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By The Vestry of Christ Church Cranbrook
After the uncertainty and disruption of the past few years, it’s wonderful to see parishioners back in church, enjoying coffee hour in the Atrium, a Sunday School exploding with growth, and the return of our 9 a.m. Sunday Forums. The structure and expanded ministry space of our church are beyond amazing, but at the heart of all we do are the people of Christ Church – the parishioners, staff, and clergy who give unfailingly of their time and love to provide a true home for everyone.
As the elected representatives of the church (The Vestry), we are writing because our hard-working clergy and staff need our help.
When the economic stresses of Covid were at their height, the difficult decision was made to freeze cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for the staff to help provide financial stability for the church’s ministry. Most of us likely had no idea this was the case, given the amazing efforts the staff and clergy continue to make to keep Christ Church vibrant and inviting despite all that was happening in the world around us.
The clergy and staff have not received a cost-of-living adjustment in two years, which means they effectively experienced a pay cut of 10% or more.
Will you help us rectify this by increasing your pledge for 2023? Your vestry has made this a budget priority next year, and your support is needed.
Thank you for your consideration as well as for your prayers and appreciation for the continued service of our clergy and staff. With God’s help and your generosity, Christ Church Cranbrook will continue to be a place of dynamic mission and life-changing ministry. Thank you for all that you do to make that a reality.
If you have already increased your pledge – thank you! If you haven’t yet, you can use the online form at www.christchurchcranbrook.org/pledge.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Michael Roche, Senior Warden
(248) 647-4844 , email@example.com
Enang Akan, Junior Warden
We invite everyone who considers Christ Church Cranbrook your spiritual home to consider making a pledge to support our mission and ministry in 2023. For more information or to make your pledge online, click here. For questions, please get in touch with Rev. Chris Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.