About Stewardship from John Holt
Webster’s defines stewardship as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.
As members of this Fellowship it is entrusted to our care. This year it will cost about $80,000 to keep the doors open and have our programs, RE and Religious Services, going. This is, of course, does not include ministry.
Last Year’s Pledge Goal was $84,200. At the end of December, we were 2/3 (67%) of the way through the fiscal year and had collected $68,102 or 81% of are goal, thank you for your generosity. If we meet our goal we will have $12,000 toward maintaining Ministry.
This year we are increasing our pledge goal by 11% to 93,600. If we meet this goal we will have $16,000 toward maintaining Ministry.
We are also continuing our separate campaign to fund a half time minister. Our goal is $75,000. We currently have almost $50,000 in cash and $3,000 in pledges.
You will soon be getting information on pledging in the mail. It will include a report on how much you pledged for this fiscal year, what you paid and what you owe.
Also, in the package is the pledge form. Please fill it out and return it to the Fellowship by March 18. We need them by this date, so we can complete our budget for next fiscal year.
Stiles Thompson is stewardship chair this year. Please contact Stiles or me if you have any additional questions.
John Holt, Treasurer