The Finance Committee would like to share the following information concerning Zion’s financial condition as of the end of August.
Giving to the general fund for the month of August was just over $60,000 which was slightly above the amount given in August of 2020. Giving to the Building Fund for the month was just short of $14,000 which also was just slightly above the amount given in August of last year. This is very close to our monthly mortgage payment.
For the year to date General Fund giving is almost $485,000 which is a little over $11,000 less than was given by this time last year. Year to date giving to the Building Fund is about $106,000 which is a little over $1,000 more than last year.
General Fund expenses for August were about $55,000 compared to $48,500 last year. Building Fund expense each month is $13,800. Year to date General Fund expenses are $456,500 compared to $500,000 last year. Year to date Building Fund expenses are $110,700.
So far this year our giving has pretty much equaled our expenses. As you know, we are in the process of filling staff positions and starting up old and new programs. This means that our expenses will be rising. It is the Finance Committee’s hope that our giving will continue to meet these new expenses. Thank you for your continued financial support of our congregation.