The Stewardship and Finance Committee consists of lay members who commit their time to manage the financial well being of the Church. In addition, programs are developed to educate our parishioners on the meaning of stewardship and to help our parishioners understand that stewardship involves time, talent as well as financial gifts. The Treasurer and Recording Financial Secretary are members of this committee.
The Committee meets monthly to discuss financial issues and prepare the budget for the Annual Congregational meeting. Monthly financial reports are prepared by the Treasurer and presented at the regular Church Council meetings.
The Treasurer's books and records are audited annually by individuals selected at the congregational meeting. An audit report is prepared and presented to the Church Council for approval.
Primary funding for the church is provided through offerings from our members. Each fall, the Committee sponsors a pledge drive where members are asked to make a financial commitment of their offerings for the coming year. These pledges are incorporated into the annual budget where they are budgetted to fund the ministries of the church.
Ask, and it will be given you, search and you will find knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake. If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! [Matthew 7:7-11]