At the request of Rev. Rachel, the church leadership has been working on redesigning the annual budget process. In the past, we constructed a hypothetical budget prior to the Stewardship campaign, and then had to adjust all of the numbers based on the actual results of pledging. This year, we are experimenting with reversing that process.
The Stewardship campaign is nearing completion with final follow-up calls now being made. As the results are tallied, the Finance Committee and Treasurers—with guidance from the Board—are beginning to construct the budget for the July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 church year. That proposed budget will be presented to the congregation at a Budget Hearing on Sunday, May 14 after service. Please join us. As always, the congregation will then approve the budget at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 21.