On behalf of the Church Council, I would like to thank you for your financial gifts. Surprisingly, in spite of the usual low, summer attendance, we were able to stay largely on budget, particularly with our expenses and to move towards a solid foundation for the fall. We faithfully count on September’s strong financial giving to pull us eventually out of the summertime slump. The month of September usually allows us to catch up on the lost income during the summer months and to pay the outstanding deferred expenses.
Unfortunately, this September’s giving was unusually weak. While attendance has been up, and new activities have begun, overall giving has not kept pace. As we head into the month of October with both the TC Marathon and MEA weekend, we anticipate lower income.
I would like to invite you to consider an additional or an extraordinary gift to carry the church through this period. As Pastor Haug has reminded us all in the past, the congregation has no reserves to draw from. We simply try to be good stewards of the gifts we have been entrusted.
Thank you for your prayerful and intentional gifts.
Ross Bartels, Treasurer