Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
The wardens and Parish Council would like to encourage all members of the church to be praying for our church’s budget situation at this time. As at the end of June we are substantially behind budget for the year ($34,000).
We are thankful to God for how he has blessed our ministry in recent times. Over the last few months we have continued to see many people do Christianity Explained. Our Youth and Children’s ministries continue to grow. Our Kids Holiday Club was a wonderful blessing and who knows what God might do going forward! My prayer is that we will continue to raise up people to do MTS and go to Bible College in 2017. We are also continuing to work towards improvements to our properties.
However, after a very strong year last year our offertories have not risen this year to match our present needs and our future aspirations. Unless our baseline monthly giving increases over the next few months we will not be able to fund the new opportunities before us and in fact we may have to make some very difficult decisions.
Can we ask you to please take the opportunity to prayerfully consider your level of support for your church at this time? If you are able to increase your support that would be a wonderful blessing.
Giving year to date $373,914 Average giving per month $62,319
Budget year to date $408,612 Budget required $68,102
Shortfall year to date $ 34,698 Shortfall per month $ 5,783
For those wishing to give electronically the church’s Bank account details are:
Bank: Glebe Administration Board
BSB: 704 998
Account Name: St George North Anglican Parish