THIS SUNDAY - JD Desbiens from Ness Lake Bible Camp will be sharing with us. Join us in person at 10 a.m. or watch Church Online.
THE LEADERSHIP TEAM met this week to plan, review goals, pray and prepare for the Spring Planning Meeting. They are also looking forward to hearing some testimonies this Sunday from graduates of the Freedom Session discipleship series.
FINANCIAL UPDATE for the General Fund:
Apr only Sep-Apr Budget YTD
Income: 11,073 110,312 140,887
Expense: 18,613 132,294 140,887
Net Income: -7,540 -21,982 0
Our General Fund income is currently running at only 80% of our budget while our expenses are running at 94% of our budget resulting in a YTD deficit of $21,982. As of the end of April, we had $11,547 in the general fund bank account which will last for a maximum of 6 months if this trend continues. We have made some cost cutting adjustments including moving to a part time administrator position in order to reduce expenses, but we also urge you to evaluate your giving.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor 9:6-7
SPRING PLANNING MEETING - will be held on Sunday, June 11 following a potluck lunch. This is when we elect people to the Leadership Team and ministry coordinator positions and discuss our budget for fall. Watch your email inbox for the meeting package which will be emailed on Friday, May 26. Copies will also be available in the foyer.
DISCERNMENT TEAM -Most ministry positions are up for renewal at the Spring Planning Meeting. Responsibilities begin on September 1. The Team has been contacting people and is interested to hear from you if you would like to serve or know of a suitable person.
SUMMER LAWN MOWING - we need your help keeping our yard looking presentable this summer. Please sign up to mow the lawn one (or more) times this summer. It needs to be done prior to each Sunday.
BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN - is the Benevolence initiative for May, as chosen by the Caring Team to come alongside and bless Advokate Life and Education Services. All monetary donations designated ‘Benevolent’ during May will be given to Advokate’s Hope for Women. You can also pick up an empty baby bottle to take home and fill it with loose change/paper money or a cheque made out “Advokate Life and Education Services”. Join us in being generous to Hope for Women Pregnancy Services in Prince George.
BREAD FOR ALL SUDAN - On April 15, 2023, armed conflict broke out in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. This battle for power and influence has killed hundreds of civilians and paralyzed already strained food and medical supply chains. In Khartoum, families have been forced to stay in their homes, but they are running out of food and water. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the fighting into other areas of Sudan or into neighbouring countries. FAIR (Fellowship Aid and International Relief) asks for donations to support local missionaries. $25,000 would provide funding to make available 12 months' worth of food baskets for 150 families.Give to Bread for All Sudan.
NESS LAKE BIBLE CAMP Cans for Kids! promotion is on May 27 at the Nechako Bottle Depot. Your 5-cent cans are worth 10 cents to us for our annual Camper Sponsorship bottle drive fundraiser because Nechako Bottle Depot doubles the value of your cans/bottles/milk jugs to us! See the poster in the foyer for more details. you can even win a free camp session!
JOB OPPORTUNITY - Do you long for a career that makes a difference? Hope for Women Pregnancy Services seeks a Site Manager's Assistant to help support their ministry to women and children in the Prince George area. The ideal candidate has some experience in counselling, strong administrative abilities, and is enthusiastic about our cause. See Advokate.ca or send your resume and cover letter to Email Chelsea.
YOUR GIFTS - Giving is a principle that is taught throughout the Bible. When we tithe and give, we tangibly express worship by putting God first in our lives, all while allowing us to be part of the most important work in life which is spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ! You can place your gifts in the donation box in the foyer or use the debit machine there. eTransfers are accepted or Give Online.
Pastor Jason McAllister | Email Jason