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Annual Report For The Year 2004
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Report From The Church Committee For The Year 2004
The year began with the Annual Congregational Meeting held on January 25, 2004 under the Chairmanship of the Curate in Charge - Rev. Fr. Everton Cunningham. Year 2004 was yet another challenging year for this Parish as the Church Committee, along with the other Committees and Parish Groups, worked to further the ministry of the Church. The clergy are deeply grateful for the support and assistance given by the congregation in so many areas of endeavor. Special appreciation is extended to those who gave generously in time, money, prayers and personal care and who have worked to achieve various objectives.
The Rector completed doctoral studies at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and he and his family returned in the latter half of 2004. Additional clergy assistance was given by Rev.Fr Robert McLean who was ordained to the priesthood in November and Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings who joined the staff in December.
We are indeed grateful to:
I also wish to express thanks to:
We welcomed Rev. Fr. Edward Jennings (Priest Assistant) and his wife Karlene on December 15, 2004.
To those who have received national awards and other special recognition.
To all those who lost loved ones during the year.
The spiritual life of the Church is its reason for being and this, as the purpose of our existence, receives major focus.
We have much to be grateful for in that we were spared the total wrath of Hurricane Ivan. In spite of this however, we sustained minimal damage - totaling some J$1·6 million at our properties. St. Andrew Parish Church has, with God's help, come through another year of challenging activities. We give thanks for everything we have been able to achieve and look forward to God's guidance with the mission and work to be accomplished in the year ahead.
Rev. Canon Robert Thompson
Reports - Missions and Outreach
Moreton Park Homes Committee
The long term future of the Moreton Park Homes continues to be a challenge to the Church and to the Committee overseeing the operation of the homes. Earlier this year, the Committee organised a project group to undertake a strategic analysis of the current status of the homes and to look at some options for future development and operation of the facilities. A situation analysis established that:
Of the twelve units available in the six cottages, seven are occupied by residents ranging in age from forty to eighty years. Two units are allocated to the caretaker and family, and one is used as the TV/common room for the residents and one unit is vacant. All residents are responsible for their own care. The homes generate no real income, with only one contributing resident. Church members and other well-wishers make donations of food, toiletries and clothing to some residents. The expenses of operating the facilities are met from fundraising, gifts and bequests. During the year the following activities were undertaken/expenses met:
The physical structures are in poor shape and significant repairs are needed. Toilet facilities must be greatly upgraded and cooking areas modernised and made functional. Funds are currently being raised to improve security with repair to walls and fences. Landscaping improvements are needed. Significant capital investment is needed to improve the facilities for residents living independently. For dependent aged persons much greater investment will be required. The question thus arises what is the best use, consistent with the outreach goals of the church, to which the facilities may be put?
The work of the project group led to the identification of a number of options, three of which were selected for further investigation. These, in order of priority, are
Work has started on developing a pre-feasibility of the project idea for the Activity Centre for the Elderly, by a Project Planning Committee comprising the Chairman, June Rose, Marcia Goodall and George Briggs. June Roses research has established that
Given the go-ahead a project plan will be developed.
General maintenance work was executed throughout the year on plumbing repairs, doors, locks and roof. Damage from Ivan was mainly to roofs and there were fallen trees and branches. Estimates for repair work have been obtained and corrective actions will take place in the next two weeks. The Committee continues to work with residents who are elderly, mentally and emotionally challenged and great patience has to be exercised. Every effort is being made to have relatives assume responsibilities as caregivers but this meets with minimal success. The Committee has refrained from taking in any new residents in light of the long-term goal.
The accounts currently total $375,000.00. Fund raising events are planned for 2005 so that the property can be fenced to reduce the current security risk. The police have responded on several occasions to reports of prowlers on the property. Erection of a chain-link fence on one side of the property will commence shortly.
Submitted November 4, 2004 by Karlene Gordon, Chairman. George
A. Briggs Co-Chairman
St. Clement's Mission
St. Clements Mission continues to have a sustained positive impact on the community of Kencot, evidenced by: -
Spirituality - In addition to Sunday School and evening service, a number of confirmation candidates from the community attend classes at SAPC. St. Clements Day, November 23, was celebrated on Sunday, November 28, 2004. The restoration and refurbishing of the Chapel was completed during 2004.
