In May, a team from Welborne attended a stewardship workshop to learn how to improve our stewardship ministry.  As a result of the plan they developed with the workshop leader, Church Council has made the decision to adjust our Fiscal Year and our Commitment Year.

Our Fiscal Year will now run from July 1 through June 30, beginning in 2018.  An interim 6-month budget will be projected to cover the months of January through June of 2018.

In addition, we will not ask for commitments towards funding that budget until after Easter of 2018.  Typically, we have asked for commitments in October or November.  We will be teaching about stewardship and generosity during October, but will not ask for the Welborne family to make budgetary commitments until the spring.  We will be asking you to continue giving at your current level through the first six months of next year as we make this transition.  Those who give will be receiving information about this change in October.