A final tally for Give to Lincoln Day

John Radway went downtown last week to pick up our check from Give to Lincoln Day.  After adding in the bonus money we received from the $500,000 pot of "matching" funds, our total raised was over $39,000.  All of that money will go toward furnishings for the new building.  Thanks to all who donated!

A Financial Report from Erik Borgmeyer

16 weeks ago, when we had our first online only Sunday worship, we started this weekly email and promised to keep you informed.  Our pledge was to continue paying our workers for as long as we could, given the uncertainty we faced.

In the weeks that followed, the people of Messiah responded with tremendous generosity.  We received a greatly increased amount in tithes and offerings, and they came in via electronic means, the US postal service, and from people dropping their donations off at Messiah.

The month of June has seen us take a downward turn in the pattern of generosity that we saw over the 3 months prior.  We came up short of our budgeted need for June by over $47,000. 

We did receive about $76,000 in donations for our Forward in Faith campaign, but $39,000 of that was from the Give to Lincoln Day money.

As summer continues, and vacations happen for many people, we encourage you to remain faithful to God and generous with your tithes and offerings to Him.  We will continue to report our financial health in these weekly emails.
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