Webster’s defines stewardship as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.

As members, this Fellowship is entrusted to our care. This year it will cost about $80,000 to keep the doors open and to continue to have our engaging children programs and stimulating Sunday Services. This does not include ministry. Ministry costs another $42,500.

Last Year’s Pledge Goal was $90,000. At the end of January, we should have received $67,500 in pledge payments but had only collected $56,860. This is 84% of where we should be. While we have savings that ensure we can meet are obligations over the next two years, we must increase our income to maintain ministry in addition to our basic operating expenses.

This year we are unfortunately reducing our pledge goal to $80,000. This reduction is driven by the loss of members whose pledges amounted to $10,000. I ask you each to consider the importance of ministry to you and the Fellowship and give as much as you can.

You will soon be getting information on pledging in the mail. In the package is the pledge form, instructions for filling it out, answers to FAQs about pledging, and a letter from Rev. Doak. Please fill the pledge form out and return it to the Fellowship as soon as possible but NLT March 30. We need them by this date so we can complete our budget for next fiscal year.

Please email me if you have any questions.

John Holt, Treasurer