During the weeks of the annual Stewardship Campaign, we highlight a number of the missions and programs that exemplify Westminster’s Christian influence on the world around us. As heart-warming as those achievements are, we should also reflect on the necessity, if not importance, of expenditures to maintain the physical base where we gather in worship, participate in classes of spiritual formation, organize support of our many outreach ministries and join together in fellowship.
We have a valuable resource in our buildings and grounds which we have received through the grace and generosity of those who have preceded us in this place. We are the caretakers of it for those who follow us.
- Utilities are expensive even though we install high efficiency equipment whenever we replace and despite implementing “smart” thermostats with set-back temperatures when spaces are not in use.
- Our buildings are sizable and deserve diligent though frugal care. We perform a considerable amount of maintenance with our staff rather than relying upon more costly outside contractors.
- Printing worship bulletins, maintaining website communication and other technology for an active congregation, and providing supplies and support materials for many programs and events enables us to more fully experience the church’s spiritual gifts to us.
Thank you for recognizing the importance of these administrative costs which are necessary to enable the programs and missions we hold so dear. Your financial stewardship of these is appreciated!