Outlook for 2005 - All projects currently underway will be continued or re-started. In addition, efforts will be made to refurbish the second trailer in order that additional training programmes may be undertaken. Proposed HRD programmes include Cosmetology/Barbering, Dining Room/Hospitality, Floral Decoration. These were the most popular on a community needs analysis which was conducted.
Budget for 2005
Submitted by Sybil Thompson, Chairman St. Clements Management Committee
St. Andrew Care Centre
Overview - The St Andrew Care Centre continued to function as a principal component of the Possibility Programme which seeks to address the needs of boys and young men through a three-part facility:
In 2004, the challenge has been to strengthen the capacity of the Programmes to achieve the overall objective of addressing the needs of the boys and recording successes.
Project mission - The mission of the St. Andrew Care Centre (SACC) is to rehabilitate and prepare annually an estimated fifty street and at-risk boys for integration in the society and to become productive citizens. The Care Centre endeavours to assess each child or youth to determine individual needs and to make referrals to a relevant partner agency for attention to the needs.
Governance - The St. Andrew Care Centre is governed by a Board of Management having direct responsibility for the Centre and its operations. During the year the services of two Members were lost; Mrs. Millicent Taylor died in July, Mr. Philip Downer went overseas in November.
Project implementation - Since December 2001 when the Care Centre began operations, 242 boys have been registered, having been registered in 2004. The services provided by the Care Centre include:
The daily programmes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. and include: breakfast, lunch, remedial education - language, arts, mathematics, health science, group activities - business counselling, personality development, games- cricket, football. A wide range of activities seek to address the state of wellness of the clients. Through structured interaction, the Centre offers opportunities to rebuild trust, self-esteem, spiritual love, morale and seek to make the boys functional. The issues of youth and crime, substance abuse, anger management, basic personality and social skills enhancement are also addressed.
Budget - At the beginning of the year the Care Centre had a Budget of approximately $4 Million. Funding was obtained for expansion of the leadership strengthening and capacity building areas of the programme. For the year, January to December 2004, the Care Centre had Receipts of $5.7 Million and Expenses of $5.4 Million.
Submitted by Alvaro Casserly, Chairman
St. Andrew Parish Church Home for Girls
Ms. McKenzie attended on 24th, a Seminar on 'Parenting'
28th all from the home attended 'Passion of the Christ'
Corporate Communion 2nd.
Labour Day Clean up assisted by Glenlyon Lodge & Breakfast Optimists.
Tea Party - 29th at Kings House. Profit = $232,890
Workshop at UWI,'Working with Children who are victims of Violence' attended by Miss Campbell and Miss McKenzie.
An old girl of the home (Sally), with church friends held a treat & gave gifts to each girl.
The Home rcvd. Grant funding of $5.9M to build Counselling Room and Classroom with Computers and small Library. Drainage problem fixed.
JMMB Branch Manager spoke on job opportunities, benefits of saving
& interpersonal skills.
Rev. Canon Robert Wright from a Church in Atlanta visited with the girls & they all had a good time.
CDA observed our food storage & preparation which they found satisfactory.
Church Army Student, Molly Walton visited with the girls during the summer.
Eight girls visited Serenity Park with other Sunday School Students on 10th.
RBTT gave gifts of personal items.
Mediamix gave gift baskets of groceries.
Ja. Orphans & Vulnerable Children - 14th visited & spoke on HIV/AIDS.
Breakfast Optimist Club members on 16th, visited and treated the girls.
Miss Campbell attended meeting at CDA re Changes in the Governance of Children.
Ministry of Health Reps. visited to discuss proper nutrition with staff and girls.
On the 5th the girls & Ms. McKenzie attended 'Mello-Go-Round' at the Arena
CDA held workshop at Maxfield Park Children's Home. Ms. McKenzie attended.
Meisha Simon was successful at HEART test to pursue Food & Nutrition at Boys Town V.T.C.
ASHE - 3 girls have joined to be coached in Drama, Singing, & Dancing. $3000 per girl per term.
We wish to thank all who gave contributions during the year and at Christmas.
Submitted by Sonya Hamilton, Chairman
St. Andrew Settlement, Majesty Gardens
Administration - The staff compliment remains the same. The Peace Corps volunteer Kathy Nesby left in August and since then, she has provided sponsorship to assist a member of the community with evening classes. Plans are in place for a new Peace Corp worker.
Resignation - The Deputy Director, Mr. Phillip Downer, formally tendered his resignation effective the 12th of November, 2004 and he and his family migrated to Canada.
