All Associates are welcome to join in the annual spring work and AGM gathering - a chance to gather with old friends and new ones, share in work projects all around Sorrento Centre, reflect and socialize with each other, and enjoy wonderful meals!

And don't forget Sorrento Centre's Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 12th.

This spring we welcome Jane Harding, who will be speaking to our associates about her work with Sorrento Centre : “Gratitude for ALL God’s Gifts”.

Jane Harding retired in 2021 from the position of Stewardship & Gifts for the United Church of Canada, serving British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of Manitoba. Her background and experience are diverse and is mostly in the non-profit charitable sectors in Canada. Her job with the United Church is to help congregations experience vitality, abundance and financial health. She works with congregations and local areas of the church by providing leadership, resources, practical and professional assistance through assessment, planning and implementation of Stewardship and Legacy programs. She also works with individuals who are inspired to leave a legacy to any area of the church including their congregation

She is seen as an expert on revenue generation and stewardship. She is a key resource to congregations embarking on capital campaigns, looking at operational finance as well as building reserve or endowment programs.

She is the current chair of the Pacific Mountain Stewardship Team and the Pensions Committee. She also sits on Pacific Mountain’s Finance Council and the Spiritual Care Network.

She is an active member of the Association for Fund Raising Professionals, Volunteer Vancouver, and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.

Jane lives in Salmon Arm, BC. She has a grown up blended family of six complete with eight grandchildren and a beagle X named Stella! She is the chair of the Leadership Team and sings and worships at First United Church in Salmon Arm.

Rev Heather Hamlin Gravells will be offering a service with Eucharist on the evening of May 11th before AGM on the 12th. Incumbent at St Mary’s on the Highway since May 1, 2021, member of the community since 2011. Heather has worked at Sorrento Centre in many capacities since 1995. A maritimer who fell in love with Sorrento Centre and its ministry in the liminal places.  

Now working at both Sorrento Centre and St Mary’s, giving us opportunities to work, worship and play together.

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