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2017 Annual Report

At St. John’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (7:30 pm), the congregation will review the annual report from 2016 and vote on business for the future of the congregation.

Download the 2017 Annual Report here.

Be sure to take a look at the Narrative Budget as well – it explains the ministry we do together as a congregation and how your financial giving supports that ministry. Instead of dozens of rows of numbers, you’ll see all the lives we touch through our spending in each of the following five areas (and see lots of pictures!):

Inspiration at the annual meeting

The annual meeting for St. John’s is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 pm.

Does this sound too “businessy”? This is your chance to be inspired by all of God’s work happening right here at St. John’s and help us determine where else we can share the love of God in 2018. We’ll hear about the transition process, get updates from our ministries, elect new leaders, and vote on our priorities for 2018 (also known as a “budget”).

There will be opportunities to ask questions about the budget in advance of the meeting: Wednesday, January 17 at 5:45 pm in the Fellowship Hall and Sunday, January 21 at 9:00 am in the Fireside Room.

Watch other communications in the month of January for a notice about the annual report. A printed and electronic version of the report will be available mid-January. This will have more information about what to expect: stories from all our ministries, the agenda and business items for the meeting, and the proposed budget including a narrative of what we can do as a congregation with the gifts we receive.

Important Upcoming Meetings

Annual Meeting January 29

The Annual Meeting is schedule for January 29, 2017 at 11:30 am. The congregation will review the annual report from 2016 and vote on business for the future of the congregation. The report will be available in hard copy and electronic format in mid-January.

Budget Information Meetings

We’ll be hosting two Budget Information Meetings for people to ask any questions they may have about the congregation’s financial reports and proposed budget. You’ll get the opportunity to understand where the congregation is and what needs to be done to further the mission and vision of St. John’s. We would like everyone to provide input and ideas on how best to move St. John’s forward! Meetings will be Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 pm, and Sunday, January 22, 9:00 am and 11:15 am.

Meetings of the Congregation

All members of St. John’s are encouraged to attend our Annual Meeting, Wednesday, January 20, 7 pm in the Sanctuary following the 6:30 pm worship service.

To prepare, we have a few opportunities to ask questions ahead of time:

  • Budget Financial Meetings
    Ask any questions you have about the proposed budget.
    Wednesday, January 13, 5:30 pm OR Sunday, January 17, 9:15 am
    Both in the Fellowship Hall
  • Open Compensation Discussion
    Learn more about staff compensation and ask any questions you may have.
    Thursday, January 14, 6:00 pm.

2015 Pledge Cards Needed

Please turn in your 2015 pledge cards estimates of giving. We are challenged to have 200 more of you families to respond to the campaign. Our urgent goal is to find 200 families who can give $10 more per week in the 2015 year. Please call the church or email us confidentially to give us our estimate of giving pledge numbers. Pastor Randy and the church council will be following up with a prayer and care phone call or visit with all of those families who have not given a gift in 2014 and who have not shared an estimate of giving pledge for 2015.

Budget Finance Meetings

Come to one of the meetings listed below so that all of us – council, staff, and members – are on the same page for our finances. You’ll get the opportunity to understand where the church is and what needs to be done to further the mission and vision of St. John’s. We would like everyone to provide input and ideas on how best to move St. John’s forward!

  • Wed., Jan. 7 – 5:30 pm (Fellowship Hall) & 7:15 pm (Fireside Room)
  • Sun., Jan. 11 – 9:15 am (Fellowship Hall)
  • Wed., Jan. 14 – 5:30 pm (Fellowship Hall) & 7:15 pm (Fireside Room)
  • Sun., Jan. 18 – 9:15 am (Fellowship Hall)