Health - Work at the clinic continues but medications from the Government supplier were reduced drastically since April. The clinic is almost out of supplies. In October, Dr. Wright took a one-month break from the Settlement due to unruly behaviour of patients who were involved in a fight during her visit. Dr. Jones continues to assist. Attempts are still being made to get the Dental Clinic operational.
Basic School - The Basic School reopened on September 6th in the new building. The Blessing of the building was postponed to early 2005.
Mission House - The Mission House is being renovated for the sole purpose of worship. In addition to Church and Sunday School, weekly Monday bible studies are conducted.
Education - Capital and Credit Merchant Bank sponsored six students through school at approximately $30,000.00 each. Grace Kennedy and Staff Foundation continue to sponsor the Home Work Programme and the under 15 football programme.
Finance - The bun project made a profit of approximately $500,000.00. The Settlement is still in need of funds to offset daily operational costs. Sponsorship is becoming difficult to obtain. The Settlement benefited immensely from the programme which designated March as St. Andrew Settlement Month. The budget for 2005 is $5 million.
Senior Citizens Programme - Senior Citizens received certificates for Art and Craft and Culinary Submissions. Six members died and our numbers are now sixty-three of which approximately 25% are Shut-Ins. Reverend Robert McLean conducts weekly bible classes with this group and his presence is well appreciated.
Majesty Gardens - At a recent Board meeting, Mr. Morin Seymour and representatives from the Kingston Restoration Company (KRC), made a presentation on how to access small business support (training and finance) through the Micro Enterprise Financing Limited. This information was passed on to the Community Based Organization. During the year, the CBO accessed funding from the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, in the sum of four million dollars ($4,000,000.00), for sanitation and environmental projects. Other community projects were funded by CIDA and Green Fund.
Hurricane Ivan - The passage of Hurricane Ivan saw many residents taking shelter at the Settlement in the Community Centre, the Dental Clinic and the Mission House. It was disappointing to see the way in which the shelters were treated by the residents. Damage to the roof amounted to approximately $25,000.00. An estimate has been submitted to the church.
Summer School - Summer School was conducted in July with the assistance of teachers from the community and partly funded by the CBO. 118 children attended. Members of Majesty Magic and the Sunday School received sponsorship from members of St. Andrew Parish Church to attend the Diocesan Church Camp in Negril.
Justice of the Peace - Mr. Clifford Strudwick continues to provide needed and valuable service to the people of Majesty Gardens who are in need of the services of a Justice of the Peace especially in light of the policy that persons must be known to JP's who are signing documents. Mr. Strudwick signs on the recommendation of Mr. Jos Chambers
C.V.S.S. - The Council for Voluntary Social Services conducted an evaluation of member organizations of which St. Andrew Settlement was one. They provided a consultant who assisted the Board in putting together a strategic plan at a workshop which was hosted by the Chairman Mr. Rex James.
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Reports - Mission and Spirituality - Church Groups
Alpha is a short, practical introduction to the Christian faith, developed at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), an Anglican Church in London, England and now used worldwide by many denominations as an Evangelical tool. St. Andrew Parish Church has been running the course annually since 2000. Alpha 2004, the 5th Alpha was held on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 pm and 8:15 pm from Wednesday, May 21 to Wednesday, June 30 at the Church Hall. The Church paid for the security, and meals etc. were covered by contributions from those participating.
Training Sessions for facilitators were held prior to the start of the programme. Each evening began with a light meal, followed by lively worship, a videoed talk by Rev. Nicky Gumbell of HTB then discussion and Bible study in small groups. A one (1) day Holy Spirit Retreat was held at the United Theological College on Saturday, May 29. Attendance at the sessions ranged from 34 to 46. The Retreat was attended by 34 persons.
Submitted November 2, 2004 by Joey James - Alpha Coordinator
The Guild has a membership of some 52 persons and this group continued to fulfill its mandate of preparation of the Church for Sunday worship. This included responsibility for floral décor and provision, preparation, maintenance of altar and church linen and sacred vessels. There was participation in other Diocesan Floral festivals and special events. Work is in progress on landscaping the car park and this has been a special effort of the Guild for the year 2004. Funding is provided by members of the Guild as well as through a single fundraising effort during the year. Expenditure is on flowers, floral foam (oasis) and linen. Given the high cost of linen and the need to replace a significant portion of current stocks the Guild is concerned about the lack of available resources to fill this need. The Guild expects to assist with the co-ordination of a Floral Festival and a Choral evening in mid-April as part of the planned activities for the 340th Anniversary Commemoration.
