Why don’t we consider fundraisers? I know it has been a policy for years; however, I think that having 2-4 per year to benefit mission trips, etc should be considered.

Fundraising has been something that we have avoided and will continue to avoid. Some members have approached us to let us know that they do not favor fundraisers for a variety of reasons. (e.g. Who says yes and who says no to a fundraiser? Each fundraiser requires champions, resources inclusive of time, people, space and materials.) The generous giving of the congregation has allowed the congregation to support mission trip activity in a more planned, intentional way as opposed to a spontaneous, sporadic, and possibly sparing way. If you have questions about mission trip plans or requests regarding how they are planned and communicated with the congregation, you can direct your questions or comments to Vicar Matt.