Consecration Sunday is October 29. We will gather for a combined Festival Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. followed by an all-church luncheon in the Parish Hall. Our Hospitality Team is providing the main course for the meal; please bring a salad, side, or dessert to share.
Consecration Sunday is the time when we dedicate ourselves to the work of our church in the coming year and make commitments as to how we will support this work financially. If you plan to give to the work of our church in 2024, please fill out an Estimate of Giving card and bring it with you to worship on October 29 or return it to the church office at your earliest convenience. If you have been joining us online, there is a way to set up giving through our website. The Church Board uses these Estimates of Giving to finalize a budget that faithfully balances our envisioned ministries with the financial resources we have available.
In 2024, our proposed budget is $378,942. The Board developed a pie chart that breaks down this budget into our six ministry areas. In developing this chart, they assessed how our staff allocates their time and how our building is used for ministry.
While our 2024 proposal represents a slight decrease from this year’s budget, that doesn’t mean we are cutting back on our ministries. In fact, we have plans to add two staff positions—a Minister of Pastoral Care and Support and an IT/Social Media Internship. Meanwhile,
- Our youth group is planning to go on a mission trip next summer to learn about “Justice 101” in Kansas City, Missouri;
- Our children will learn the stories of our faith through our B.I.B.L.E. Kids Sunday School program and Godly Play and are already looking forward to Discovery Day Camp next summer;
- Our men’s and women’s ministries are thriving;
- And we will continue to support local, denominational, and global efforts to lessen the suffering and struggles of others through our Outreach Ministries.
We are an active congregation with lots to share and much to do as we seek to be Church out in the world. Join us!