Not only did we come through 2023 without utilizing reserves, we had a net operating income carryover of $71,000+. The congregation has been generous and supportive in this past year of transition. There is a positive feeling about the direction that the church is headed as we enter a year of search for a settled pastor.

We received 21% of our 2024 pledge goal in January (similar to last year). Unpledged income is budgeted based on past experience but varies widely from month to month. We have budgeted receiving $40,000 of unpledged income for 2024, and received $810 towards that goal in January.

The approved 2024 budget estimates using about 48% of the 2023 carryover to balance the budget. The remainder of the carryover is being held for future use.

The Finance Committee will continue to review church financials in order to make recommendations to the church for major projects, including sanctuary lighting, audio-visual upgrades, HVAC and roof replacement, and challenges ahead. This will be an active year for the church, and it is in a good position to meet the needs.