Financial Advisory Board


Happy New Year from the finance advisory board! 2013 brings lots of new things including a new church budget. You will see the proposal from the board and council soon as materials are distributed for the annual meeting. Over the past several years, the church budget has been continually reduced. The general fund giving has also come down so we still have not met a budget in any of the past several years.  Frugal spending by committees and efforts to reduce spending have kept us in the black, but there isn't much left to cut so we encourage every member to give some thought and prayer to how you can help maintain the mission and programs of the church in 2013. Simply Giving (automatic withdrawal) is a great way to make sure that your desired contribution is made to the general (and other) funds on a regular basis and eliminates the need to "catch up" when you miss services or are away from town. To encourage the use of Simply Giving and/or make it easy to change the amount of your regular contributions, each member will receive an enrollment/change form in your year-end giving statement. You are by no means required to use it, but if it makes sense for you, we encourage you to consider it. Please feel free to contact any of the finance advisory board members or the church office if you have questions.


Wishing you God's blessings in 2013


Marc Johnson