Sometimes our outreach takes the form of public fundraisers. These have a threefold purpose: to deepen our bonds with one another; to engage the local community; and to raise funds for important outreach projects. A good example was our recent Midtown Mosaic Art Show, which brought together willing workers from the parish, attracted waves of art buyers, and raised over $10,500 from the silent auction alone! As a result, we are sending $5000 to Kids Cancer Care, $1000 to the Calgary Distress Centre, and the remainder to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Talk about worthy work … and for worthy causes!