You will see from our Stewardship leaflet that the PCC has worked hard to keep the budget for 2014 within realistic boundaries without undermining the essential work of the church. The budget for 2014 is actually projected to be less than for 2013. Of course, in addition to our usual costs, there is the exciting, but challenging, ASPIRE project to consider, and there is no doubt that that will stretch us. But that is a good thing! Nothing significant has ever been achieved without real stretching faith and sacrifice - when our personal resources are stretched, we have to cast ourselves more and more on God’s sustaining grace.
Stewardship is all about thanksgiving and trust - thanking God continually for his grace and trusting him to provide all that we need to accomplish what he calls us to. Please read the documents very carefully and prayerfully and respond as God leads you so that on November 24th we can rededicate ourselves to his service afresh.