Stewardship and Finance
Two important Stewardship and Finance events are coming up in October/November.
At the October 23 Quarterly Church Business Meeting the 2020 Ministry Budget is to be presented for discussion and, hopefully, approval. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend. The Quarterly Business Meeting packet, available mid-October, will have copies of budget.
Following approval of the budget, pledge letters and cards will be mailed to each church family. On Sunday, November 17th, a dedicated time to turn in pledge cards will be part of the worship service, if you have not turned in your pledge card in another manner.
A reminder that you can give to the Lord’s work at Walnut Hills other than during a Sunday worship service, including: giving on church website from your credit card or checking account; using direct “bill pay” payments from your financial institution; giving stock or other marketable securities through the church’s brokerage firm. These gifts may be to general fund or to designated ministry areas. Nearly $50,000 in gifts have been made so far this year using these methods.
While Sep 22nd offering was better than recently, overall since early August general fund offerings have averaged much less than earlier in the year. We hope this decline is reversed over rest of year to give us a stronger financial foundation with which to start 2020.