We donate generously to Leaside United Church and
we pledge our annual donation at the beginning of the year
to help the Church plan and budget for our ministries.
Investing in Leaside United
A conventional budget tells a numerical story of how financial resources are collected and used. A narrative budget uses descriptions and graphs to indicate how we are fulfilling our mission. Following is an overview of how your donations to Leaside United affect the lives of others through our ministries.
Where is our Revenue coming from?
Of our total revenue budget for 2012, almost 60% is expected to come from our Offerings. This includes cash placed on the offering plates, monthly pre-authorized giving, special purpose donations and annual donations.
In 2012, a total of 260 families will give over $230,000;
an average of $885 per family:
However, in order for our Offerings to cover our Operating Expenses, we actually need each of our 260 Leaside United families to donate, on average, $1,650 each year. $131.50 per month in Offerings on average from each family would cover operating expenses. $131.50/month = $32/week = $4.50/day for each family.
In 2013, we want to reverse the trend of our annual offerings and
increase our givings over 2012:
Our Offerings make it possible to continue to provide the quality worship, music, Christian Development and programming for our Leaside United members
and our broader community.
If our Offerings increased to cover most of these costs, the proceeds of our special fund-raising activities such as the Awesome Sale, Give ‘n Go, etc. could be allocated to Outreach and to the much-needed capital expenditures on our Church building.
This can be accomplished if
we each increase our annual offerings and, of course, if we
increase the number of families participating in Leaside United Church.
Where are our 2012 Revenues going?
The following chart illustrates how we allocate our financial resources: