Financial Celebration Points for 2014

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• 100% payout of apportionments. Apportionments are the contributions each church is asked to give toward general church ministries and missions. Our 2014 apportionments totaled $231,869. • $55,649 operating surplus for 2014. When added to the surpluses accrued in 2012 and 2013, the church now enters 2015 with an operating reserve of $218,327—a huge step toward achieving the Finance Committee’s goal of having at least a sixty-day operating reserve to cover unforeseen expenses and cash flow fluctuations in the summer. • $1,466,127 pledged for 2015—a record in recent history, which … [Read more...]

Benevolence Report for 2014

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In addition to the conference and district apportionments of $231,869 which First Church gave to support ministries beyond our local church, our church and groups within it gave the following amounts in support of benevolent causes: In addition, our Gifts-to-the-World Market, sponsored by the Epiphany Class, collected $4,860 for various causes, which will be dispersed in 2015. … [Read more...]

Proposed 2015 Operating Budget

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2015 Leadership Committee

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Operating Fund Financial Results

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  Thanks to your faithful generosity, we ended the year better than budget. We caught up on apportionment payments in December, and although expenses in utilities and facilities maintenance were higher than we had budgeted, our revenue was also higher, and we were able to end the year with positive results. Your faithful generosity enables us to make disciples who in turn will transform the world. Thank you. … [Read more...]

Administrative Board Meeting

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January 25th Our Administrative Board will meet on Sunday, January 25th, in Wesley Hall immediately following our 11:00 a.m. service. Lunch will be provided for $9 per person. Board members and guests who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 22nd. Contact Cindy Reidland at cindy@fumcaustin.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 200). Childcare will be available. If needed, email childcarefumc@yahoo.com to make the necessary reservations. Reservations are not guaranteed until confirmed. … [Read more...]

Stewardship Campaign Update and December Giving Needs

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Don’t be left out! We are about to close our 2015 Stewardship Campaign, but there is still time to turn in your pledge. No pledge is insignificant. Each additional dollar makes new ministries possible. Contact Tom Mays at pledge@fumcaustin.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 205). First Church is counting on an outpouring of gifts and contributions in December to ensure that we make our last payment of $15,000 for missional apportionments. High utility bills and equipment repair costs in October put us off schedule. Hopefully, those of us who are behind in our yearly giving can catch up this month, … [Read more...]

Operating Fund Financial Results: Y-T-D November

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We received slightly less for the month than we expected; however, we are running about $21.3k behind for the year. Higher expenses in utilities and facilities maintenance have amounted to the same amount as our apportionments for two months. As a result, we delayed paying for October and November. Please review your giving. If you are behind, now is a great time to catch up. Your faithful generosity enables us to make disciples who in turn will transform the world. Thank you. … [Read more...]

Operating Fund Financial Results (September Year-to-Date 2014)

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While we received about $11.4k for the month less than we expected, and about $13.6k less than last year, we paid our apportionments through September on time and also spent $11.1k less than planned. On a year-to-date basis, our loss is less than we budgeted. Your faithful generosity enables us to make disciples who in turn will transform the world. Thank you. … [Read more...]

Operating Fund Financial Results (August Year-to-Date 2014)

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  We received about $6.5K for the month less than we expected but about $8.9K more than last year. We paid our Apportionments through August on time and spent $11.6K more than planned. On a year-to-date basis, our loss is less than we budgeted. Your faithful generosity enables us to make disciples who in turn will transform the world. Thank you. … [Read more...]