The parishes of St. John the Evangelist, North Vancouver and St. John the Divine, Squamish each welcomed a special guest for worship during the main Sunday celebration of the Eucharist on November 17, 2019.
Parish Development Grant committee member, Sarah Andrusco, a parishioner at St. Francis-in-the-Wood, Caulfeild visited the North Vancouver parish and presented them with the award certificate indicating that they will receive $5,000 to use toward the parish’s marketing plans. St. John’s, North Vancouver will be refreshing and augmenting their digital presence in an intentional effort to continue growing the parish.
Director for Mission and Ministry Development for the Diocese of New Westminster, the Reverend Tellison Glover, the Synod staff person responsible for Parish Development Grants made the trip up the Sea to Sky highway to Garibaldi Highlands, the northern section of the City of Squamish. During the liturgy he presented the award certificate indicating that St. John the Divine, Squamish will receive $9,000 as seed capital to establish Children, Youth and Young Families ministry.
There will be more award certificates and grants presented over the next few weeks, they include: St. Dunstan’s, Aldergrove of $10,000 for their Centre for Spiritual Renewal; St, George, Maple Ridge of $10,000 towards their Music and Youth Ministry; St. Stephen’s, Burnaby of $20,000 for their ‘Shifiting from Scarcity to Abundance’ Program; Holy Trinity, White Rock of $15,000 for their ‘Making a Positive Difference’ Campaign; St. Barnabas, New Westminster of $11,000 for their ‘Singing Our Love Out Loud’ Project and St. Mary’s, Sapperton of $8,000 for their Children and Youth Ministry.
Coverage of these presentations will be shared through the diocesan communications vehicles as the information becomes available.
Photos: Margaret Ellis