Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 7pm
Supporting God’s Kingdom. This is the time of year the leaders of the church take a look at the revenue through our giving and set he budget for next year. It is a sensitive and responsive time and it becomes a difficult task, because much of our work is bent on trying to make things fit. With God’s help we maintain the full scope of our ministries and continue to be good stewards of God’s gifts.
Missions: Our ministry groups reach out in a vast area of support. The various women’s circles, the youth, the missions committee, the quilters, and the men’s group donate to special projects and ongoing support to the UM Children’s Home, the Cunningham Children’s Home, the Phoenix Crisis Center, the Breakfast Ministry, the Hope Fund, Good Samaritan House, Community Care, and many others. Often each group will donate money to purchase supplies and equipment here at the church. Don’t forget that we donate our loose change to at least twelve different agencies each year. Also, the Memorial committee joins in the chorus to purchase items which beautify and benefit the church. And I love the spirit of the youth with their fund raisers to help pay their camp registration fees.
Programs: The Church Council reviews our program ministry every other month and hopes to continue providing high quality opportunities for growth, learning, and outreach. Your gifts thus far this year have funded education, worship, music, church school and VBS, confirmation, and extraordinary services.
Staff Support: We have been very faithfully served and are grateful for the fine leadership of all our staff. The recent recession has left Granite City with a very tough situation, but if you glance at our giving, we are better off right now than we were last year at this time. Keep up the good work!
The overall picture of our finances is that it takes a lot of money to operate a church and a great deal of volunteer hours and love to fulfill God’s calling in our lives. We are able only though the grace of God. It is through your support and prayers that make this entire ministry possible. We can’t do anything without each one of you sharing according to how God has blessed you.