On November 24, Parish Development Grant committee member, Colleen Butterley, ODNW, a parishioner at St. Stephen the Martyr, Burnaby presented the certificate to the Parish of St. Mary’s, Sapperton signifying that they will receive $8,000 to be used toward their children’s and youth ministry initiatives. The Reverend Dr. Tellison Glover who is diocesan Director for Mission and Ministry Development and the Synod staff leadership team member responsible for the Parish Development Grant program was the guest preacher and presider for the 'Reign of Christ' Eucharist. As an added component to the morning, diocesan Missioner for Parish Development, the Reverend Tasha Carrothers made the short trip over from Holy Trinity Cathedral (where she is currently assistant curate) to facilitate a parish ministry planning session.
That same morning at St. Dunstan’s, Parish Development Grant committee member, Tony Sauder, who worships at St. Catherine of Alexandria, Port Coquitlam visited the Aldergrove parish and presented the certificate to Reverend David Taylor. Rev. Taylor is Rector of St. Dunstan’s and Executive Director of the St. Dunstan’s Centre for Spiritual Renewal, The certificate affirms that they will receive $10,000 in support of the Centre. This is the second installment of a three-year grant.
Four more citations have been or will be presented at Sunday worship:
- St. George, Maple Ridge of $10,000 towards their Music and Youth Ministry
- St. Stephen’s, Burnaby of $20,000 for their ‘Shifting 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
- Group shot including the two guests taken in the narthex after worship
- The two guests receive gifts of woven backpacks from Sagata in the Northern Philippines
- The Reverend Tasha Carrothers and Rector of St. Mary's, Sapperton, the Reverend Arvin Amayag during the ministry planning session
- The group shot of the ministry planning session participants
Photos Courtesy of Ceasar Castro
- Tony Sauder presents the Reverend David Taylor with the award citation.