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Stewardship

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Attendance 237 (including 72 via Livestream)

Week Before 205

Income for November: $10,792.02

(from online bill-pay: 2,692.00)

(from offering and other mail: 8,100.02)

Expenses for November: 14,094.22

Income for 2017 thru Oct: 293,787.72

Expenses for 2017 thru Oct: 284,632.90

Scrip* Income for Oct: 579.44

Scrip* Income for 2017: 4,777.10

Capital Fund as of 10/31/17: 62,746.45

Mortgage as of 9/30/17: 346.955.00

Income for 2016 346,224.29

Expenses for 2016 338,861.71

Scrip Income for 2016 5,402.78

Income for 2015 346,589.00 *

Expenses for 2015 317,788.28

Scrip* Income for 2015: 5,536.16

* Includes $19,739.26 from a bequest. An additional $100,000 of it went toward paying down our mortgage principle.

Income for 2014: 371,883.99

(Includes special 1-time gifts: 30,000.00)

Expenses for 2014: 331,502.05

Scrip* Income for 2014: 6,164.16

Income for 2013: 380,588.98

Expenses for 2013: 359,113.40

Scrip* Income for 2013: 6,562.05

Donate to the ministry of The Met

“Time, talent, and treasure ….. all three parts

of ourselves we give as an offering to God.”

So far in the 2016 Pledge Drive, 93 pledges totaling approximatley $218,000 have been received. It's not too late to submit a Pledge Card.

Dear Fellow Pledgers,

Continuing with our Stewardship Campaign theme of “Together We Can,” I’d like to ask those of you who have pledged to help reach out to your friends and ministry partners who may be pledgers, but for whatever reason, haven’t put pen to pledge card yet. Maybe if you can tell them why you pledged, that pledgers just get thanked and appreciated – never harassed, or answer questions they may have – they’ll feel comfortable enough and truly invited to join you and us in Together We Can.

Pledgers, will you do that? We’re almost to our goal! We only have $11,836 to go. Let’s Do it!

Together We Can,

Jude Litzenberger

Automatic Giving through Your Bank's Bill Pay

For convenient giving, add Metropolitan Community Church to your bank's bill-pay system (use our mailing address: PO Box 33291, San Diego CA 92163). You can set up weekly, monthly or other regular payments, and a check is mailed directly to the church. Each giver does have a unique "envelope number" on our system, but it's not required. The check arrives with your name on it for easy crediting to our computer records. It's smooth, it's green, it saves postage, you don't have to remember your checkbook, it happens automatically even when you're away on business or vacation, and you don't have to worry about misspelling the word "thousand." And you get to place in the offering basket one of those nifty blue cards from the chairbacks that basically say, "I have given!" Just log on to your account at your bank or credit union for setup just like your bills or request assistance at their office.

We Want To Hear From You!

Have you been reading “Voices of Generosity” on the back page of our Sunday bulletins? We are collecting and publishing these meaningful quotations on stewardship by our members and friends, plus many other famous people.

If you would like to contribute your thoughts, please write a short paragraph (20-25 words or so) and email it to Lee Bowman. Think about your testimony on ‘Why I give to my Church’ and the words will just bubble up and overflow in your heart! It’s a promise…

Then watch for your words and your name soon – on the Ministry Page of MCCSD Sunday bulletin.

For 2013, 101 individuals or family units have made a pledge, an 18% increase over 2012. The amount pledged is $228,000, a 13% increase from 2012. God is moving and providing abundance and blessings!

For 2012, 82 individuals / families made a commitment, a 19% increase over 2011's participation. Thank you and bless you for your commitment of $197,278 for next year, nearly 50% of our projected budget. Your Annual Giving Plan Card will be happily received at any time. Just download yours, complete it and bring it to church or mail it to the Church Office.

2011 Total Income: $364,386.54

2011 Total Expenses: $377,749.35

Scrip Gift Cards are retail fundraising that benefits the church without costing you a penny extra.

Why is the space so small for General Expenses on the Offering Envelopes?

We have been asked that question and it has an interesting history. We needed to order more offering envelopes about the time our new logo was created in 2009, so we did new graphics and ordered 10,000 envelopes. When they arrived, we noticed an error. Even though we provided the envelope company a complete, accruate graphic file for the layout, they tweaked it, throwing things off and making the General Expernses space small. We complained, and they reprinted them. When the new envelopes arrived, there was the same error again: they had printed from the wrong file! The third time was a charm and they were printed correctly, but we were left with 20,000 offering envelopes slightly out of whack. We made a repeated and earnest attempt over 2-3 months for the company to retrieve the misprinted envelopes without success. They would have just destroyed them anyway. So, we decided we could live with the small flaw ... at a savings to the church of well over $1,000 for having new envelopes printed. This supply will last us another 2-3 years. We believe God appreciates a good deal!

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