Congratulations to the Rummage Sale team, directed by Barb Rohrer, and the Labyrinth Arts Festival team, chaired by Chris Burroughs, for two very successful fundraisers this fall. The Rummage Sale netted $2,700 and the LAF raised around $3,000. Wow!
What a remarkable fundraising start for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Each year our church budget is built around an expected fundraising income of $20,000. This income is necessary to augment our annual pledges. Our Auction generates in the range of $8,000-$10,000 each year, while Turpin High School parking, and space rental of our building to groups like Tae Kwan Do also add to this line item in the budget.
If you have an idea for a fundraiser – go for it! The nice thing about Heritage is that as long as you have an idea that fits with the mission of our church, you will generally be empowered to make it a reality. Any new fundraiser ideas would be appreciated. Just contact Rev. Bill or me and we will help you get started.
The Board of Trustees is working collaboratively with the Committee on Ministry to develop guidelines around Rev. Bill’s sabbatical, which begins in February. In addition, a new Executive Committee has been created to help prepare for and give guidance during the sabbatical. The Executive Committee is composed the past Board President (Reese Johnson), the current Vice-President (John Burroughs) and the current President (me). Rev. Bill will meet with us until he leaves.
Once these sabbatical policies and practices become refined, we will publish them for everyone to read. If you have questions or concerns about the sabbatical, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us, or to any Board member. The Executive Committee meets the first Tuesday night of each month.