The Wardens’ Report: a brief summary of highlights from monthly Vestry meetings, designed to provide information about our growth, finances, priorities and progress towards our strategic plan.
At our July Vestry meeting on Tuesday, we enjoyed dinner together and prayer at the rail. This month Becky Mohr led us through our prayer time which included prayers for Louise Brooks and the amazing gifts she brings to leading Kids’ Small Groups, for Hannah Royal, one of Wardens, who attended her final Vestry meeting, and for the Spirit to be present as we finalize the budget for fiscal year 2018 which will begin on 1 September. We welcome your prayers as well for the staff, the Vestry and God’s work here at Quincy Street.
Our June financial report continued to show a solid fiscal position in line with our FY2017 budget. Our average Sunday attendance for the month was 544, 16% growth over the same time last year. Our fiscal year-to-date income is at 101% of our FY17 budget. We remain thankful for God and the congregation’s faithfulness as we continue to grow our ministries at Restoration.
On Tuesday, we voted to approve the Vestry election team for the Vestry election in the fall. Additionally, the Vestry approved $151,800 of grant allocations to our beloved outreach partners both locally and globally. Also, after further discussion and prayerful consideration, the Vestry approved the FY2018 budget. And finally, the Vestry reluctantly agreed to accept Hannah Royal’s resignation. We wish her and the entire Royal family God’s speed as they move to Belgium for a season.
Consistent with our bylaws we have several advisory teams which assist the vestry in specific efforts. The Finance Team, Personnel Team, Outreach Steering Team and Facilities Team all have major roles to play in developing the budget each year. We simply could not get the job done absent the insights and advice these teams provide. As a Vestry, we are humbled and thankful for the multitude of ways God continues to bless our Congregation. Both in the people he raises up and the resources He provides.
As always, if you have questions, concerns, words of wisdom or encouragement, please know that we are open to your feedback. You can read an archive of past Wardens’ Reports on our website or Vestry Meeting minutes on CCB, under the ‘Files’ tab in the ‘Entire Church Group’
– Hannah Royal and Dietrich Kuhlmann, Wardens