From the President
July Council meeting highlights:
+Both giving and spending are up slightly from June of last year
+Bonnie and Craig are donating a refrigerator to the food pantry to store milk and eggs
+Bonnie applied for the United Way grant
+Sunday school will start Sept 8
+looking into computer needs
+Pastor will be at Churchwide Assembly August 5-11
+combined worship Sept 15 or Oct 6
+Looking at HDC contract
+Next Council meeting: Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm
+Next Parish Board meeting: September 17 @ 5:30 pm @ All Saints
Thank you, All Saints, for your continued support and sharing our passion to help families affected by the Autism Spectrum Disorder is very much appreciated! In our 8th year, we continue to give back to the local QC Community and have donated over $225,000 for Autism programs, educational grants and speech scholarships. Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of race registrations are invested in local autism services.
The Royal Ball Run Team
The food pantry has been extremely busy this summer and the patrons love to be able to get laundry detergent and other hygiene or cleaning items. These are things that cannot be purchased with food stamps. Please donate any of these items as you are able. Dollar Tree and Dollar General have laundry soap for $1/bottle. These bottles can do 32 loads. ❤️
From the Financial Officer
The average monthly amount budgeted for 2019 for Undesignated Donations (Anticipated Offerings) for MINISTRY INVESTMENT was $7,500. You donated $7935.00 in June, $435.00 more than the monthly budget requirement. The rolling average/month YTD is $44,392.00/6 = $7,398.67, still slightly below the required average. Thank you, again.
You donated $325.00 to mortgage reduction in June. Since inception, a total of $88,677 has been donated to the (Happy Hearts – Hopeful Future) debt reduction campaign.
The mortgage balance as of 06.30.2019 was $145,452.30.
News from the Southeastern Iowa Synod – Summer 2019
In 2020 the Southeastern Iowa Synod will elect a new bishop. The Synod Ministry Profile Committee, appointed by the Synod Council, is conducting a survey to better understand the ministry setting of this synod.
The results of this survey will be used in the formation of the synod’s ministry site profile which will be made available to everyone in the synod. This profile will be used in the call process and the election of a new bishop at the 2020 Synod Assembly which will be held May 1-3, 2020.
The synod needs your help!
Let us know what you think by taking the 15-minute survey online (www.surveymonkey.com/r/SynodProfile). The survey will be open for responses from July 8 until August 9.
Other ways to help
- Pray for the synod and its congregations as we begin the election process
- Pray for people who are discerning the call to be bishop
- Stay informed and ask questions visit https://seiasynod.org/bishopelection/
Flat Jesus Sightings
Have you been taking your Flat Jesus with you where you go? Pastor Amy challenged us to do just that this summer. Send your photos with Flat Jesus to the office email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are Ryan, Tyler, Craig, Teagan, and Colin with their Flat Jesus!