2017 Pledge Offering as of September 30, 2017 totaled $382,958 lower than Budget by $25,751 or 6 % but $2,162 or .6% higher than last year. Pledge Offering Receipts represent 71.7 % of total Receipts. Thank You to our church members for their Pledge Offerings. It helped our Church operate effectively in meeting its Missionary and Outreach commitments on a timely basis.
Combined Receipts for nine months 2017 totaled $533,679, slightly higher than Budget. Because of disciplined spending, expenses for the same period totaled $526,812 lower than the Budgeted Expenses by $8,605 or 1.6%.
In summary, higher than Budgeted overall Receipts and lower than Budgeted expenses are the primary reasons for the Net Surplus as of September 30, 2017.
Now that we are in the 4th Quarter and the holidays and year end are not far away, we continue to encourage our Church Members to remain current with their Pledges.
Your Pledge Offering over and above your Pledge Commitment is very important to the efficient functioning of our church. It helps offset shortfalls in Pledges from some Church Members because of their financial circumstances. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. It will allow our church to continue meeting its missionary goals.
We are looking ahead to the future with excitement and a positive spirit in Christ as we continue to bring the message of Salvation to this community and others around us.
3rd Quarter Highlight: Another successful Tour de Saints took place on August 26th. 100 volunteers were able to host 260 cyclists. The cyclists and Sponsors donated the equivalent of 1,400 pounds of food to the CCM Food Pantry.
If you have any questions, please contact Gil Small, Treasurer, at 201-575-9638 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Dillard, Finance Committee Chair, at email@example.com. The Finance Committee regularly meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. These meetings are open to everyone.