Unit (AKA Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry) and the Salal+Cedar Watershed Discipleship Ministry be the care + share recipients from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019.
•Moved by Standing Committee on Mission and Ministry Development
The Resolution passed unanimously so Salal and Cedar and the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry Mobile Unit will be receiving the care+share funding beginning January 1, 2018.
As part of the mission and ministry of the Diocese of New Westminster our shared diocesan outreach program care+share was established following a resolution at Synod 2011. The ministries included in care+share have submitted proposals to the Mission and Ministry Development Committee (MMD), and once their proposals have been approved by that body a resolution is presented to Synod and Synod votes on whether or not to accept the recommended ministries as care+share recipients for a two year period.
Ministries included in care+share do not receive “funding”, instead they receive voluntary contributions made by parishes and individual Anglicans, sent to the Diocesan Office which forwards funds several times a year to the care+share ministry groups.
Donations given by individuals and parishes to care+share go 100 per cent to the groups we support. The overhead for fundraising and administration for care+share is included in the regular Diocesan Budget, and not taken from donations.
Donations may be directed to both ministries or to individual societies in any combination or amount. You may give to care+share via your parish stewardship program or as an individual. Together we as a diocese decide which ministries to support with voluntary dollars so please prayerfully consider your support of care+share and give generously.
To give please CONTACT: Rachel Taylor