We have begun our “Bury the Debt” campaign to pay off our mortgage on the
Education Building. We owe approximately $50,000 and we would like for that to
be paid off by November 1st so that this account will not have to be considered
when formulating next year’s budget!
In addition, we are selling niches in the Columbarium at 10% off the normal price.
Proceeds from the sale of niches have gone towards paying down the Education
Building mortgage for the last several years; this is another way we can satisfy this
debt. If your plans include being interred in our Columbarium, this is a perfect
time to make the commitment.
St. John’s budget has changed considerably since the last time I was on the
Vestry. We have so many more important programs to fund including several
important outreach programs, music, PRAYground, Creation Care, Children and
Adult Christian Formation, Youth Group, Beloved Community, an Associate
Rector, and so much more! These groups reflect an inward and outward love of
our own congregation and those in our community. We can be proud of the time
and effort that is being made by so many in our Parish to demonstrate how we
interpret God’s love to each other and to the greater Wake Forest area.
We are depending on each and every one of you to help us pay off the Education
Building mortgage. If 200 families gave a special gift of $250 each, that would
erase the mortgage! Doesn’t that sound manageable? Please give this request
your consideration and remember that this money could be spent in so many
more meaningful ways at St. John’s. Every gift counts no matter how large or
small; let’s please do what we can to help our church “Bury the Debt”!