|The purpose of the finance committee is to provide the accounting function and financial reporting for St. John’s.We pay the bills, record income, prepare the financial reports, prepare the budget and oversee the church’s investment accounts. Within those functions we oversee the counting teams and posters and provide member contribution statements.St. John’s financial statements are audited every 3 years and reviewed on subsequent years by an independent CPA firm.For current financial reports, please see the Church Council Meeting Minutes.
The finance committee members:
The hospitality group of St. John’s Lutheran Church extends a welcome to families in bereavement. We are able to offer a luncheon and/or dessert service. The families are asked to provide food trays if possible and we would set up beverages, salads and desserts. We also have servers to accommodate hot trays, if needed. Most grocery stores or delicatessen shops are available to make up sandwich trays and some include salads. We would ask that you contact the church as soon as possible so we can get our committee members notified as to your needs. One of our committee members would be in touch with you for information. We hope to be of comfort to you in your time of need.
Help is urgently needed!
The Property Committee’s primary purpose is to insure that the building and grounds of the church are available to support the mission of the congregation. In short, to insure that the lights stay on, the heating and/or air conditioning systems function as intended, that the rest rooms function and that the building complex is clean and sanitary in order to support ongoing use of the facilities for the ministry of the congregation.
The Annual Operating Budget of the Property Committee is approximately $100,000, comprising between 20 and 25% of the General Fund Budget of the congregation. This budget includes non-discretionary items such as utilities, insurance, janitorial service, lawncare, snow removal, trash removal, extermination services, fire alarm system maintenance, parsonage maintenance and heater/air conditioning maintenance.
There is also a Major Projects or Capital Renewal portion of the Budget for larger plant replacement items.
Projects in progress:
The number and size of projects which can be undertaken by the Committee are strictly a function of the funding that is available in a given year.
The Committee currently has eleven (11) members:
The Social Ministry Committee meets semi-annually, planning 6 months of programs at a time.The goal of the Social Ministry
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
Food Pantry at St. John’s –Stocked with food donated by the congregation, products we purchase, donations from corporate
Our committee is just the facilitator…YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN! Your generosity is overwhelming, and your support of our
ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY THE SOCIAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE:
A Woman’s Place – A facility which provides shelter and assistance to women and their children who have been victims of
SOCIAL MINISTRY CONTACTS:
Karen Braun Home: 215.628.9076 | Cell: 215.260.5316 |
Sue Cern Home: 215.322.1432 | Cell: 215.620.1819 |
There are many faces of Women’s Ministry and they all are emerging in a positive way.
Women’s Book Club- This group will chose a book to read…usually a new and exciting choice. The club then schedules a meeting to process and discuss the book. Meetings are held in the church library and are announced in advance.
Trips- Trips are sponsored for the women and organized by a professional trip planner who is a member of the St. John’s congregation.
Each month, the men of the Church meet at the Eagle Diner in Warminster for breakfast, fellowship, and to discuss the needs of the Church. As a group we do such projects as the Property Committee may request, or our usual activities such as outdoor cleanup, hanging the greens and wreaths at Christmas, delivering flowers to the homebound at Christmas and Easter, and so forth. We meet at 9am, on the fourth Wednesday of the month [except in November and December when it’s the 3rd Wednesday]. All men are welcome.