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Annual Report
Financial Reports
Benevolence & Outreach
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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 2017 meeting.
  • Read the minutes[PDF Document] of the August 2017 meeting.

Financial Reports

Church Financial Activity

Last fiscal year (FY17), September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017:

General Fund Contributions: $667,000 3% above budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $815,000 8% above budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $757,000 1% under budget Excludes Depreciation
Payments on Long Term Debt: $30,000 Balance sheet transfers Principal payments on mortgage, bus loan, and copier lease
Net Income—Cash Basis: $28,000 $58,000 above budget Excludes Depreciation

This fiscal year (FY18), September 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017:

General Fund Contributions: $100,000 3% below budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $138,000 3% below budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $140,000 2% below budget Excludes Depreciation
Payments on Long Term Debt: $5,000 Balance sheet transfers Principal payments on mortgage, bus loan, and copier lease
Net Income—Cash Basis: $-7,000 1% above budget Excludes Depreciation

This fiscal year (FY18), September 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017:

General Fund Contributions: $168,000 7% above budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $216,000 4% above budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $206,000 2% below budget Excludes Depreciation
Payments on Long Term Debt: $8,000 Balance sheet transfers Principal payments on mortgage, bus loan, and copier lease
Net Income—Cash Basis: $2,000 12,000 above budget Excludes Depreciation

Benevolence & Outreach

November 2017

$2885Pacific Sierra Synod for churchwide mission support
$1700Habitat for Humanity
$1150Lutheran Disaster Response
$573Gloria Dei for Lord’s Pantry (Special Designated)
$500Correctional Institutes Chaplaincy (CIC)
$38Compassion International (Youth)
$6846Total

December 2017

$4300Pacific Sierra Synod for churchwide mission support
$3000Lutheran World Relief
$2000Operation Bootstrap (Tanzania)
$1000New Life Band (Tanzania)
$500Teen Challenge San Jose
$500West Valley Community Services (2017 Dorothy Meyer Award)
$186Habitat for Humanity (Special Designated)
$38Compassion International (Youth)
$11,524Total

Other Documents

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