This past Sunday we announced an important milestone. The milestone itself is not the important thing to focus on, but the behind the scenes impact. The milestone bing that we met our end of fiscal year fundraising goal. For those unaware, we operate on a fiscal year that ends June 30th. Every year we typically have a bit of ground to make up to hit that goal. This year was no different, however we met our goal earlier than ever! Usually it comes down to the wire and we are counting donations up until the last day, but this year was different. Together we raised $328,000*!
This year YOU stepped up! YOU supported this congregation and got us over the finish line almost 3 weeks early. That is worth noting and worth celebrating.
More importantly it says so much more about the investment in this congregation, in this church and the impact we are able to make into the world. It supports community service initiatives, it supports small groups coming together sharing life together, it supports the Sunday message, the music and all the behind the scenes work it takes to get the message out into the world.
This year has presented many challenges to the way we do things AND it has presented many opportunities to pivot, to think bigger and brighter and to find new an innovative ways to reach out beyond any physical or spacial limitations. You have trusted us with your precious resources and welcomed us into your homes and THAT is something to celebrate.
So thank you for supporting NewChurch LIVE. We never take that lightly and we will continue to challenge ourselves to do more, welcome more and to find new and innovative ways to support this growing, thriving congregation. We look forward to what is in store in this new (fiscal) year ahead!
*NewChurch LIVE is generously supported by a local family foundation, making our overall operating budget $508,000.
Join Pastor Chuck for a book club this summer!
Pastor Chuck will be doing a book study throughout the summer reading “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr. We will be providing FREE copies of the book to anyone who joins! Even more exciting you will be able to help shape a future sermon series out of the book club discussion.
Sign up today and we will send you your free book in preparation for the first meeting June 24th.