Hey Church Family,
Happy summer, y’all! I’m hoping we have several weeks to get outside and enjoy the great Oregon outdoors before the rains come again! Next week (June 24-29) is our Student Ministries camp. Please keep the students and our camp staff in your prayers, and remember, too, to pray for our Love Your Neighbor summer challenge. I’m super encouraged by what I’ve been hearing about how members of our church family are reaching out to their neighbors. Let us know what you’re planning by clicking HERE.
Here are the financial numbers from May so you’ll be in the know.
MAY GIVING REPORT / MINISTRY FUND
May Budget: $ 150,000.00
May Actual Giving: $114,004.12
Difference: -$35,995.88 (-24.00%)
2023 JANUARY-MAY BUDGET REPORT / MINISTRY FUND
Difference: -$96,896.21 (-12.83%)
GIVING PROJECTIONS / MINISTRY FUND
June’s Need: $140,000
July’s Need: $145,000
COMMENTS. We’re surprised that May’s giving was as low as it was and the apparent giving trends for the year are starting to concern us. We’re definitely taking an even closer look at where we are financially so we can understand, as best we can, future giving projections. I’m grateful that for the past year and a half we’ve been in a strong financial position and are prepared to sustain several lower-giving months in a row. We’re thankful to have some time to try to make up for some of our giving shortfalls and better understand the trends before we make any future budget decisions. Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to steward what God has given us to the best of our ability.
FIREWORKS STAND. That big white tent you see on our church property is a fireworks stand. We have rented this space to Discount Fireworks (some extra income for us!) and they are running all aspects of the operation and will receive all proceeds.
THANK YOU! Your faithfulness and generosity are an incredible blessing! I can’t thank you enough. Your prayers, service, and giving make a huge difference. Please be in touch if you have any questions. And if you would like to give financially to lead people to pursue a Jesus-first life, you can do so by clicking HERE.
In all things, Jesus first.