The Finance and Maintenance Ministry (F&M Ministry) is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the church under the oversight of the Session. An annual budget is presented to the congregation for its approval at the annual meeting.
Its mandate also includes on-going maintenance of the church building, fundraising, preservation of archival materials, the Memorial Book updates as well as Stewardship encouragement. Finally, this ministry is also responsible for ensuring that the positions of Office Administrator and Building Custodian are capably occupied.
The earth belongs to God! Everything in all the world is His. Psalm 24:1
God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, then prophesy whenever you can – as often as your faith is strong enough to receive a message from God. If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, do a good job at teaching. If you are a preacher see to it that your sermons are strong and helpful. If God has given you money, be generous in helping others with it. If God has given you administrative ability and put you in charge of the work of others, take the responsibility seriously. Those who offer comfort to the sorrowing should do so with Christian cheer. Romans 12: 6-8
The F&M Ministry meets bi-monthly.
The F&M Ministry is currently composed of three elders (one of whom is the convenor), 8 members elected by the congregation for three-year terms, the treasurer and the envelope secretary (appointed by the congregation) and the minister (ex-officio).
The terms of reference for this ministry can be found here.
Accessibility Access Project Update – As of November 2017, number of design/build firms have been contacted and discussions held concerning our preferred design concept. We look forward to receiving their design proposals including preliminary pricing range estimates for our consideration in the coming weeks. Once received, these proposals will be reviewed and it is hoped that a preferred submission can be selected and subsequently brought to the congregation for consideration before the end of 2017. Assuming that there is support for the proposed design, we could enter contract negotiations leading to a contract award, creation of the drawing package and acquisition of the necessary permits and variances followed by construction in mid-2018. We thank our God for your continuing faithful support of prayers and gifts.
Nov, 2017 – Shirley Deschamps with the beautiful knitted garments that she made and sold at a recent bazaar. The proceeds were added to the accessibility fund which will be used to install an elevator down to the fellowship hall in the church.