As this financial year ends, I am personally thankful for the generosity of our church. It is encouraging to see our income reach our target. Our giving has enabled a really fruitful year of ministry and we look forward to another year of increasing growth. I thank our congregation for the many ways you support God’s work among us and from us. Because if this, you share in the blessing and joy of what God is doing.
As we approach the end of the 2019 financial year I am pleased to report that we are on target to meet our budgeted income from regular offerings. For this we are grateful to God for His provision, and to you our congregation for your generosity and faithfulness.
We have taken a conservative approach to budgeting for the coming financial year, factoring in a CPI increase of 2.4% to our budgeted income for the year. We would be grateful if you would take the opportunity to review your giving for the coming year and consider a CPI increase to your contribution to UPBC if you are in a position to do so.
Our Thanksgiving Offering for 2019 remains approximately $20,000 short of budget, and there are a number of projects which have been sidelined due to this shortfall. If you are in a position to consider a pre EOFY distribution to this fund, this income would assist us to address these areas of need within the church.
Chair, UPBC Governing Council