When you come to church (or listen on the radio), have you ever wondered where the money comes from to keep the lights on, the building heated, the organ tuned and the staff paid?
Here is your answer:
As you can see, the church gets some money from “trusts.” We are an old church and fortunately our forebearers put money aside for the church. That money is mostly restricted in what it can be used for and is controlled by the Board of Trustees.
We also get some money from “usage” which means we rent some of our building space for the John Winthrop School, various concerts and performances and other uses.
But, the largest slice of the money pie comes from members. Each year we “canvass” our community and ask you to help support the church financially. We ask each of you to make a “pledge” or a promise to support the church in the coming year. You can pledge whatever you can afford and you can pay it off, over time, however it is convenient for you. If your circumstances change and you cannot fulfill your pledge, we understand and you will not be obligated. Of course, if your circumstances change is a positive direction, we hope you will remember us then too. If we each do our part, First Church in Boston will continue to be the vibrant community we all cherish. To find out how to make a pledge click here.
If you’d like to know more about what it costs to run a church, click here.