Category Archives: Church finances

Grace Episcopal Alexandria’s Finances Continue Decline

The Episcopal Church’s annual data report has been released, and things are not looking good for Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the clergy perjury parish. In 2011, Grace had plate and pledge revenue of $1,026,046. Flash forward to 2020, the last year for which data is available, and plate and pledge totaled $872,659. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.… Read More »

Grace Episcopal Alexandria is Dying

You have to hand it to Episcopalians—-they are masters at denial, equivocation, avoidance, and passive-aggressive behavior. It therefore comes as no surprise that the recent news from Grace Church is a masterwork of misinformation, misrepresentation, and empty triumphalism. At the annual parish meeting, an annual balanced budget of $983,050 was announced. This reflects a net decline in pledging… Read More »

Annual Mythbusting Edition

With Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish, now a week away from its annual meeting, it is time for my annual mythbusters post. My goal is to address some of the fallacies that have arisen over the years about the parish. So, here we go. 1. Grace is prudent with its money Not at all. As I have… Read More »

Impending Snow Raises Church Budget Questions

With the impending snowstorm, it will be interesting to see if Grace Episcopal Alexandria goes over budget for snow removal. In the past, one of the ways the church vestry adopted a “balanced budget” was by incorporating unrealistic budget assumptions. That included funding for snow removal that was predicated on little to no snow. The result was predictable.… Read More »