November 09, 2021 Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church

An Update from our Treasurer

An Update from our Treasurer

As we prepare for our annual Stewardship Drive, which leads to our 2022 Annual Budget, I wanted to give you an update on the finances of the church. We are a very giving church and have always been able to cover our cost of operations. However, since July, Operating Income (which we call Current Expense Income) has declined significantly. Unfortunately, we are trending in the wrong direction. Our budget deficit is $15,000 through November with two months left in the year. We have asked Pastor David and the staff to keep spending at a minimum as we end this budget year. 

As Treasurer, I am concerned not only for the remainder of 2021, but also our financial stability as we move forward into 2022. Shortly, we will be asking for pledges and preparing the church’s operating budget for 2022. I ask you to prayerfully consider FUMC in your finances this holiday season, and again in the coming year. Thank you for all the ways you have sustained this church during trying times. We all love our church family and want to see us prosper again into good times!  

Blessings to all,

Jim Slowik, OHFUMC Church Treasurer