A Psalm of Thanksgiving: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord (Psalm 100:1)

A Psalm of Thanksgiving: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord (Psalm 100:1)

As you all know, as Treasurer, I have often been accused of worrying too much about the Church’s finances. Those who spoke with me in the Fall of 2011, noted that, this time, I did not seem concerned. All of the indicators that the Administration SLG were reviewing pointed to a year where OFR would finish “in the black” (i.e. without a deficit).

And, friends, you did it! WE did it!!! Without any “See Us Through” or “Close the Gap” efforts, without a save-the-day Angel on 12/31, the Congregation of Old First Reformed UCC has finished its fiscal year without a deficit for the third year in a row!

“How?” you may ask. Well, the largest portion of income in our budget is the Member Giving portion (about 58% of the income). Friends, this portion of the budget, for 2011, was 98.9% of budgeted amount! Given these economic times, this is an amazing feat, for an amazing Church.

Thanks be to you, Church, and Thanks be to God!

Adam Sherr
Treasurer
Old First Reformed UCC