We gave the congregation a Ministry Fund report for March – June the first Sunday of July. We promised an update in September. Before doing that, here is a brief summary of the report through June:
- Ministry Fund contributions for the first four months of our current fiscal year are down 9% from the previous year.
- Expenses for this period have exceeded contributions each of the four months for a combined deficit of $38,894.
- It seems like giving to Forward in Faith has had a part in this, so we are reminding you that Forward in Faith contributions are to be in addition to Ministry Fund giving.
The end of the report was a statement that we have proclaimed the need, and it is now up to God’s people to respond as God leads.
You responded well in July with Ministry Fund contributions above the previous two years. August had similar results.
However, summer is still a time of larger expenses and smaller offerings due to people being gone. We also had two large, unforeseen expenses in August, totaling $10,068. As a result, our deficit grew, but at a slower pace. The total deficit at the end of August is $48,863.
Once again, we are proclaiming the need. Please join us in asking God to help us erase the deficit in the next few months. Also, please ask Him to guide you in your individual response as He supplies the resources.