Our finance team is keeping a close eye on things
and working on a variety of projections for our income as we enter a period of uncertainty. The one thing we can’t know is how all of this is affecting your ability to support the congregation. Please know how all of you are in our prayers as you help your kids do school, you do work and we worship in different ways. We know that at least some of you are on furlough or working reduced hours, while others are busier than ever. If you are able to keep up your current giving, please do so. Over the next few weeks, we will share greetings from our council on how they’re navigating their work and their giving in these days. Up first, Kraig Mickelsen.
“During this time of Shelter-in-Place as a small business owner I have set up my team to work remotely while I have continued to work in my office because my work in the financial field is considered “Essential”. It feels like I am here in my office with 3 ghosts as I pass by my team members’ workstations and watch their computer mouse cursors move around as they work remotely from the safety of their own homes. While everyone is concerned about health and the economy the good news is that the banking system and markets (though volatile) are operating efficiently. I am an “old soul” when it comes to my church contributions and have always written checks for my cash contributions; however, over this past weekend I made my first contribution online through the portal provided on GLC’s website and it worked like a charm. I would encourage those of you who have not used the online giving system to take a look. “Clicking Your Contributions” during this time of social distancing allows for God’s work to be done just as passing the offering plate does when we physically worship together. I look forward to passing the plate and seeing everyone in person very soon!”—Kraig Mickelsen, GLC Council Member