Financial Health


By Clinton Bench Just as with household finances, money is fluid, and income and expenses vary over time.  Emerson remains in a time of transition when our stewardship, enthusiasm, and attentive care mean more than ever.  As we move to the end of Fiscal Year 2017, our financial health remains good with a small … Continued


By Clinton Bench On behalf of Leslie Reuter, Treasurer We are already more than three-quarters of the way through Fiscal Year 2017! Happily, our overall financial standing remains generally consistent with what we projected in our budget. That said, pledge income from members is close to 10% lower than was originally pledged at the beginning … Continued


EMERSON’S FINANCIAL HEALTH By Clinton Bench We are almost to the halfway point in Fiscal Year 2017, and our financial standing is keeping projected pace with our budget. Thank you to all our members and friends for keeping us financially healthy! Currently, our statement of accumulated earnings and losses shows a net income that … Continued


By Clinton Bench Fiscal Year 2017 is well underway, and our overall income and expenditures are progressing as expected. We’re excited to bring Rev. Matthew aboard as of August 15, and Rev. Mike’s contract came to a close on the same date. We also welcomed an additional staff member, Lucy Graham, a new Sunday … Continued


EMERSON’S FINANCIAL HEALTH By Clinton Bench On behalf of Treasurer Leslie Reuter It’s been a little over a month since the end of Fiscal Year 2016, which closed on multiple notes of optimism for Emerson. In our recent congregational meetings, we spoke about the importance of welcoming a new minister to our community with solid … Continued

Treasurer’s Report: June 5, 2016, Congregational Meeting

The fiscal year 2016 was an eventful one for Emerson: THE MORTGAGE WAS PAID OFF A FULL MONTH AHEAD OF THE TARGET DATE! The final payment was made 5/27/16 thanks to all of your generous donations. This means that the church is already saving by not having to make a $4,385 mortgage payment for June … Continued

Fundraisers Group, Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Pavilion

  Come offer your ideas and energy to plan and implement fundraisers at Emerson. As a self-funded church, Emerson always needs to raise money.  This group will be planning fundraising for the next several months. For more information, contact Jacqui Tolin at or call 747-220-8040.  

2016–2017 CANVASS UPDATE, May 2016

By Elizabeth Altman, Co-Chair, Emerson Canvass 2016–17   Canvassers have been making their way through the congregation, and the response has been encouraging. As of this update the church has received 84 commitments totaling $136,870.  We are getting closer to our goal of $160,000, but we need to push a little harder.   As a community … Continued


  Leslie Reuter Emerson Board Treasurer   We are moving forward with plans for a successful fiscal year next year with the progress of the Ministerial Search Committee, our Annual Canvass in full swing, counting down the days till the church mortgage is paid off, plus I hear planning for the June 4th Rummage … Continued