Cary Presbyterian Church is fully funded by its members. As a moderately-sized church of 800 members we have an operating budget of roughly $800,000. with ten full-time or part-time staffers. To view the 2012 Annual Report click here.
The church is generously supported through annual pledges, volunteer efforts, financial gifts and other transferables (stocks, bonds and real estate). To find out more about estate planning and other gift options, see Endowments and Memorials Team.
As bold visions and new dreams take shape for our congregation in 2013, we are asking you to “Catch the Joy!” by prayerfully considering an increase in your planned giving commitment.
Did you know that as little as $25, $50 or $100 a month in additional giving in 2013 may allow the church to:
Also, we are simplifying the stewardship process this year. We are utilizing online resources to reach the congregation in new and exciting ways. You can now make your commitment online (or with a pledge card). And we wrap it all up on November 4.
Quick, easy and simple. Catch the Joy!
We hope that the information found at the links below will be helpful as you consider and determine your giving plan.
For more information about ways to give, see the Presbyterian Foundation Web site.
Open Hearts Open Doors
Campaign Results, as of Oct 3, 2012:
Pledge on-line here to make your on-line pledge and submit to our finance manager, Barbara Carew. With each one of us pledging to this campaign as we are able, we will Open Hearts and Open Doors.
“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that...you may provide in abundance for every good work.” II Corinthians 9:8
For more information contact David Bohm (chair) or Jeff Clark (vice chair)
Memorials and Endowments
The Memorials and Endowments Team manages designated gifts to the church as well as managing the church's endowment held by New Covenant Funds. The church created the endowment fund in 1998 and it reached it's initial principal balance of $100,000 in 2007. It now uses the ensuing interest disbursements to support programmatic needs throughout the church.
The CPC Memorials & Endowment Team has announced a new grant cycle for 2013.
Apply for an Endowment Grant Now!!
Is there a mission or faith based activity you are passionate about, but it is not yet sponsored through the CPC budget? If so, a grant issued by the Memorials & Endowment Team is a great way to obtain capital needed to foster such a project.
The purpose of an M&E grant is to provide resources to support faith-based initiatives. These initiatives must align with the overall purpose of the Endowment Fund, which is to provide opportunities for members to support the benevolent, educational, and mission work of the whole church. Specifically, the church desires to enlarge the scope of the congregation’s work and influence by:
The grants are one-time, non-recurring gifts and are not intended to replace existing budgets or support ongoing projects. Any CPC member may apply.
Not sure if a certain initiative falls within the parameters of the grant guidelines? Please contact one of the committee members with this or any other questions regarding the application process. The committee members are Brian Short, Team Lead, Barbara Carew, Rhonda Carlile, Jeff Clark, and Ruth Guthrie.
The application deadline is Monday June 3 and approved grants will be announced by August 1, with funds disbursed by September 1.
For more information, contact the team lead.