With the end of the year behind us and entering the tax filing season, please do not forget to verify your tithe statement. If you have an email listed with us in MyCWC, you should have received an email in the middle of January, if you do not have an email listed in MyCWC, a paper giving statement was mailed to the address we have on file. As you are reviewing your statement, please remember that as of May last year, the General and Outreach Funds were merged by vote at Local Church Conference. This means that giving to the Outreach fund after April of last year may be listed as General Fund on your tithe statement.
Speaking of last year, year-end (12/31) giving in total was nearly $100,000 less than what it has been in the past few years. However, overall stewardship leading up to 12/31 was strong and helped us end the calendar year 2.46% in the black going into 2019. Without the continued stewardship we saw leading up to the end of last year, I anticipate that we will end up behind our budgeted giving by the end of the fiscal year. Would you join me in prayerfully reviewing your giving to help us continue to steward our ministries as we approach the end of the fiscal year?