A special Stewardship campaign culminated in a dinner at the Queensbury Downs with
Bishop Tom Morgan as guest speaker.
A monthly sung Evening Prayer was introduced as well as the celebration of Wednesday
Saints Days on the 3rd Wednesday followed by coffee in the lounge. James
Buenting remained our priest; Wardens were Dawne Peterson and Bruce McCuskee; Bill Van
Sickle was the Choir Director, Margaret Hatton the Organist, and Sandra Benson the Parish
This committee looked after contracts and hall rentals; the contract with the
Church School Coordinator and various other financial matters.
The Choir continued its presentation of anthems at various services throughout the
year. 18 choir members were also supported by various musicians in our congregation. The
choir also entered the Regina Music Festival in the spring.
The Altar Guild had 23 active members under the direction of Liane McLean. Their
silent service of preparing our church for services continued throughout the year.
The traditional Blue Christmas service was held in early December, and the
committee continued with their Hospital visiting ministry.
This parish group provided luncheons following 5 funeral services this year.
Under the leadership of Margaret Hatton this committee raised over $8,600 and were
very busy with many functions including the annual Turkey Supper.
Social Justice and Refugee Fund:
While not an active committee the group did dispurse monies to 20 different groups,
and $500 was raised for the refugee fund and All Saints cosponsored two refugee families.
Under the guidance of Marja Hordern, our Church School coordinator, 20 students
from age 3 through Grade 9 were registered in our program. They presented a Christmas
Musical, "The Cast of the Missing Christmas", and held a birthday party for
The ladies continued their work with QuAppelle House, held their annual
Bridge Tournament, organized a bus trip to the QuAppelle Valley, and held their
annual bazaar. They donated $5,000 to the general church fund in 2005.
In October this new group traveled to Wilcox to the site of Corner Gas and toured
Notre Dame College. They have also organized a special room for themselves with a
television and special furniture.
Some 21 servers minister at our Sunday morning services.
Greeters and Sidespeople:
Our greeters continued with their ministry of welcoming all parishioners on Sunday
mornings, and the sidespeople helped with ushering, hymn listings, and giving out of
A Sunday forum series was held in the fall consisting of three sessions and
averaging 12 participants per session.
All Were Meant To Be:
This group continued their studies focusing on "Revelations", and
continued to provide fellowship and support for their members.
A new committee, this group has been meeting since October looking at things such
as redesign of the Sunday bulletin, a new parish newsletter and re-establishment of the
phone tree, as well as a new parish directory.
This new committee organized four socials during the year; a stew night, a
spaghetti night, a fall barbeque and a Grey Cup party, events enjoyed by many of the
Mens Breakfast Group:
This group meets the first Saturday morning of the month at the West Harvest Inn
for fellowship and discussion.
A very special campaign was undertaken by this committee to refocus the energies of
All Saints with the use of a model entitled "Firm Foundations".
Parish operations donations rose buy $10,000. Rental income was lower. Our
congregation consisted of 178 households, and offerings supporting parish operations
amounted to $136,389.