This fall, FirstUU is undergoing a complete financial audit that, once completed, will make us eligible to apply for grants that could help to fund the preservation and restoration of our building. Norman Fouhy has been working tirelessly with the auditors over the last few months, providing information and answering their questions about our finances and accounting. We hope to have the auditors' report by Thanksgiving, but there's one last step that we need your help with:
As we come back together to start a new church year, we know it’s only a matter of time before a friendly usher will be accosting us in our pews, brandishing the collection plate. This shouldn’t cause stress or worry—after all, we all decided months ago, during the annual pledge drive, how much we each would give this year. That should be the hard part, right?
Yet something always seems to go wrong: we forget our checkbook, we miss a Sunday (or was it…