Over the summer, St. Paul's experienced two unbudgeted expenses that required action. The air conditioning unit that cooled the classrooms adjacent to the Parish Hall failed. The bill was $8,885. The fire alarm system in school failed requiring a digital upgrade to the equipment. The bill was $7,500.
Unforeseen expenses are a part of ministry in the larger church. As a community of faith, we can tackle the total expense of $16,385 together. Here’s one way we can achieve this goal: six gifts at $1,000, 12 gifts at $500, 30 gifts at $100 and 70 gifts at $20. Of course all gifts of any size are welcome. We will take up a special offering this weekend, Sept. 23 & 24. Please put "special appeal" in the memo line. Thank you for your consideration.