The Finance Committee would like to share the following information about Zion’s finances as of the end of April 2023. Our General Fund income/offering for the month of April was about $81,000 which is almost 3% lower than what was received in April of 2022.
For the first four months of this year, our average weekly income/offering is $15,214 which is up about 1% over this time last year. Expenses for the General Fund for the year to date are up a little over 3% from those incurred in 2022.
As we look forward to the coming months, the biggest financial challenge we will be facing will be the addition of our second pastor. This will obviously enhance our ability to do ministry and add even more excitement to Zion’s family, but we must remain aware of the financial responsibility that will occur when this happens.
The Building Fund income for the month of April is about 2.5% more than was received in April of last year. For the year to date, Building Fund income is running 5.75% more than last year at this time. This amounts to about $3100 more than our mortgage expense.
We want to extend a sincere thank you to all who continue to make Zion alive through their financial support. We are so blessed that there are so many of you who make this a priority.