On behalf of the Board and Elders, I am pleased to report as we approach our fiscal year end (July 31), our regular general fund offerings are on track compared to budget ($380,000 through June) – for those that were around at the AGM last year, we praise God for continued faithfulness as we recognized the budget would be stretching. We also thank those of you who have sacrificially supported the church. Within view are also some extra ‘needs’ – our building could use some TLC, continued financing of the Gerard House (including increased operating costs such as property taxes), releasing of funds to empower ministries, pastoral transition, etc.
As we look forward to the year end, how we cross the line will also set the tone for the year ahead. Would you consider making an extra gift or increase in regular giving to help us finish off the year on as strong a footing as possible? It would be such a privilege to be able to report back to the church that we’ve finished off the year ahead of budget so that we can start off the new fiscal year empowered – and do a little dreaming about how we as a church can live generously!
For information on how to give to the church, see http://www.redemptionchurch.ca/giving or feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org – we can accept cheques/cash on Sundays/in person at the church; by credit card anytime online; by text message to 604-256-6611; by pre-authorized debit; or gifts of securities/planned giving.