Mission & Leadership 2017 Meeting
Our congregation will be gathering again on Sunday, April 30. We’ll meet right after worship, beginning at about 12:30. A deli lunch will be available (for the cost of a donation to cover meal expenses). There will be childcare too.
Please have a look at part 2 of our Annual Report, which focuses on Mission and Leadership matters. Mission and Leadership report for 2016
Finance and Property 2017 Meeting
Thanks to those of you who were able to attend our Annual Finance & Property Meeting on February 26. We had a great conversation about the critical financial situation we are in and how we can start to re-image this ‘Kairos’ and find new, sustainable ways to serve our community and God.
For those of you unable to attend a short update on what you missed. We are forecasting our largest deficit in over 20 years in 2017. This means that in spite of your generosity (including those of you who supported the Called To Be Elora UC campaign in the fall — thank you!) we are going to have a budget shortfall of nearly $13,000. Without a surplus to draw on, we are going to have to borrow money from church funds that have been set aside for specific projects to keep the lights on. Borrowing money like this is neither sustainable or good for the financial or spiritual health of our congregation.
The board will be meeting in early April to build a plan for our next steps and how we will be dealing with this deficit.
Financial and Property Report for 2016.
We have 2 annual meetings each year.
In February, we focus on Finance and Property matters.
In April-May, we concentrate on our Mission and choose our Leadership.
This team was empowered by our Council to discern future directions for our congregation. You can read their materials here.
Re:Genesis Report (February 2014)
What We Think We Know: Some observations about our congregation and community (Fall 2013)