Dear Friends in Christ,
When we began our Transition journey, we were advised to be vigilant about our Parish health as many congregations experience a drop in engagement and/or funds. This is typically related to the uncertainty of the path ahead.
To date, we really have not been impacted in this way. Our energy and engagement are high, and we seem to be enjoying our journey together.
However, we just have experienced our first significant shortfall in funds.
As of September 30, our YTD revenue has not met our budgeted revenue. You can see this in the graph provided monthly by the Finance Committee:
Until now, we have been close to budget even though we have had other months where giving did not meet expectations. This is because giving in the early part of the year was extremely high.
You can help by ensuring that your pledge is up to date. We urge you to generously support us so that we may continue to be the Parish we all envision.
The Transition Communications Committee
Dan Becker, Kathy Fox, C.J. Joplin-Jack, Andrew Miller and Sue Morse
Our website has a new look! And with it, greater functionality and a nicer aesthetic. With this new platform it will be far easier to make the website reflect the creative and thoughtful nature of St. John’s. It will also give me (Chris) greater flexibility and resources to make a website that is welcoming, helpful, and engaging. Plus new things are always exciting!
While the vast majority of the site is built, there is a good chance you will see some pages that are still under construction. It will also take some time to populate the events calendar and get all the posts sorted out. This won’t take long, but please know that we’re hard at work getting it all ironed out.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
Peace and all good things,
Youth and Communications Director