"With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his proclaiming the good news; and not only that, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us while we are administering this generous undertaking for the glory of the Lord himself and to show our goodwill. We intend that no one should blame us about this generous gift that we are administering, for we intend to do what is right not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of others.” 2 Cor 8:18-21
A small but important team of volunteers gathers each Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. Two members of the team meet me at the safe, after I have gathered the two keys required to access it. The keys are held by two different people. The safe is opened and the previous week’s mail and Sunday’s offering is taken from the safe for counting.
The contents is sorted between checks and cash. On a form provided, each check is recorded with name, amount, check # and purpose. The cash likewise. Once recorded, the amount written on each check is added and reconciled to the total on the form. The cash is counted and reconciled to the total on the form. The checks are endorsed, the bank deposit prepared, and one of the team members takes the deposit to the bank.
This whole process takes about 1 ½ hours. I am available to answer questions.
The team is officially known as the Audit Team, but their function is really accounting for the offering. It is a service which requires a high level of confidentiality, being detail oriented, a sense of the work being holy, and decent penmanship.
Thank you to the current team of four and the many who served faithfully in the past.
Former team members included: Louise Porter, Archie Rohden, Betty Gibson, Carolyn Garrels, Dorothy Tuttle, Jo Hartle, Karen Shaffer, Donald Shirk, Dick & Betty Henry, Bob Meisenheimer, Gene Weber, Robert Gates, Jo Gates, Lyle Hoffmann, Don Driscoll, Pat & Dick Noyce, Norma Harding, Shan Loeffel, Helen Parker, Barbara Snuggs, John Phillips and Dick Wissink.
Should you feel called to this ministry please call me at 274.1534, e-mail me at or stop.