As 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?
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