The next dinner club will be Saturday 22 April 2017. Those who have participate in the past will receive an email with details.
To reserve your seat please contact Dale – 418 3793 or text 021 02345 087, or email email@example.com
We need more money
Some folk have expressed curiosity about the cost of running St Aidans.
At 30 June 2016, we declared 80 members of the congregation.
The total cost of running the building, paying for a full time Minister and paying our obligations to the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa was $134,592; this means, for the year, the cost per person was $1,682.40. Included in this is $121.66 per person that was paid to Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa and Northern Presbytery as affiliation.
We are fortunate to have income from interest on our investments and from other parties who use the church building to assist us in paying expenses. Last year all our income did NOT cover our expenses, so we had to draw down on our reserves. This means we have a reduced amount of money to earn interest from.
As you know, we have not had a full time Minister this year, which has enabled us to conserve some expenses – but at what cost? We see a reduction in free-will giving; reduction in community outreach activities; reduction in people available to do things and so on.
Everyone continues to experience increases in expenses and we understand that some have fixed incomes.
We encourage you to review and increase your financial contribution to St Aidans. We remind you that by being a part of the envelope system, you will receive a donation receipt at the end of every financial year to enable you to make a taxation refund claim of 33.3% from the Inland Revenue Department.
Treasurer, for the Finance Team