Transforming Our Future: Cynthia Preyser

QRSG 2017: Terry Roberts

Hospitality: Ursula Hitchcock - Many St. Mark’s parishioners are involved in hospitality. Most of the ladies of the congregation are eager to help. Some of the men are getting more involved with cooking and are very helpful with setting up tables and chairs and kitchen duties.

Cupboards are kept stocked with supplies. Food is prepared and served. Coffee and tea stations are set up and monitored. Set up and clean up is also part of the hospitality committee duties along with:

  • preparing and serving suppers and luncheons for special occasions and fundraising.
  • preparing welcoming meals, as well as farewell luncheons for the clergy.
  • catering to the funerals of parishioners and people of the surrounding community, and
  • ordering and serving cakes for special occasions.

Marking the 90th anniversary of Parish of St. Mark was a particularly joyous event for the parish and was celebrated by all. The hospitality crew works hard to make these events a success.

Outreach: Bill Purdy

St. Mark's Fair: Sandy Morter - 100% of the net proceeds raised by St. Mark’s Community Fair are returned to the community to support programs for youth and seniors in Oceanside communities: YoungLife Qualicum Beach (works to help local students in Grade 6 – 10 get to know God, and how much He loves them.) Oceanside Hospice and Manna Ministries. St. Mark’s Community Fair is supported by The Town of Qualicum Beach, Qualicum and District Curling Club, The Legion and the Gardens at Qualicum Beach.

Transportation: Terry Roberts - Arranging rides for people to various services and events. 

PWRDF:  Simon Burns - PWRDF, or the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is the social action arm of the Anglican Church of Canada. PWRDF began in 1958 as a first response led by the Primate Howard Clark to the Springhill Mine Disaster in Nova Scotia, and then the following year to the famine in India. So we have 60 years of experience. PWRDF has become the means by which we respond to the gospel’s call to bear witness to God’s healing love in a broken world.  We work around the world in dynamic partnerships to advance development, respond to emergencies, assist refugees and to act for positive change.

The Vision of PWRDF is “A truly just, healthy and peaceful world”

As a first world country Canada provides support “Overseas Development “to less fortunate countries to help raise their standard of living. The standard of accountability required by our government is extremely high and projects/finances are closely scrutinized.  Base lines are determined before a project begins and goals are set for results.