May 25, 2016
Dear Members of Grace Church:
I invite you to attend the meeting of our congregation on Sunday June 5, 2016, immediately following the 11am Service that day. Your attendance is important and I encourage you to attend. The agenda is below.
We shall hear reports at the meeting from Jeff Cribbs, a member of the Associate Pastor Search Committee, Bill Koehne, our School Principal and Bill Kopper, the Treasurer of our congregation. I hear from members, quite often, that there is desire to be better informed about our Church and School and their operations. These reports from some of our congregation’s key leaders present opportunities to learn more about what is happening at Grace. As always, there will be the opportunity to ask questions after the reports are presented.
The principal piece of business for our June meeting will be the presentation of the budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1, 2016. The budget process is an important act by our congregation as we set forth our priorities for the next fiscal year. The budget that will be presented at the meeting for your consideration is the result of four meetings of the Budget Committee (capably chaired by Bill Kopper) which were open to all members of the congregation. If you would like to see the proposed budget prior to the meeting, copies will be available at Grace from Karen Christopher or you may contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will email it to you.
Our budget is necessarily established at the beginning of June before we can know the final outcome of the current fiscal year. Thus, we budget without the benefit of hindsight. As shall certainly be made clear to you between now and the end of June, we are collectively challenged once again this fiscal year to provide the revenue that will allow our contributions to be in balance with the monies that will be spent this year in fulfillment of our ministry together. Those of us who have been entrusted by you with the responsibility to steward our congregation’s treasure need your help once again this June. Kindly do what you can to help.
The other officers of the congregation and I look forward to seeing you on June 5.
Daniel W. Luther
Agenda for June 5, 2016
Regular Congregational Meeting
1. Opening prayer and devotion
2. Review and approval of minutes of January meeting
3. Report – Call Committee
4. Report – School Principal
5. Report – Congregation Treasurer
6. Budget Committee recommendations to Congregation
Discussion of Budget recommendation
Vote on Legacy of Grace proposal
Vote on Budget recommendation