It is hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about the 2016 church budget and our individual 2016 pledges. Our pledges for 2015 were down $6,000 from 2014 and our overall budget was scheduled as a deficit, so the hope is that for 2016 pledges can be increased to help meet the ever increasing costs in maintaining the church properties and paying salaries. Gifts to the church over the past couple of years from Rosalind Hupp and Mary Ramsay have dramatically helped cover maintenance expenses. These types of gifts as memorials and bequests cannot carry our budget year in and year out. So please, prayerfully consider what you can do to increase your pledge and support your church for 2016. This year our Pledge Sunday will be November 1st.