Money and Giving
For many in our faith community, supporting our church financially is one practical component of their on-going connection to God. Here’s a bit of information about how our church does finances, as well as information about how to give if you desire to do so.
While our expenditures go out in many directions—service efforts, ministry events, building expenses, salaries, bagels and coffee on Sunday mornings—our sole source of income is charitable contributions from individuals. We receive no income from a national organization, endowments, corporate entities, or any other type of business. We are completely dependent financially on folks who believe in our vision for church, and who value what we do enough to support our efforts with charitable giving. So if you already give, or are considering giving, thanks! We appreciate your support.
We implement secure procedures for handling and counting the weekly offerings. We have a financial advisory board that prepares an annual budget, regularly performs accounting reviews of church income and expenditures, and ensures that all financial matters are in line with church values and priorities. Finances are also regularly reviewed by an outside accounting firm.
Our finances are regularly reviewed by an outside accounting firm. We send out two giving letters across the course of the year to anyone who has made a financial contribution, and we publish an annual report that provides details of income and expenditures.
The Church Financial Board
The Church Financial Board functions as a financial oversight committee. It makes decisions regarding all larger financial issues including annual budgets, staff salaries, hiring new staff, and building management. Financial Board meetings happen once every quarter. Board meeting notes are available upon request by emailing email@example.com. The financial advisory board members are listed below and are all available for any questions you might have. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sanctuary’s Financial Board (left to right)
How to give
We are able to take in donations through online sources such as Paypal, personal checks or cash given on Sunday mornings, and automatic bank account transfers. All donations are tax deductible.