Our GIFT campaign has allocated approximately $30,000/year over the full five years of the program for St. Matthew’s Ministry projects. In the first round of selections, Parish Council reviewed a number of proposals from committees and individuals in April and allocations were made to Christian Education, Outreach and Hospitality Ministries, and the decisions are being implemented over the summer. A call for further submissions will be made in the future as resources allow.
The GIFT campaign is taking place in 72 parishes across the Diocese. (For more information on the Diocesan campaign, go to http://www.growinginfaithtogether.ca/Direct_to_Parishes.html.) St. Matthew’s was one of three parishes in the Diocese to take the opportunity to add an additional goal to its original Diocesan assessment so that we can replace the roof on the Church. We benefit significantly from the administrative support provided by the Diocese – these services would normally cost about 10% of the campaign value.
On Sunday, June 24, 2012 the following motion was carried at a special meeting of Vestry:
“That St. Matthew’s participate in the Diocesan GIFT campaign with the following budget:”