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St. George's Donates $2000 of Metrick Legacy to Amethyst House

Rev. Ryan Slifka, Pastor of St. George's with Heather Ney, Director of the Comox Valley Transition Society

Rev. Ryan Slifka, Pastor of St. George's with Heather Ney, Director of the Comox Valley Transition Society

On Monday October 19th, St. George's delivered a cheque to the Comox Valley Transition Society in the amount of $2000 to go towards their newly opened Amethyst House recovery centre.

The funds were dispersed as part of a generous legacy gift given by Wayne Steven Mettrick, former custodian and long time member of St. George's who died in 2014.

"Wayne had a special heart for people on the margins of society," said Rev. Slifka. "Amethyst House serves those who Jesus called 'the least of these' and we couldn't imagine a better recipient for these funds. Wayne would be proud, and we are proud to give on his behalf."

Amethyst House opened in July 2015 and is operated by the Comox Valley Transition Society. It provides residential Stabilization and Supportive Recovery services in a substance free environment to women who are 19 years of age and older.

Blessing the Toy Library at its Grand Re-Opening

Seeing as how we as a faith community are doing this to bless the valley, Chair of St. George's Council Alison Mewett and I had the lovely opportunity to bless the space for the grand re-opening. We wanted a blessing that would be rooted in our faith tradition, but one that was inclusive in its scope, marking the space as one welcome to all people.