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Pastor's Ponderings, January 16, 2017

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Financial Overview

The figures are in for 2016 and the church is in a strong financial position. Actual income for the 2016 was $722,650, that is $20,681 above the budgeted income set for the year. Our total expenses for the year were $712,402, well under the budgeted amount. We ended the year with all expenses paid and $37,443 on hand to start 2017. Thank you for all of you that have made the work of ministry possible this past year.

In December, the Church Council passed a budget for 2017 at $755,600, a 4% increase over the adopted budget figure for 2016. This breaks down as follows:

Staff compensation - 57.6%
Care of God’s House - 17.4%
Conference Benevolences (apportionment) -10.9%
Program Areas (evangelism, education, music, - 5.5%
family life, missions, youth)
Administration and Technology - 5.5%
Missions/Church and Society - 3.0%

More financial details, including a copy of the 2017 budget, are available upon request at the church office.

See you in church!
Pastor Steve

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