2020-2021 Annual Budget Campaign
As crazy, painful and confusing as 2020 has been, there’s a lot of good happening at South Church. Yes, you read that right. Good things happening in 2020 and on into 2021! Sure, we have challenges. But we’re also planning to move ahead, with your crucial generous support.
Earlier this year, our wonderful and capable new interim minister, the Rev. Dr. Susan Suchocki-Brown, immediately began guiding us through this transition and pandemic period with wisdom and energy. We made Kirsten Hunter our Lifespan Ministries Director to expand our learning programs, and youth and adult programming has continued – even grown – through the pandemic.
Membership is steady. The Search Committee is working to find our new settled minister, and we know candidates will be looking at our finances, and how we take care of our staff.
Fair compensation is indeed one of the priorities driving the 2020-21 Annual Budget Campaign. Our skilled, experienced staff is smaller than at other churches our size, yet has more responsibilities. They will play a role in tackling our biggest challenge to date: replacing the church’s nearly 200-year-old roof. It is failing and threatening the sanctuary. We have a replacement plan, and the work is contracted and scheduled. It’s big, it’s expensive, and it’s up to us to fund it.
Amid 2020’s turmoil, South Church remains a connected, valued and valuable community. Let’s move ahead together toward a properly compensated staff, new settled ministry, and a sound building to pass onto future generations. This is our work, our joy, and our legacy.
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