|GATHERED IN BAPTISM. FED BY WORSHIP. SENT OUT AS SERVANTS.
P.O. Box 3447 + 233 North Lee Street + Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070
Church Phone (803) 532-4636
Church email: email@example.com Pastor's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wittenberg Lutheran Church is a congregation of the SC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Regular Offering = Offering to Regular Fund + Flowers (altar, lilies, and poinsettias)
Building Fund Offering = Offering designated to Building Fund
Food Pantry Offering = Sunday School offering + other offering designated to Food Pantry
Total Offering to Budgeted Operations = sum of Regular + Building Fund + Food Pantry
Expenses Budgeted Weekly = the sum of the following from the approved budget:
Total Budgeted (Ordinary) Expenses = $275,383
Total Budgeted Miscellaneous Expenses = $2,000
Total Non-Expenses (incl. transfers & principal portion of notes payable) $45,100
TOTAL = $322,483 / 52 weeks = $6,202
Over / (Under) = Total Offering to Budgeted Operations - Expenses Budgeted Weekly
Other Designated Offering/Income = Offerings to Music Fund, Cemetery Fund, Bus Fund, Endowment Fund, Dorcas
Quilters, KICS, Preschool, Youth, and Others that do not ordinarily offset our budgeted expenses.
Please feel free to share your thoughts on this subject with members of the S&F Committee if you still have
questions. The S&F Committee is also analyzing alternative methods to report other financial information in the
Witness each month. We want to provide information on money received as well as expenses. We all know that the
money we give to Wittenberg is really a gift to God. It is the duty of the S&F Committee to ensure that the financial
matters of the church are handled properly. We also encourage Wittenberg members to give their time and talents
to the ministry of the church as another form of Stewardship.
S&F Committee members: Furman Cantrell, Brian Shealy, Brent Shealy, Bob Wiley, Charlie Long, Eric Dickey, Betsy
Dority, Connie Kramer
| Several members of Wittenberg have asked members of the Stewardship & Finance Committee to
explain the Offering Reports that are in the Bulletin each week. The S&F Committee has analyzed our
reporting and has developed a new, improved format for the bulletin in an effort to more accurately
share our giving information. We begin using the new report in May.
The S&F Committee believes the new Offering Report example shown below will provide a better
understanding of our giving totals and trends:
Last Week YTD
Building Fund Offering
Food Pantry Offering
Total Offering to Budgeted Operations
Expenses Budgeted Weekly
Other Designated Offering/Income