Moving Forward Together

Pledge Sunday

November 24, 2019

60th Anniversary 1959 – 2019

During the three weeks of the Stewardship campaign, Pastor Young-Mee Park will preach a sermon series entitled “Vision 2020,” beginning with “Looking Forward” on November 10, then “Looking In” on November 17, and concluding with “Looking Back to the Future” on November 24. She is excited to share what she has heard, learned, seen, and experienced during her first four months of pastorate, as well as her big and bold dreams for a vital and vibrant future for Hinsdale UMC. You will also hear various members share their passion, vision, and commitment to making a difference in our communities and the world through the ministries of Hinsdale UMC. Please come join us on this exciting journey. Let us move forward together!  


Moving Forward Together

HUMC_Stewardship_Update_2020_01.pdfAs HUMC celebrates our 6oth anniversary, we are focused on moving forward together. Over the next few weeks, we will reflect on putting “love in action” through our presence, prayers, gifts, service, and witness. While we may be at different points on our faith journey, we can help ourselves, our families, our church and our community move forward in Christian faith and service. 


This is the time of year that we ask our members and friends to share their intentions of financial support for the church for the coming year. These pledge intentions allow us to know our expected resources so we can plan our programs, services and staffing for 2020.


What does it cost to run the church?

  • We will set our 2020 budget after we know the level of your financial support. But we expect our needs are about $700,000.
  • 65% are the salaries and expenses of our pastor and staff along with direct program costs. This covers our senior pastor and worship, pastoral care, children and youth programs, music, Christian education, and communications to name some of the key items.
  • Running the office and the normal operating expenses for our building and grounds are about 27%.
  • Our apportionment (the amount we contribute to the Conference for our connectional support and global missions) is about 8%.


What’s the financial goal?

  • We are hoping to increase the number of the number of pledges received to 105 from 92.
  • We are hoping to increase the dollars pledged from $470,000 to $520,000 (up 10%).
  • Last year was a tough pledge campaign as we lost some faithful and generous donors (from illness, death, moves and other personal reasons). With our current momentum and vitality, we believe we can meet or exceed these goals for 2020 with your generosity.


Is my pledge important?

  • Financially, it’s vitally important as pledges make up about 75% of our total budget—we can’t sustain our programs and services to the congregation and the community without your support.
  • Spiritually, Jesus encouraged us to give cheerfully according to our ability. To live life generously as God has encouraged us to do, can you support the church with a pledge for 2020?


What are we asking you to do for HUMC?

Please prayerfully consider the gift you will make to HUMC for 2020. Click here for a printable pledge card, or click here to complete an online pledge form. Bring your pledge card to church on Sunday, November 24 as we dedicate our financial gifts to the church to enable it to accomplish God’s work in our community and around the world and celebrate our 60th anniversary as a congregation while we are Moving Forward Together. 

Printable Pledge Card

Weekly Giving Step-up Chart

Moving Forward Together - 2020 Stewardship Brochure

Stewardship Update 2020

Financial and Budget Update 2020