This is a full and busy season for the Stewardship Administration Ministry.
Facilities and Equipment Committee wrapped up the last of the Christmas decorating work and is supporting the process where Sione Tu’ihalamaka has been promoted to Lead Custodian, with plans to bring him into the position of Facilities Manager. They are tracking some ongoing and upcoming maintenance and upgrade projects, all to keep the building working well for all who use it.
Personnel Committee is in the midst of leadership staff evaluation processes and is looking at a process for revisions to the Personnel Guidelines.
Stewardship and Finance Committee has been tracking the budgeting process, end-of-year financial results and implications, and new year start-up budgeting. They have celebrated with deep gratitude the generosity of UCUCC members and friends in support to the ministry through pledging and increased pledging. They are tracking worship attendance and its implications for long-term financial planning.
Planned Giving Committee has met to develop materials and creating a series of presentations to provide a broad array of estate planning topics, beyond simply planned giving. Potential topics are ethical wills, health directives, socially responsible investing, general information on wills and trusts, and planned giving. Watch for a questionnaire from them to gauge interest.
Passionate Gratitude Pledge campaign has wrapped up their work for the 2019 budget with gratitude for all who pledged, increased their pledge, and support the church’s ministry.
The Budget Committee met in January and proposed a revised 2019 budget based on new pledges received and other adjustments, and presented a balance budget to Church Council, which it has approved.
I’m grateful for the hard and faithful work of all involved in the great Stewardship Administration ministry, including Kathy Kripps as liaison from the Ministry to Church Council. All this work has a mission to undergird the ministry of the congregation with care, support, stability, and grace.