Budget, Finance and Stewardship Team

Our team had a year like no other in 2020. The challenges of the Covid-19 requirements of social distancing and self-quarantining were a source of deep concern as we stopped having in-person worship, activities and meetings. It was unknown how the 2020 budget would fare as folks could not participate at church in the customary manner. God has blessed First Congregational UCC! Our congregation stepped up to the plate and hit a home run in 2020, despite the unknown. Pledges and donations met (and sometimes even exceeded) projected budget levels for most months.

We continued our work during 2020, meeting every month. Procedures to modify check writing and other financial necessities were set up in a manner conforming to safe Covid-19 practices. We met with each team to help prepare their 2021 budget projections. Special unanticipated cost requirements in connection with live streaming were funded and a Technology Team formation was approved, becoming active under the Moderators’ supervision. We Zoomed A LOT.