December 2016 Splinters from the Board

The Board approved a Policy on Designated Giving – the Board will establish a “wish list” of items for the building/grounds, and donors (or groups of donors) may give designated gifts for the total cost of those items. An advisory team will work with the Board to select items for the “wish list.”

A Building Use Policy to facilitate the use of our building by congregants and the community, discussed during the past six months, was approved by the Board.

The proposed 2017 draft budget, submitted by the Finance Committee, was discussed. The budget is very tight and does not fund increases for staff or contributions to restricted accounts. The budget will be voted on by the congregation on January 22. An informational meeting will be held on January 15 after the church service to inform congregants about the proposed budget, to promote transparency, and to provide an opportunity for questions and dialogue.