We are beginning our annual pledge campaign to support the operating budget for the upcoming 2016 year. Our goal is $200,000 which is a 3% increase over last years given.
Stewardship is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the many blessings in our lives and reflect on how we can give back. As a practical matter, it's when we as members of the church begin considering how we can make a financial commitment to give back to God through the mission and ministry of First Congregational Church of Melrose. As you consider your pledge, please know that it is only through the weekly giving of our members, that First Congregational Church is able to present the activities that enrich and transform lives, enlightening worship and wonderful music, children and youth programs, spiritual guidance, and much more. Unlike many churches, nearly 70% of our operating income comes to us through the weekly offering. Put simply, every pledge counts, and every pledge matters.
We would invite you to explore these pages as you consider your pledge to First Congregational. If you have any questions or would like to meet to discuss your commitment in person, please don't hesitate to contact the Trustees of Finance for First Congregational.
Heidi Buser and Nyal Fuentes (co-Trustees of Finance)