The Hope session and budget committee met recently and the session approved the proposed budget for FY2018. The next step in the process is for us to conduct a congregational meeting to present next year’s budget to you. There will be one voting item of business as well, as our Book of Church Order requires that the congregation vote concerning any changes to the pastor’s call. In this case the proposed change is a 3% increase in compensation. Any changes from this year’s budget to next year’s will be clearly explained and questions will be taken. The budget will be presented immediately after the morning worship and before we gather for our December fellowship meal. Questions concerning the FY2018 budget should be directed to Jeff Campbell, Chris Johnson, or Neil Nelson.