9:30 AM - Worship Service
9:45 AM - Kids' Kingdom
10:30 AM - Fellowship Hour
11:00 AM - Adult Education Class
A Message from the Pastor
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This page has been developed to help you get a clearer picture of how the church uses the financial resources it receives in carrying out the ministry of Jesus Christ. But, it is still only a glimpse of the very important ministry that is carried out by this congregation through the gracious giving of its members and friends.
In 2011, Dutch Neck Presbyterian emerged from the uncertainties of the interim time and the doldrums of a poor economy. We welcomed new faces to the staff and membership, responded generously to a budget shortfall, and began some long-term improvements and repairs to the facilities. We hear more clearly Christ’s challenge to the people of this church:
“to reach out to one another,
to our community,
and to the world.”
Your gifts, your tithe, and your financial commitment will help make this happen.
I urge you to prayerfully and thoughtfully consider your financial commitment to the church for 2012.
To make a pledge, you may either complete the form below (all responses will be personally verified for accuracy), or print and send this commitment card (PDF download) to the church office.
In Christ’s service,
A Message from the Stewardship Committee
Here is an overview of the church budget for the current year. Thanks each of you who make this ministry possible through your contributions.
Please note that this is the budget approved in January 2011, and thus doesn’t reflect the additional giving (and spending on repairs) that we realized later in the year.
Sharing this budget helps each of us see how our gifts are used, and the difference they make.
The 2012 budget will be similar in proportion, while the numbers may increase – depending on our expected income in 2012.
To accurately project income, we ask church members to prayerfully consider how much they intend to give to Dutch Neck Presbyterian next year. The sum of those pledges are “Pledged Commitments,” the first number on the Ministry Income table.
We have also included a chart that shows pledged giving levels last year. This chart does include any extra giving in response to our Great Things Are Happening effort. If you are able, consider stepping up to the next level in 2012.
If you have any questions about the budget or pledging, please contact anyone on the Stewardship and Finance Committee, or someone on the Session.
Chair, Stewardship and Finance Committee
The Ministry of Dutch Neck Presbyterian Through the Annual Budget
Pledged Commitments: $195,000
Loose Offering: $42,000
Investment Revenue: $15,000
Building Use & Manse Rental: $38,000
Per Capita Gifts: $7,000
Youth Event Fees (offset 100%): $2,500
Withdrawal From Savings: $38,000
Total Revenue: $337,500
The Worship Ministry of Dutch Neck Presbyterian: $169,000
Worship ministries are provided by our Pastor, Music Director and Organist. These ministries are supported through many volunteers and the work of three Committees: Worship, Music, and Facilities.
The Education Ministry of Dutch Neck Presbyterian: $107,000
Education ministries are provided by our Pastor, the Youth Minister, guest speakers and lay volunteers. These programs are supported by the Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministries and Adult Education Committees.
Caring for Our Members: $27,000
Pastoral Care and outreach to new members of our church community is provided by the Pastor, the Youth Minster, and the Board of Deacons. Our Congregational Fellowship Committee organizes gatherings and events for the people of the church.
The Mission Ministries of Dutch Neck Presbyterian: $22,000
Support for our good works is directed by the Mission Committee, and supported by the Board of Deacons. Our gifts help many groups including the Crisis Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Mission at the Eastward, Presbyterian Theological Education Fund, and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
The Presbyterian Partnership of Dutch Neck Presbyterian: $14,000
Our connection to the larger church is funded through our Per Capita contribution, which underwrites the ecclesiastical needs provided through the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Pledged Giving Levels in 2011
|Annual Amount||Number of Families|
|$4,000 and up||17|
|$2,500 - $3,999||13|
|$1,500 - $2,499||27|
|$1,000 - $1,499||18|
|$500 - $999||26|
|$0 - $499||32|
- Church Committee: