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Annual Report
Financial Reports
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2016 Theme Verse

2016 Banner

Our theme verse for 2016 comes from the gospel story about Jesus as told by a follower of Jesus named Matthew. It is specifically found in Matthew 6:33. Jesus reminds us to seek God’s righteousness (a relationship with God offered by Jesus) and strive to advance God’s Kingdom instead of worrying about life. You can find the sermon that relates to this verse at: http://www.bethelcupertino.org/worship/sermons/sermon20160207.mp3. Bethel will use this verse as a reference point throughout the year as we seek to sharpen our own ministries and purpose.

2016 Core Value Report

In August 2015, members, guests and friends of Bethel Lutheran Church were invited to gather at one of two gatherings to offer feedback regarding the Core Values and Personality Traits of the Bethel Lutheran Church body. Together with those gathered we engaged in a process of discerning the question, “Who are we, really?”

With this report as our roadmap, how will we make disciples, and help ourselves and others with spiritual growth and transformation? How will we help people to know and follow Jesus our Lord? What will we do to build and continue to strengthen the Kingdom of God? God has given us opportunity to accomplish even greater things in the years ahead. Let us take that opportunity to build up Bethel and our community!

Annual Report

Congregational Meeting

  • Read the minutes[PDF Document] of the February 2016 meeting.
  • Read the minutes[PDF Document] of the August 2016 meeting.

Financial Reports

Church Financial Activity

Last fiscal year (FY16), September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016:

General Fund Contributions: $645,000 3.2% above budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $812,000 12.6% above budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $754,000 2.6% above budget Excludes Depreciation
Net Income—Cash Basis: $40,000 $72,000 above budget Excludes Depreciation

This fiscal year (FY17), September 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017:

General Fund Contributions: $367,700 7.0% above budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $426,000 9.0% above budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $410,000 on budget Excludes Depreciation
Net Income—Cash Basis: $46,000 $37,000 above budget Excludes Depreciation

This fiscal year (FY17), September 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017:

General Fund Contributions: $415,000 5% above budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $481,000 7% above budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $410,000 1% above budget Excludes Depreciation
Net Income—Cash Basis: $16,000 $26,000 above budget Excludes Depreciation

Benevolence & Outreach

March 2017

$2000Pastor Godbless for Tanzania Aids Orphans
$1000Esperanza for Youth Trip to Mexico
$615Sierra Pacific Synod for Churchwide Mission Support
$215Women of the ELCA (Special Designated)
$100InterVarsity (Women’s Ministry)
$50San Jose Family Shelter
$38Compassion International (Youth)
$4018Total

Other Documents

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