Submitted October 20, 2004 by Elsie E Aarons (Secretary)
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew
The Brotherhood observes three (3) disciplines - Prayer, Study and Service. During the period under review the St. Andrew Parish Church Chapter was engaged in the following activities:
Visitation - Made regular visits to Brotherhood members
who are sick and shut-in.
Accolades - In May the late Bro. Victor Barrett was honoured by the BSA in appreciation for almost fifty years of dedicated service. The BSA is happy that they were able to express appreciation before his passing in August.
St. Andrew Care Centre - The chapter has decided to be more actively involved with the activities of the Care Centre. A proposal for a project, involving the street boys, is being developed for discussion with chairman
Parish activities - The Chapter supported all of St. Andrew Parish Church Activities including fundraising events.
Submitted October 20, 2004 by Stanley Gordon/BSA
The Fellowship groups of St. Andrew Parish Church continue to meet regularly. There are now thirteen groups. The purpose of these groups is to study the Bible together, to pray together and to share with each other. All groups participated in corporate Communion as usual on the first Sunday in Lent.
The theme for the annual one day retreat on Saturday March 20, 2004 was " Our Christian Journey" The first session "Walking with Christ" was led by Dr David Kuck. The second session "Companions on the Way" was interactive and led by Joan Reader. The third session "Co-workers with Christ" was led by Rev. Father Edward Jennings. The Fellowship Groups have continued to take the Sunday Evening Service on the third Sunday of each month. Since the beginning of 2004 activities have been extended to visitation of some shut in members. The Joint Fellowship Groups' Service was held on the third Sunday in November and was well attended. The theme was 'Listening to God', and the message given by Margaret Newman. The Fellowship Group Social on the first Saturday in December was held at the Rectory.
Plans for 2005 include Corporate Communion on the first Sunday in Lent, a Retreat on a Saturday in Lent, a Social in December and increased membership.
Coordinators Joyce James, Joan Reader
Little Brothers of St. Andrew
This Committee is concluding its 10th year of operation having
been established as a special ministry to focus on boys at risk
who frequent the environs of the Parish Church. The Saturday programme
which was developed for them evolved into the establishment of
a permanent centre - the St. Andrew Care Centre - in 2001. The
Saturday programme continues with assistance from a volunteer
group. This group gives instruction in Bible knowledge, world
knowledge and creative arts.
Monthly meetings were held on the last Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Membership now stands at Fifty Nine (59) excluding shut-ins. Three (3) new members were enrolled at our Cooperate Communion in June. Members participated in Corporate Communion on the second Sunday in each month at the 7:30 a.m. Eucharist.
The Executive is appreciative to all the members of the Branch for their continued interest and support during the year.
Submitted by Daphne Whitely, Enrolling Member
This group assists worshippers to prepare for a spiritually fulfilling worship experience. The members extend hospitality to visitors and provide worship material for use at Services. The group supports the publication of the Parishioner.
Activities for 2005 include a New Year Social, Cake and fruit sale, publication of the Parishioner, Reception for new members, Annual Retreat, Evening of Fellowship and Corporate Communion.
*Includes the Parishioner, replacement of hymn books, Reception of newly confirmed, contact with overseas members, etc.
Submitted November 4, 2004 by Myrna Brown
Under the leadership of its new, dynamic and versatile director, Mr. Audley Davidson, the Senior Choir has continued to excel in 2004. New anthems, hymns and descants for most of the hymns are being sung each Sunday. The Choir continued to sing at special services for Confirmation, Easter, Harvest, Christmas, and funerals. The choristers are enthused with the new arrangements. A programme is being planned, in conjunction with the NDTC, in memory of the late Mr. Vincent James, former choir director. Although membership in the Choir continued to grow during the year and there is still room for new voices, especially in the bass line. It is unfortunate that the organists do not attend choir rehearsals regularly.
Submitted October 18, 2004 by Kay Thompson.
Membership. The Guild has a membership list of 20 servers with 13 on the roster. There were no new members in 2004.
Mission. The Guild functions to serve God by:
Challenges in 2004. Included: decline in attendance of servers at weekly church services and monthly servers' meetings, general disregard by servers for the monthly duty rosters and too few dedicated and active servers.
