All Saints Anglican Church, Regina, SK
The year began with John Gardner acting as our interim priest. James Buenting was inducted as our priest in June. Bill Portman continued as Honorary Assistant. Wardens were Bob Erickson, Joyce Blake, Keith Denford and Cicely Pritchard. Sandra Benson was Parish Coordinator. Two large bequests were received during the year. There were 5 baptisms, 11 confirmations, 1 wedding and 10 funerals this year. The Power Church software program was purchased.
Buildings and Grounds:
During the year a number of projects were undertaken. Parking lot lighting was completed, 200 new chairs were purchased for the hall along with upgrading of signs for the parking lot.
Work continued planning services throughout the year. The "Blue Christmas" service was continued along with other special services.
Administration and Finance Committee:
Long term rental rates were established. Financial statements were monitered. Electronic Funds Transfer began operation with 23 families using this method of giving. Bequests were received during the year; $10,000 from the Bert and Fred Sheasby family and $100,000 from the Estate of Hazel Clare Leighton.
Another busy year. In addition to the annual pancake supper and turkey supper a number of other events were catered. These included a wedding reception, a family reunion, 3 birthday teas along with several others (total of $9,000 was transferred to the All Saints Operating account).
This group of volunteers continued its work and during the year looked after 4 funerals.
Social Justice & Refugee Fund:
During the year $4,500 was distributed to 22 organizations. The "Looney Lunch" program of the Paragg family realized $150 for the Refugee Fund. Mohammed Rahimi was this years recipient of the ESL Bursary.
Pastorial Care Committee:
Twice monthly services continued at Parkside Extendicare. Also the taxi service is still ongoing.
Sunday evening forums were held in the fall. Subjects included the English Reformation, the German Reformation, studies of two Christmas carols and others.
30 children participated. They held a Pentecost Strawberry Dessert party and participated in Operation Christmas Child where shoe boxes are filled with necessities and gifts for a child in another part of the world.
The choir this year consisted of 21 members. Approximately 35 anthems were presented at various services.
During the year the annual Bridge Tournament was held as were a pie social, book and bake sale and the fall tea and bazaar. The Auxiliary contributed $4,521 to the church operating fund along with $5,494 for chairs and $1,279 toward the sound system. Smaller donations were made to other organizations.
The Guild continued its silent ministry of preparing the church for worship.
2002 resulted in an Operating Fund deficit of $10,458. Total revenue was $178,661.