At CGS, our mission statement includes the intention to proclaim, worship and serve. In order to accomplish this, we need donations to fund our efforts. I am happy to say our commitment to our mission hasn’t been neglected, despite the challenges we are facing.
We budgeted general giving as of 6/30/20 at $125,010. To date, our actual donations for general giving are $169,344, an increase over budget of $44,344. In addition, our budgeted expenses for the year as of 6/30/20 are $190,761. As of 6/30/20, our actual expenses for the year are $176,462. Our expenses are under budget by $14,299. None of us planned on doing church this way in 2020. Many of us long for in-person worship and community gatherings that encourage and sustain us and that is our goal as soon as it is possible to meet safely. Our continued commitment to fund our worship and service to our community is making it it possible to adjust our operations to this new normal and plan for worshiping together when we are able In addition to our donations, our investments have increased as of 6/30/20 by $19,538. This gain fluctuates monthly as the stock market fluctuates, but we have been blessed to have such a substantial increase.
If you would like to see more detail on the actual financial statements, you can find them on the following links:
Balance Sheet as of 6/30/2020
Profit & Loss Actual vs Budget YTD 06/30/2020
Chart of Actual vs Budget YTD as of 6/30/2020
Christ the Good Shepherd
Various editorials, articles, and other items of interest.