The Reverend Dr. Tellison Glover, Director for Mission and Ministry Development, Diocese of New Westminster had just returned from the "Rooted in Jesus" conference that took place in Atlanta, GA the week of January 19. However, he was happy to make the trip on January 26 to The Church of Holy Trinity, White Rock to officially present the parish with their Parish Development Grant citation. The presentation had been scheduled for December 1, 2019, Advent I but was postponed.
The parish has received $15,000 for 2020, to help fund their "Making a Positive Difference" campaign. In brief, the campaign will involve engaging their White Rock neighbourhood, intentionally working towards understanding the needs and desires of the changing demographic and building community on a foundation of skilled and committed leadership.
Many thanks to Ron Harris, spouse of priest-in-charge, the Reverend Georgina Harris for these great photos of the presentation. In the first photo, we see: Rev. Georgina Harris, Rev. Dr. Glover, Colin Wright and Ron Dix. Ron Harris had each person in the photo physically connect with the framed citation through touch "to show the appreciation by the community through their leaders." In the second photo we see Dr. Glover speaking about the grant, the process and his appreciation of the work being done by The Church of the Holy Trinity, White Rock to develop the parish and move forward in mission and minsitry.