Activities in 2004 - included participation in Deanery
Day activities in July. Steps taken to address the issue of the
continuing decline in membership participation included a workshop
led by Mr. George Briggs to look into the cause of the problem
and possible solutions. Rev. McLean also held a special meeting
with the servers to address this problem. He has promised to work
closely with the Guild in the coming year.
Submitted October 31, 2004 by Minke Newman
Sunday School and Nursery
Mission - The Sunday School is committed to the mission of the Church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This commitment will be fostered using available communication media to engage, encourage and challenge each individual to develop a personal, loving relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Saviour so that, filled with the Holy Spirit they may be enabled to live out their faith in community.
Introduction - In 2004 there was Sunday School during the 7.30 a.m. Service and at 4.00 p.m. In September it was decided to discontinue the Evening Sunday School as the numbers continued to decrease. The teachers and students have been encouraged to come in the morning. The 7.30am Sunday School offers a Nursery for children under 3 years old. Numbers decreased somewhat with a high of 127 in the morning compared to 143 in 2003 and in the evening between 11 and 22. At present there are 35 members of staff including: Superintendent - Joyce P. James; Nursery Supervisor - Joyce Brown; Morning Supervisor - Fay Duncan; Assistant - Trevor Blake; Secretary - Carole Willis; Treasurer - Hazel Thomas
Patricia Parchment and Rosemarie Hawthorne went overseas. Katherine Williamson rejoined the staff to assist with Intermediate B. Evening staff members are helping in the Morning and it is hoped that some may assist at St. Thomas Mission. Since September, Carole Willis has joined Shirley Thomas and Elan Lumsden in teaching the High School Class as they usually number over 25. In the absence of Joyce Brown, Hazel Thomas acted as Nursery Supervisor with assistance from Sasha Lumsden and Milinda Thompson who temporarily shared the supervisory responsibilities.
Status of Projections for 2004
Two additional Library cupboards were acquired and there is need to increase both books and membership. The plan to involve students in leading the Worship has seen almost all the classes taking turns to lead on a 3rd Sunday where practical. The response has been positive. The plan to get the seniors to assist with the younger classes has met with some success and a number of students have been playing instruments to enhance the worship. The hope to produce more seasonal dramas has not been realized. Greater effort will be made to get the seniors more involved in the Church services for example in the choir and as servers.
Submitted October 22, 2004 by Joyce P. James, Sunday School Superintendent.
The number of active members is forty three following the addition of three new members during the year. Activities carried out during the period, in keeping with the motto of the organization - Work, Worship and Witness, and the overall Mission of St. Andrew Parish Church included:
Three members were awarded National Honours in October - Miss Kirby Clarke - Chairman; Mrs. Idell Grant - Treasurer and Mrs. Sonia Pottinger. Among our shut-ins are two members in their nineties - Mrs Orinthia Fender who celebrated the 98th anniversary of her birth on 1st April and Mrs. Irene Foster her 90th on the 22nd October.
Submitted by Kirby Clarke, Chairman
Women's Working Committee
The Women's Working Committee continued to play its part to fulfill the mission of the St. Andrew Parish Church. We wish to acknowledge the support which the membership has given to the Executive Committee. Mrs. Sylvia Sailsman continued to be responsible for internal relations and also assisted with Public Relations. Miss Kirby Clarke continued to chair the Scholarship Sub-Committee which also monitored the performance of the awardees. We acknowledge with thanks, the support of the spouses who continued to endorse the activities of the WWC.
Submitted by Mabel Marsh, Chairman
Young Adults Group
The activities of the Young Adults Group are summarized below:
Submitted October 31, 2004 by Tamara Herdsman
The Youth Choir, with an average membership of 15 persons, experienced a challenging 2004. During the year, the choir continued to contribute to the musical life of the church through its participation in Sunday and other special services, funerals and other events at the Parish Church and its missions, as well as in the wider Diocese. This included:
Following a proposal presented to the Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands by the choir in 2003, the choir commenced the first phase of the implementation of Anglican Lay Worship Initiative (ALWI). This involved the staging of two 3-day workshops on the use of the creative arts in worship in March and June of this year. A total of 59 persons representing 28 churches from the Kingston and Mandeville regions participated in the two workshops, in which participants received practical instruction in the use of music, dance, drama and art in worship. The curriculum also included specific sessions on the topic of Anglican liturgy and, in particular, the Eucharistic service.
