Calvary Stewardship–Pledging Update and 2017 Annual Budget

The Calvary Finance Ministry met this evening to prepare the 2017 Annual Budget for the Vestry to confirm on Monday, 1/9/2017, before our Calvary Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, 1/22/2017.

A few people are still behind on their 2016 pledges.  If anyone who reads this is behind (see your annual giving statement mailed to you or available in Memorial Hall), please get your 2016 payment in as soon as possible.

Of the 112 pledging units available, only 65 have submitted pledges so far.  If you haven’t pledged and want to, use the pledge card on this website and bring it with you to church on Sunday or email it to admin@calvaryepiscopalbatavia.church.  The sooner you do it, the better. Your pledge can adjust our 2017 budget computation.

We will, as we had planned for, need to conduct some fund raisers for Calvary next year.  Please bring your creativity and ideas to the annual meeting.

We have added an eCommerce feature to our new website. Tithe.ly will let you make online contributions from the website or from your mobile device (after you download their app from the App Store).  Please don’t use it until we “launch it officially.” (We’re still working out some details.)  If you give without pledging, please let Joel Montgomery or Craig Keller or Dave Evensen or Brandon Crawford or Fr Mike know what you are planning on.  You can use Tithe.ly to set-up automatic giving.

We also want to invite new members of Calvary to consider pledging. Your financial contribution is up to you.  Everyone is welcome.  We also need lots more volunteers of service.  Altar Guild, Lay Eucharistic Visitors, Welcome Care and Comfort, and more need more volunteers to come forward.  Consider this your personal invitation.

Please wear your name tag (and ask for one if yours is outdated or missing). It’s important for each of us to know the other members of Calvary and name tags make the process lots easier.

Yours in Christ,

Joel Montgomery
Calvary Stewardship Chair

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