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 2013 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.
When you think about CPC, what comes to mind? Think about how CPC, connects you to God, to each other and to your calling as a disciple of Christ. Think, too, about our church’s mission statement and how we, with God’s guidance,
We are counting on you to honor our Lord with your planned giving commitment as an important expression of “Why you CPC” and what this faith family means to you. God calls each of us, not to “equal giving,” but to “equal sacrifice” (are we giving to God based on what has been given to us?).
Please consider these resources when determining your giving plan.
For more information about ways to give, see the Presbyterian Foundation Web site.
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 2014.
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, Jim Bowdish, Barbara Carew, Rhonda Carlile, and Meredith McGill.
The application deadline is Monday June 2 and approved grants will be announced by August 1, with funds disbursed by September 1.
For more information, contact the team lead.