The last several weeks has seen a flurry of announcements, letters and meetings to explain where we are with our current budget. Since our budget year begins July 1, the conversations have been pretty intense, and rightly so. Funds that used to come in from our last capital campaign (Expanding Hope) have not been replaced with increased giving to our Operating Budget. At the same time, our loan payments will now come out of our Operating Budget. Simply put, the extra expenses to out Operating Budget have not been met with expected giving. The chart on the left (click on it to expand it) gives a pretty good summary of the situation. A more detailed explanation can be downloaded below.
More information will also be available at our Budget Q&A: Part 2 on Sunday morning in the Adult Education Area during our Community Time. I'll be there and if you have questions or concerns, please bring them. We'll get started about 10:10. Download 2009-2010 Stewardship Q&A.