Thank you, Central, for your faithfulness to our Lord and Savior, and for the generosity in giving that you have demonstrated this year. Most recently, your support provided four holy week services (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and two Easter worship services) which in total welcomed over 800 people to worship.
Contributions through March 31, which total $1,418,901, are ahead of last year by a 5.2% increase. Expenses for this time period total $1,396,459, which leaves a small buffer. To achieve a balanced budget in the remaining three months in our fiscal year, Central will need approximately $378,000 in giving while holding expenses.
Finally, we give thanks to those who have responded to the call to increase their household’s giving by $320 through June to help meet the fiscal year’s budget goal.