This is stewardship season at Pilgrim Congregational Church. It’s the time of year when we ask members and friends about their support for our ministry and mission in the following calendar year. Our operating budget provides for our staff, routine building maintenance and operations, our support of interfaith and denominational missions, and our programs. Most of our funding comes from donations from friends and members of the congregation.
In addition to the operating budget, we ask members and friends to support our capital needs. In 2005 we put a new roof on the building and did some interior work to make the building attractive and safe for community use. We are paying down a mortgage that was necessary to finance the 1.2 million dollar effort –we are nearing the last $100,000.
Every gift helps–whether large or small. Together we can do things that we could not do alone. Our theme for our stewardship campaign this year is “Surprising Gifts.” We hope to surprise one another with our faithful contributions to next year’s operating expenses!
Sunday, November 17, we will receive pledges and gifts for 2014. We will stay after worship for a brunch in Fellowship Hall. Guests and visitors are invited!