Obviously there are many ways Christians can give, however when it comes to our mission and action plans there are two major ways these are funded.
It has become part of the St Nicholas culture over the years to take up a one off additional offering usually linked to specific projects requiring funding. Last year through the generosity of our community we were able to fund the new crèche room , the new awnings outside and some additional resources for our children’s ministry. This year the Parish Council have asked that we bring our thanksgiving offering to help fund the renovation of the historic church and provide some funds towards the railings that we are now in discussion with the Shire about. We need around $25 K for this. We will speak of why we think it is worth doing this at the info/vision meeting next week. It links with all our thinking about developing our site for mission. Any funds beyond $25k will be allocated to the beginning of a rectory/ site development fund and resourcing youth interns. The thanksgiving envelope (given in last weeks church service) was provided for you to either place a cheque or cash or a pledge that will be given through direct transfer. These can be given on the 29th or over the next 2 weeks.
Proportional Giving Forms
These are provided to assist you in prayerfully considering your ongoing giving over the next year. There is no obligation or expectation for you to return the form. That was purely to assist you in your own thinking and commitment. However like all Anglican parishes we are essentially self funding and our financial resources are directed to enabling our local mission and purpose including ministry at All Saint’s. Currently we cannot appeal to National Australia or beyond for financial assistance in this!
Vision and information October 29th following a single service at 9 am
Suzanne, myself and several others will be sharing information regarding changes in Anglican governance and our vision for ministry and community life over the next year. Please do come and take part in this time together. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. We are blessed to have good things to talk about and the freedom to be witnesses for Jesus in this place.