The choir continued with the Church Instrumental Programme (CIP), aimed at providing instrumental skills to persons in Anglican and other churches. Two ten-week sessions and an intensive two-week summer programme have been run in 2004 in which an average of 22 persons from 10 churches have participated. The instrumental section of the choir continues to be developed. In particular, the Guitar Group has demonstrated much growth and has consistently participated in the 4th Sunday Family Eucharist and other special events.
Other initiatives include the utilization of a variety of mass settings in the weekly worship services throughout the year; completion of a studio recording of mass settings composed by Marcia Ashley/Elan Lumsden and the commencement of the planning for a Year A worship planner. In keeping with its focus on worship and ministry, the Choir continued regular bible study and prayer as a group and a number of choir members participated in a series of seminars on Intercessory Prayer.
The choir was involved in the following activities/events for 2004:
Planned activities for 2005:
Submitted by Marcia Ashley, Youth Choir Director
Christian Faith Formation Committee
CFFC was able to implement a significant number of activities during the year. The Committee may need to be somewhat more conservative in developing its programme, especially in light of the very busy schedule of activities on the church calendar. It must be recorded that the very important Christian foundation programme - the annual ALPHA Course - was held as planned, as were Bible Study sessions, Confirmation Classes, Fellowship Group sessions and other regular programmes of Christian faith formation. Within this context, activities sponsored by the Committee included:
The Living Issues series did not run as scheduled this year but other themes remain to be addressed, as are the challenges of the best day, time and venue. After two years of activity the Committee will conduct a full-scale evaluation of its performance, against the original strategic diagnosis and derived medium term programme, in order to chart its course for 2005. Expenses for this CFF programme relate mainly to refreshments at the various events - usually met from voluntary contributions from individuals or parish groups. An exception has been, so far, Total Sunday School, for which church support has been received. Resource requirement for 2005: $10,000 (5 x $2000)
Submitted November 4, 2004, by George Briggs, Chairman.
Property and Building Committee
The PB Committee met on a monthly basis during the year under review. Owing to lack of funds this Committee was unable to maintain the necessary momentum to fulfill its mandate for maintenance and upgrading of Parish properties. In addition to this, damage caused by Hurricane Ivan, although minimal, added a significant cost component to the work which is outstanding.
Much needed work was completed at St. Clement's Mission. The drainage problem at the Girls'Home was addressed. Work outstanding includes - Church - painting, installation of new carpets, installation of air-conditioning in the interest of preservation of the organ, roof replacement; Cemetery - extension, raising the wall in the interest of security, landscaping; Church office - Repairs to roof, walls and flooring; Old Court House - repair and painting; Rectory - bathroom renovation; Annex(PWD building) - upgrading; Church yard - security gate.
Proceeds from the Fathers' Day Brunch have been used to continue
with restoration and maintenance of the Hall. This is still inadequate
to meet the total expenses required for proper maintenance. Urgent
work required for 2005 includes repairs to the roof (over $200,000),
caretaker's cottage extension (over $200,000) as well as some
minor changes to the kitchen. The Hall can be used for Church
and other Meetings to provide much needed income. Members are
invited to assist by promoting rental of the building to outside
groups. Rental costs are available from the Church Office.
The volume of work required has been hampered by a lack of funds. Landscaping work has been in progress but there have been some challenges caused by Hurricane Ivan. Trees had fallen causing damage especially to the railings around the Columbarium. Ongoing maintenance is proceeding but consideration should be given to the employment of a person experienced in garden maintenance who will be responsible for the area around the Church as well as the larger cemetery.
Special projects include:
Submitted November 6, 2004 by Lloyd Facey
Background - The Committee is comprised of members of the various youth groups in the church. These include Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, Youth Choir, Young Adults group, St. Clement's Mission, Server's Guild, Little Brothers of St. Andrew, the St. Andrew Parish Church Home for Girls and the St. Andrew Deanery Youth Council. Efforts are being made to include a representative from the St. Andrew Settlement. Through the committee the various concerns of each group are addressed. In addition to activities in the individual groups, the committee is united in activities planned and coordinated as one body. The main objective for the year is to build youth leadership.
