A message from your Finance Commission:
In preparation for next year’s budget, we have started estimating the expenses with increases in several categories due to the needs of St. Michael’s. A first-pass expense increase came to 14% over the 2017 budget or ~$115,000. To meet that increase AND have a balanced budget, parishioner pledge revenue will need to increase by almost 20% (or ~$155,000). The significant categories include Christian Education, Payroll and Property. Outreach has been intentionally increased by $20,000.
We ask that you prayerfully consider generously increasing your pledge commitment to St. Michael’s this year; or, if you have not committed in years past, please consider beginning to pledge in support of St. Michael’s. We invite you to join the parish on November 5 at for the Ingathering of Pledges at our joint service.
The following chart is a breakdown of the full numbers involved.