A message from the Stewardship Team
An amazing “Act of Faith” happened in our church on February 22, 2015.
As you know, the congregation established the 2015 Operating Budget on that date. The income side of the budget was based on the total pledges we received and the recent history of unpledged giving. This means we have about the same amount of money to spend this year as we had last year.
The budget, as presented, provided a 1% raise for staff, an Outreach budget significantly less than the goal of 10% of our total giving, minimal support for the new Justice and Witness ministry team, and no increase for the other ministry teams. It looked like this year would be pretty much the same as last year. Then, during the discussion that followed, the “Act of Faith” occurred. The congregation amended the budget to provide an increase of 2% (rather than 1%) for the staff in recognition of the great job they are doing. The cost of this “Act of Faith” is about $3,000, and unless total giving increases, will result in a deficit of that amount at the end of the year.
This is a very generous church. We know this because several people have asked how to go about increasing their 2015 pledge to help off set the increase given to our staff. This is another “Act of Faith.”
So --- If you would like to increase your 2015 pledge, or make a pledge for the first time, contact any member of the Stewardship Team, or stop in the church office and pick up a form that Stewardship has put together, or click here to download the form. The form makes it quick and simple for you to also take part in this “Act of Faith.”
Members of the Stewardship Ministry Team
Bob Huxtable, Page McCloud, Jackie Robbins, Larry Robbins, Matt Wicks
and Ed Werneke, Chair