Dear Friends in Christ:
We have entered the time for creating our 2016 budget, and that triggers our Stewardship Campaign. You will be receiving a letter from me in the next few days asking you to consider your pledge to St. Dunstan’s for 2016.
We have been very successful in holding costs down in 2015. However, as many of you already know, we must increase our assessment to the Diocese from 10% to 15% in 2016. They gave us a reprieve in the past while we built our church to a more stable financial foundation, and we are grateful. Now we must step up.
You will notice that we are only asking for a 2% increase in the budget from 2015. We can make up the difference with continued good stewardship of the funds. This represents only two cents on the dollar increase to your pledge. We ask you to pray about this and adjust your pledge for 2016 accordingly.
We will begin our Stewardship Pledge Drive on Sunday, October 18th, and will hold our Ingathering ceremony on November 1st.
Please feel free to visit with me after services if you have any questions.
Yours in Christ,