Community Outreach Ministries Report – Submitted by Mitzi Jones Next meeting on 8/18/20. July Giving Tree Sunday July 26 10:30 -12:00 Trinity Parking Lot.
This group of volunteers tutors first and second graders for about an hour weekly in three schools in the Harrisburg School District.
Needs: composition books, pencil boxes, packs of tissues, #2 pencils, erasers
Camp Curtin YMCA
Camp Curtin believes that “communities are only successful if they give everyone the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.” Membership rates are based on household income with a goal that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Needs: Pampers and baby wipes, deodorant, dish soap, laundry detergent, feminine products, paper products
Ecumenical Food Pantry
Housed at Messiah Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, this food distribution program has served the community for more than 40 years.
Needs: non-perishable food items including canned fruits, vegetables, beans, chicken, tuna, rice, macaroni and cheese, dried pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, baby food/formula
Christ Lutheran Medical Mission
Located in the facilities of Allison Hill’s Christ Lutheran Church, this assistance program provides prenatal, medical and dental care to more than 800 local residents each month.
Needs: honey, small toothpaste tubes, bars of soap, plastic rain ponchos
Reports Submitted to Council for the June 9, 2020 Meeting
Mission Report – Submitted by Mary Ellen Hettinger Next meeting on 6/16/20 7 pm. Since it doesn't seem that we will be able to return to church in near future- we have set a zoom meeting for June 16 to discuss plans for rest of the year and some changes with the YAGM and new Missionary sponsorship to discuss
Capital Development Financial Advisory Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on tbd. Giving to "Honor Our Past, Plan Our Future" continues despite shutdown, although noticeably at reduced levels. April realized $16,300 (slightly more than half of first quarter monthly giving).
Total pledges $1,284,000 have increased only incidentally in 2020; non-pledged giving of $97,000 continues in a slow but steady fashion. To date we have receipted $869,000 from all giving to the campaign. Fund balance stands at $531,000 as of May 31, with $12,000 in disbursements (architect) for the month.
Giving performance compared to our adopted "Plan of Finance" appears cautiously optimistic; our budgeted contingency is now down to $33,000.
A full report of giving by category against the Plan of Finance budget will be developed through June 30 and reported next month.