IT IS STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN TIME
Your Finance Committee recently had a budgeting meeting where we are projecting a $35,000 loss for the next fiscal year. This loss is caused by several factors:
- Our pledge goal this year was $265,000 and so far only $223,379 has been pledged. Last year we had pledges totaling $252,000.
- Most expenses are fixed and have increased because of inflation.
- We would like to give cost-of-living raises to our staff totaling $8,900. Most staff have not had any raises for the last five years. The one raise since then was for our custodian, Jesus, who got a raise to $15/hour four years ago. This $8,900 is included in the $35,000 loss.
If you are able, we would appreciate any one-time donations, pledge increases, or new pledges to help alleviate this loss. The Finance Committee will meet next on Friday, April 8th. At that point, we will finalize a budget to send to the Board with the pledges and donations we have received. The Finance Committee is committed to sending the Board a balanced budget.
If you haven’t yet pledged, you can do that here
on the Pledge Team.