Activities - The main activities include:
Submitted by Dr. Nigel Elliott - Chairman and Tamara Herdsman
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Summary of Receipts and Payments
|CAPITAL & SPECIAL PROJECTS|
Membership - 3,000
Members on electoral roll - 1500
Overseas members - It is difficult to determine the numbers of persons who can be referred to as overseas members. However several members maintain regular contact, send donations and visit when in the island. The Reception Committee sends copies of the Parishioner to a number of these persons.
Baptisms Adults - 7 Children - 12
Confirmed Adults - 12 Juniors - 21
Sunday Schools - Registered - about 170; Maximum attendance - 127
Communion to the Sick - 261
Shut-ins - about 107
Marriages - 5
Burials - 80 (of these 31 were interred in the columbarium)
Tuesday Charity (registered) - 107
|Ash Wednesday||February 9|
|Lenten Devotions||February 17 - March 17
|Youth Retreat||February 11 - 12|
|Adult Retreat||February 18 - 20|
|St. Andrew Settlement
|Palm Sunday||March 20|
|Good Friday||March 25|
|Easter Day||March 27|
|Diocesan Synod||March 29 - April 1|
Choral / Floral Festival
|Alpha||April 13 - June 22|
|SAPC Home for Girls
|Healing Conference||May 27 - 29|
|340th Commemoration Dinner||June 10|
|St. Andrew Deanery Day||July 10|
|Adult Confirmation Classes begin||September 14|
|Junior Confirmation Classes begin||September 16|
|St. Andrew Care Centre
|Harvest Thanksgiving||October 23|
|Annual Business Retreat||November 5
|Annual Supper||November 18|
|St. Andrew's Day||November 30|
|Patronal Festival||December 4|
|Gift Day||December 20|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
A church reconciled to God, aware of its identity and healing the community through the proclamation of the Good News of the Gospel of Christ.
The mission of the St. Andrew Parish Church is to proclaim the good news and inspire the parish family to unity with God and one another
By ensuring that the church establishes programs to maintain, engage and expand membership
By identifying and mobilizing the human and financial resources available to the church.
By responding to human needs as we work for the transformation of unjust structures and the preservation of the integrity of the created order.
By presenting the Biblical tithe as the standard of Christian giving and the shaping of programmes of ministry that express the stewardship of God's creation.
By immersing our members in and expanding the knowledge of Christian identity in the context of our cultural experience and the obligations they impose.
|Moreton Park Cottages||Mrs. Karlene Gordon|
|SAPC Home for Girls||Miss Sonya Hamilton|
|St. Andrew Care Centre||Mr. Alvaro Casserly|
|St. Andrew Settlement||Mr. Rex James|
|St. Clement's||Mrs. Sybil Thompson|
|Christian Faith Formation Committee||Mr. George Briggs|
|Discernment Committee||Mr. George Briggs|
|Finance Committee||Mr. Mike Fennell|
|Property and Building||Dr. Vincent Lawrence|
|Supper Committee||Mr. Frank Williams|
|Youth Committee||Dr. Nigel Elliott|
|Alpha (11 weeks)||2 weeks after Easter||5:30 p.m.||Church Hall|
|Altar Guild||Quarterly (Saturdays)||4:00 p.m.||Church Office|
|BSA||4th Saturdays||10:00 a.m.||Church Hall|
|Friends of the Sunday School||Irregular|
|Grief Support Group||Wednesdays||5:30 p.m.||Church Office|
|Little Brothers||Saturdays||11:00 a.m.||SA Care Centre|
|Mothers' Union||Last Tuesdays||4:00 p.m.||Church Office|
|Reception Committee||Last Wednesdays||5:30 p.m.||Church Office|
|Sunday School||Weekly (except August)|
|Senior Choir||Thursdays||5:30 p.m.||Church|
|Servers Guild||4th Saturdays||2:00 p.m.||Church Office|
|St. Clement's||2nd Thursdays||6:00 p.m.||Church Office|
|Women's Auxiliary||First Wednesdays||4:30 p.m.||Church Office|
|Womens' Working Committee||Third Sundays||9:45 a.m.||Irregular|
|Young Adults||1st and 3rd Fridays||5:30 p.m.||OC House|
|Youth Choir||Saturday||2 - 4 p.m.||Church|
|Anglican Youth Fellowship||Saturday||4:00 p.m.||OC House|
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying , "Whom shall
I send, and who will go for us?" And I said", "Here
am I; send me!' Isaiah 6:8
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