Jane Harding, Stewardship and Gifts Officer for BC Conference, shares her joy over the giving heart of Shirley Goodness, who has raised thousands of dollars for Mission & Service.
Shirley Goodness (a.k.a. the Rev. Deb Hinksman) is a well-known character in British Columbia Conference who lifts up the work of Mission & Service every time she speaks. Shirley, together with the Stewardship Team of British Columbia Conference, offered an old-fashioned music and comedy cabaret at a local theatre as a Mission & Service fundraising event.
Shirley invited some of her fantastic friends to perform, including pianist and entertainer Perry Dickison; the Spirit Sisters, a talented group of women who sing sacred and secular a cappella music; and the musical duo of Linnea Good and David Jonsson. There was a bit of a Scottish theme throughout, with a bagpiper and a Scottish dancer rounding out the entertainment. Prizes were donated and sponsorships procured, and after all was said and done, $4,123 was raised to go to Mission & Service for ministry and mission.
We are so very proud of the work the United Church does in Canada and around the world, and so thankful for the many gifts of time, talent, and donations for the work of Mission & Service.
Please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith.