ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT – When FoodWorx Enterprises shared its vision of opening a commercial bakery to provide employment, training, and caring support for formerly incarcerated individuals, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church recognized an opportunity for shared ministry and restorative justice. A $500 grant, announced in May 2018, supplemented contributions the church had already made toward the startup goal for this new enterprise. Their efforts are bringing the community one step closer to realizing the commercial bakery and its affiliated storefront, Breakout Bakery Café.
About the Alleluiafund. Because of your generosity in 2017 and 2018, the Alleluiafund exceeded its goal. This means, not only did we meet our predetermined commitments to Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Property, and various local and global outreach ministries, but we were also able to provide additional funding for many more things that make you say, “Alleluia!” The Alleluiafund supports vital ministries that are beyond the capacity of our diocesan budget, and every dollar raised goes directly to selected ministries. Historically, the selected ministries have included Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Commons, and various other outreach ministries agreed upon at each year’s Annual Convention. In 2019, we agreed to focus on Rock Point, Rock Point Camp, and ministries related to the priorities set by our Presiding Bishop and the General Convention, which include reconciliation, evangelism, and creation care.