As many churches today are experiencing, our congregational giving is down from previous years. The summertime is especially tough with attendance sporadic as folks take vacations. The current economy and higher costs of everything have been affecting us all, too.
We have had to pull funds from our savings account several times now to meet our current obligations. So that everyone understands, we may have an approved budget, but if the donations don’t match the spending, we do NOT spend money in categories that are not critical. For example, insurance, electricity, water, utilities, and salaries must be paid. Funds for the Pastor’s Education/Workshops, Children’s ministry items, and community assistance(such as helping others with bills, etc.), have not been used due to lack of funds for such items. All of this money is called the “general operating budget.”
We have additional funds in a Building/Facilities fund that cannot be spent on general operating expenses. This would pay for items like the new air conditioner, or new items for the church facility.
Most of the activities this year(food activities especially) have been funded by members/participants bringing items to share. The budget is closely monitored by Thresa and Glenn and I sincerely appreciate their combined effort to keep things in check.
We are hoping with this information/explanation you’ll understand our request for your prayerful consideration for your family giving to WCC for the remainder of 2023.
As a reminder, you may mail in a check or give online if you cannot attend in person for several weeks.
Contribute to Wendell Christian Church
Your financial support is greatly needed and appreciated. Click here to make an online contribution, or you can mail your contributions to WCC, PO Box 874, Wendell, NC 27591-0874. To download the Gively smartphone app, click here. Once you have it installed on your phone, put in zip code 27591 for your location and search for Wendell Christian Church.