Family of Grace,
We are pleased to report that offerings to the general fund are on par with last year at this point. Our expenses are reduced due to changes resulting from the pandemic. We did receive a CARES act Paycheck Protection Program loan. Church finances are in a good place in this snapshot and that is something to be thankful for.
It is important to note however that for many months now, offerings to the building fund are not enough to cover our mortgage. This is a concern that will need to be addressed. Also, some of our members may be under financial stress now or in the coming months. There is an inkling of this as online offerings have dropped a bit in the last several weeks. If you are in a position to make an additional gift over the summer months, that would be so helpful in keeping things on track. And if you are not currently giving online, please consider doing so.
A strong financial base allows us to continue ministry and support our members and the community as needs and opportunities arise.
Stay safe. Missing you all.
Lisa Wolf, Grace Council Treasurer