Thank you Members!
Our Northaven 2012 Stewardship Campaign Was The Best Ever
By Ken Benson, Stewardship Chair
Thank you members! The 2012 Stewardship Campaign was the most successful in church history in all areas -- financial pledges made to the church operating fund, financial pledges made to Human Development Fund, and in the pledges of volunteer support in the year ahead.
The campaign – which began three weeks earlier last year in support of our church committees getting their budgets earlier in the year – resulted in 171 pledges being made by members and families in support of our church programs and mission. Included in those pledge numbers were several made by our youth or children, another first for the church. The specific pledges totaled as follows:
Members pledged $721,653 in support of our church operating budget in the year ahead. That’s almost $60,000 more than last year, a nine percent increase from a year ago.
The Human Development received pledges of $69,790, approximately a 14 percent increase over the HDF pledge offerings of a year ago.
And, more than 120 pledge offerings included a pledge to volunteer in a church activity in the year ahead.
Highlights of the Stewardship Campaign this year include the use of our Vision Wall in the Atrium to highlight member pictures and testimonials on the church. Questions asked of members included what they liked about Northaven UMC, who were some of their spiritual leaders, and what hopes and what vision they had for our church. In all, more than 200 pictures and 50 testimonials were placed on the board by members, youth and children during the campaign.