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2013 Church Plan Annual Meeting

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  • 1. Church Plan 2013Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denver
  • 2. OUR MISSION To serve the Latvian Americancommunity and others, to grow in their relationship with God.
  • 3. Appro CURRENT CHURCH STATUS Together with the Cultural Center we own a church building and surrounding lands We have about $95,000 in the bank, which will allow the church to continue for between three and five years at our current income and expenditure rate We have no debt We broke even last year but this year the costs will increase We have a new energetic young pastor, Helene Godina, who is invested in helping us grow Since Christmas our regular church attendance has been between 15 and 20 attendees Currently we do not have a permanent church accompanist
  • 4. OUR STRENGTH A new young dynamic and energetic pastor We understand and practice current and historical Latvian culture We are the only existing Latvian Church in Colorado We are ready to change and move forward A potential demographic of two thousand persons of Latvian descent and their families A beautiful facility A highly skilled and educated Latvian community Many contacts with Latvia
  • 5. WHAT WE CAN OFFERWe weave Latvian cultural elements into our ministry by providing worship, fellowship, outreach andteaching. We (together with Latvian Cultural Center) offer:Bible Study Latvia and English friendly language services Latvian Pastor Latvian Folk Dancing Latvian Music Networking Latvian Folklore Latvian Traditions Latvian Choir
  • 6. GOALS FOR 2013 Offer spiritual care and guidance  Weekly Sunday Services  Weekly Bible Studies Offer the people the opportunity to worship God in a Latvian context  Services in a mixed English and Latvian format  Latvian and English hymns in the service Increase our regular Church attendance  30 attendees in Sunday services on average  Sunday School  Sports  Help for newly arrived Latvians and Latvian Americans
  • 7. GOALS FOR 2013 Increase our Pastor’s Effectiveness and Efficiency  High speed internet and WiFi Management  Add 3 new church board members to a total of 9  Rotate church board membership (rotate 3 members yearly)  Improve record keeping  Establish church membership criteria Improve Church Finances  Break even while meeting growth goals  Increase Fund raising To promote cooperation and build relationships with the Baltic people in the Denver area
  • 8. SPECIAL MEETINGSpring/Summer 2013Approval of updated bylawsApproval of expanding the board by 3Election of 3 new board membersProgress report
  • 9. PROJECTED BUDGET 2012Projected Budget 2012 English Projected Budget 2012 Latvian 2012 Projected 2012 ActualRevenue IeņēmumiCollections Kolekte $18,000 $21,071Other Donations / Post , Memorial Citi ziedojumi/pa pastu, piemiņas $6,000 $7,085Coffee Table Kafijas Galds $1,300 $1,939Glennan Heights Donations Glennon Heights Ziedojumi $0 $3,100Other Income Citi ieņēmumi $50 $312Total Revenues Ieņēmumi kopā $25,350 $33,506Expenditure IzdevumiMinisters Salary Mācītāja atlagojums $12,000 $2,377Lay Pastor Payments Mācītāja aizvietotāju atalgojums $2,600 $4,350Fed Tax Return 941 Fed Tax Return 941 $3,500 $0Fed Witholding Tax (Income Tax) Income witholding Tax Return $600 $0Organist Payments Ērģelnieka atalgojums $2,200 $3,285Insurance for Pastor + organist Apdrošināšana /Pastor,ērģelnieks/ $450 $475Property Insurance Īpašuma apdrošināšana $0 $3,132Administration Expenses Administatīvie izdevumi $2,500 $3,831Department of Homeland Security Department of Homeland Security $0 $2,148Latvian Center Maintenance Latviešu centra uzturēšana $3,000 $3,000Latvian Center Upkeep Latviešu centra kopšana $600 $600Coffee Table Kafijas Galds $400 $660Conference Expenses and Travel Konferences, ceļa izdevumi $2,000 $5,672Repairs to Center Remontu centrs $0 $0Donations by the Church Baznīcas palīdzība, ziedojumi $3,000 $1,077Total Expenditures Izdevumi kopā $32,850 $30,607Balance Bilance ($7,500) $2,899Bank Account Balance $95,349
  • 10. PROJECTED BUDGET 2013Projected Budegt 2013 English Projected Budegt 2013 Latvian Projected 2013Revenue IeņēmumiCollections Kolekte $26,000Other Donations / Post , Memorial Citi ziedojumi/pa pastu, piemiņas $7,000Coffee Table Kafijas Galds $2,500Glennan Heights Donations Glennon Heights Ziedojumi $5,200Other Income Citi ieņēmumi $50Additional Fundraising $20,000Total Revenues Ieņēmumi kopā $60,750Expenditure IzdevumiMinisters Salary Mācītāja atlagojums $24,000Ministers Health Insurance Church Contribution Mācītāja Veselības apdrošināšana baznīca ieguldījums $2,000Pastors Cell Phone Mācītāja mobilais telefons $600Mileage Reimbursement Nobraukuma atlīdzināšana $1,500Lay Pastor Payments Mācītāja aizvietotāju atalgojums $1,000Organist Payments Ērģelnieka atalgojums $5,200Insurance for Pastor + organist Apdrošināšana /Pastor,ērģelnieks/ $1,800Property Insurance Īpašuma apdrošināšana $3,150Administration Expenses Administatīvie izdevumi $6,358Latvian Center Maintenance Latviešu centra uzturēšana $3,450Latvian Center Upkeep Latviešu centra kopšana $600Coffee Table Kafijas Galds $350Conference Expenses and Travel Konferences, ceļa izdevumi $2,000Donations by the Church Palīdzība Ziedojumi baznīcas $2,000Capital Expenses Kapitālajiem Izdevumiem Renovate Pastor Office Renovēt mācītāja biroju $640 IT / Phone IT / Tālrunis $300 Color Laser Printer/Fax/Copier/Scanner Krāsu lāzerprinteris / fakss / Kopētājs / Skeneris $693 New Church Signs Baznīcas jaunās zīmes $1,000Marketing Mārketings $1,000Church website and database subscription Draudzes mājas lapas un datubāzes abonēšana $3,040Total Expenditures Izdevumi kopā $60,681Balance $69

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