Special Called Worship Meeting

The Elders and I have called a special business meeting of the church to consider the approval of an expense beyond what was already approved by the congregation in November of last year. This would provide accounting services for HFC at a rate not to exceed $950 per month for the remainder of 2023.
So why are we even asking for this? It is important to recognize that before I became the pastor with HFC a paid staff member maintained financial records, ensured that bills were paid, ensured the accuracy of offerings each week, reconciled accounts, and worked with the benevolence team to address any financial needs that the congregation may be able to help with. The Treasurer—a volunteer position ratified by the church—would provide an additional set of eyes as a measure of checks and balances. Presently Naomi takes care of the offerings (most of which are now online) and Cindi Sims was hired to handle the bills (although she has been asked to assist well beyond that). The responsibility for everything else has fallen onto the Treasurer with HFC.
While those who have served in the role of Treasurer over the last eight years have been gracious to volunteer more time than the role should have required the Elders and I have recognized that we need to do a better job of protecting the position that is ratified by the church. It is designed to be a role that provides checks and balances to our financial systems but it has become a role that is responsible to produce those systems.
As the Elders and I begin to work on the 2024 budget in August we will make financial arrangements for these things to be covered through an outside accounting company. The extra-budgetary expense that we are asking you to prayerfully consider would allow us to make the transition within the next month or two rather than waiting for January.
When we gather together for the HFC Q/A on Monday, July 17th and for the Special Called Business Meeting on Wednesday, July 19th we invite you to prayerfully discern with us the way of wisdom moving forward. In the Church of God we believe heavily in the unity of God’s Holy Spirit as we all come together in a posture of listening and submitting to him. That makes this time together an opportunity for genuine worship in which we might all experience a move of God.
If you have any questions in advance, please do not hesitate to email me at pastortim@hfcog.org . Let’s all pray in advance for clarity, discernment and wisdom.
In Him,
Pastor Tim
You can register for the Special Called Business Meeting HERE, but if you registered for November 2022 meeting, you do not need to re-register.