Message from the Treasurer – May

Message from your Treasurer

As I look back, I’m reminded that this is my third Message to the members of Zion Church, since the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic became a part of our lives. No words can really describe what each of us has been going through these past few weeks, but I want to share a comment made by one of my fellow Kiwanians that I feel is most profound and something that each of us should focus our thoughts on during these uncharted days. Her concluding comment in a lengthy email to her committee members read as follows: “I hope each one of you is making the most of the ‘gift of time’ that we have been given through this Pandemic.” It is my hope that we are to the best of our abilities striving to make the most of this “gift of time.” May this “gift of time” be used wisely by each of us in the meantime as we continue to move forward on this journey, which if we are being totally honest, hope it would come to an end sooner versus later, but as a wise person shared with me recently in regards to this comment, all we can do is pray for
guidance and leave it in God’s hands.

Taking a comment from my first Message which read: As I sit at my desk to write this letter and based on one of my responsibilities as your Treasurer, namely, to keep you informed on the financial health of your church, I will now share with each of you an up-date as to what has been happening financially during the latter part of April and the first two weeks of May. When I look at our current financial situation, which is far from perfect, I can truly say, however, that I am inspired by our members’ generosity in responding to
the various options that were shared with each of you in continuing to support our Church in these challenging times. We have been able to keep our deficit nearly at the same level as when the Pandemic started in March while at the same time the expenses still continue as before. This is remarkable and I cannot thank our members enough that have responded to-date for your financial support.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

For those members who have not responded financially to-date, for whatever reason, we ask that you prayerfully consider making a donation via any of the options suggested, as we continue to move forward in this journey. Your financial support is needed also.
As I mentioned in my last message, it is still unknown how long this period of closure will last, and we ask for your on-going financial support.

I close by sharing the Doxology that we quite often sing when the weekly offering is brought forward to be blessed. I feel it says it best.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Gerald Cook, Treasurer
On behalf of the Finance Committee and Congregational Council

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