NORWICH, VERMONT – For the past 12 years, the people of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church have raised funds for agencies that serve groups and nations suffering from various catastrophes. In 2018, one of their focuses was the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). During Lent last year, parishioners raised $2,100, and their contributions were matched with $2,100 in grant funding. To follow is a letter of appreciation from the URWA.
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.