Sunday, August 19 at 10:00 am
Right after Worship this Sunday we will be having our annual Budget Approval Voter's Meeting.
This is a very important meeting as we will be approving the budget for 2018-2019 fiscal year for St John Church and School.
Our budget is a tool we use to guide our mission and ministry at St John and therefore is very important that we have a good turnout for this Voter's Meeting - WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND!
Our Mission is what Jesus called every Christian to, namely to "make disciples of all nations," (Matthew 28:19) and His command to Love God and Love our neighbor (Matthew 22:37-39)
Our Ministry is the specific actions we do in our community (Wheatfield and the Buffalo/Niagara region), by using our God-given talents and resources. Examples are regular worship services, outreach efforts to our communities’ specific needs and providing a formal Christian education through our School.
The Church Council has been working hard on putting together a realistic budget plan that projects giving and spending for 2018-2019 fiscal year and will help our mission and ministry happen. Our budget plan for 2018-2019 projects close to a million dollars to fund our mission and ministry, but also projects that with our current income trends (tithes, tuition, and other revenue streams) we will have a deficit of $10-12,000. While we always hope not to have a deficit, we have to be realistic with our plan and this is our best projections for 2018-2019. (remember - this deficit is only a projection, with increase giving and/or a reduction in spending we will not have a deficit)
What does that mean for you?
- Pray - give thanks for all the blessings God has given St John and that we will trust Him and be faithful stewards of these resources that are used for the mission and ministry of St John
- Attend the Voter's meeting this Sunday so you can see the budget plan and get an understanding of what it takes to finance St John for 2018-2019
- Participate in the mission and ministry of St John - continue your involvement, consider new ways to participate and, as you are able, help us meet the budget plan for 2018-2019.
Thank you for being a part of the mission and ministry of St John Lutheran Church and School and we will see you this Sunday!