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All Saints Anglican Church, Regina, SK

(306) 586-4420

Diocese of Qu'Appelle

HIGHLIGHTS

2000

The year 2000 passed with All Saints continuing to be a strong and vibrant parish under the leadership of our Priest, Gary Paterson. Gary was assisted by Bill Portman, Honorary Assistant; Wardens were Bob Erickson, Joyce Blake, Bill Stahl and Linda Van Sickle. Choir Director was Bill Van Sickle and Margaret Hatton again served as Organist. Parish Coordinator Sandra Benson ably assisted Gary.

During the year there were 12 baptisms, 13 confirmations, 6 weddings and 11 funerals at All Saints.

One of the growing and major concerns for the church was the number of law suits arising out of the residential school situation.

Administration and Finance Committee:

This committee, during the year reviewed monthly and annual financial statements and watched over the parish’s investments, insurance and other financial matters.

Choir:

The Choir presented approximately 37 anthems at various services as well as several at the 9:00 AM service. There were 24 members in the senior choir.

Altar Guild:

The Altar Guild, under the leadership of Liane McLean, again prepared the Sanctuary for regular services as well as for special days. There were 28 members. A new credence table cover was purchased from the H. Gosse Memorial Fund.

Worship Committee:

The Worship Committee met throughout the year planning our services. We continued our mid-week Lenten services with Our Saviors Lutheran Church. The Blue Christmas service was also continued.

Pastoral Care:

Pastoral Care was again an important part of our ministry.

Catering Committee:

This committee catered to 21 events this year. These included Diocesan and Deanery meetings, pancake supper, weddings and turkey supper, etc. As a result $8,900 was transferred to the church operating fund. This committee continues to be a growing source of revenue for the parish.

Social Justice:

This committee continues to meet ten times a year and distributed $4,100 to 25 organizations. The Paragg family’s monthly "Looney Lunch" raised over $350 for the Refugee Fund. The ESL Bursary continued.

Church School:

The Church School again had a successful year and this year began using two new curricula – The Whole People of God and Bible Quest.

Ladies Auxiliary:

Chaired by Margaret Hatton, this group continued their support of the activities at Qu’Appelle House and held its annual tea, rummage sale and fall bazaar. Financial assistance was given to various church upgrading projects.

Buildings and Grounds:

This year, due to the uncertain status of the residential schools litigation no major projects were undertaken and a required maintenance only attitude was taken. The central fire alarm system was replaced and a larger water heater was purchased.

Education:

Education is an important aspect in our parish. A number of study group sessions on various subjects were held during the year.

Financial:

2000 ended with a surplus in the operating fund of $7,413. Total income for the year was $201,181. There were 278 families listed in the Parish Registry with 204 families contributing approximately $160,000.