Friday, 13 February 2015

St Patrick’s News February 2015

Christmas services went well and all were congratulated on the wonderful worship offered to both the congregation and public of Hogsback.

We shall celebrate our 80th Anniversary with a Bring and Share Supper at Hidden Away on Tuesday
17 March 2015 at 6pm. Please tell Jeannette ph 1238 if you are attending.

We shall have a Passover Supper on Thursday 2 April 2015 co-ordinated by Ann, venue and programme to be decided. Please tell Ann ph 1147 if you are attending.

There was feedback from the Think Tank consisting of Quinton, Jeannette, Leigh, Ann, Alfrieda, Ansie, Helen and Margaret. They made suggestions for activities for St Patrick’s like prayer boxes, garden party, singles club, welcome cards, walking group and others to be implemented immediately. Other activities were suggested on a long-term basis. In this way the youth were given a voice and the Council approved all the ideas on the basis that someone come forward prepared to lead each one.

Community The Blogpage put up by Maggie is excellent but needs to be updated regularly. Jikani and Hobbiton to be supported by the Chapel as they are doing excellent work for the needs of Hogsback and further afield. The Council approved that these two bodies be allocated R1 000 a month from the Chapel, over and above the tithing to Callie Evens Home.

Finance Quinton presented the financial statements for 2014 in preparation for them being audited for vestry. Budgeted income was R157 000, actual was R144 816 which included R77 571 for tithing, R45 426 collections, R13 260 for weddings; budgeted expenditure was R147 000, actual was R144 682 with a profit of R134, which included R47 380 honorarium, R36 616 assessments, R21 417 donations and R16 034 tithing. The chapel finances are in an excellent state, particularly the generosity of the congregation in giving R122 997 in collections and tithing being R10 249 per month! In turn the chapel has given away R74 067 or R6 172 per month! The buildings and contents are well insured. Quinton was congratulated on his budgeting and his clear keeping of the books. The Chapel has been a good custodian of the HUCF assets which have grown by R7 801.

Coming Up: 
Tuesday 17 March at hidden away, Bring and Share Supper from 6pm to celebrate our 80th Anniversary on St Patrick’s Day

Sunday 22 March Vestry, to elect a new Council

Thursday 2 April at 6pm Passover Supper

Easter Services: Friday 12noon, Sunday 8am and in the Arboretum 10am.

Thank you.

Trevor Webster
Chapel Warden
13 February 2015

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