As we conclude the 2018 Stewardship Campaign we want to thank you for your support for this year’s campaign, Together in Faith. Our goal for this year’s Campaign was $455,000 and, as of the middle of December, it appears we will come in well below that goal. However, we realize that many individuals and families have given sacrificially to support this Campaign and we truly appreciate your support and gifts.
The Finance Committee and the Vestry will use these pledges to build a balanced budget for 2018 and that budget will be presented at our Annual Meeting scheduled for January 28, 2018. We have sent out a letter to the Parish explaining that ninety percent (90%) of our budget is based on the pledges we receive from our parishioners.
If you have not made a pledge for 2018, please consider doing so to help our budgeting process. We are very concerned that our shortfall in pledges received will impact staffing for our communication ministry and youth ministry.
Again, thank you all for your response to the 2018 Stewardship Campaign. I personally want to thank our Stewardship Committee members—Kip Travis (my co-chair), Dee Dee Atwood, Griffin Bridgers, Fr. Craig MacColl, Anne McMahon, Candace Moon and Curt Watson.