Tag Archives: church budget

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 »

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 »

Proposed Diocesan Budget Zeroes Out Women in Ministry, Mental Health, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Okay, we get that times are tough. But the proposed diocesan budget is a hot mess. Tellingly, three areas of the budget that should be non-negotiable (and already were getting short shrift), are defunded. These include women in ministry, mental health, and sexual misconduct prevention. All three are areas already impacted by the pandemic, with sharp increases in… Read More »