As individuals, we reflect God’s love for us through our works, wisdom, and wealth. As a faith community, we share our collective gifts with each other and the broader community, in furtherance of God’s kingdom on earth.
You make the ministries of St. Paul’s possible, through the works of your hands and hearts, and through your financial gifts.
This narrative budget tells the story of our collective values, and how they are reflected in how we allocate our revenue. A narrative budget spreads fixed costs like utilities, facility costs and salaries across program areas so we can see those costs in action.
This narrative is based on projected 2023 income and expenses.
St. Paul’s Oakland: How We Fund Our Ministries
Gifts from members and friends make up most of our income. Additional sources of revenue include rental fees for space use, and investment income. Historically we have had to close our budget gap by drawing on reserves to balance our budget.
We would like to decrease our reliance on our reserves in 2024.
St. Paul’s Oakland: How We Allocate our Resources
WORSHIP $253,870 (40%)
Worship is the foundation of our life together in Christ. Over the past 12 months we saw a relaxation in pandemic restrictions and a full return to pre-pandemic patterns and practice of worship. Whether leading or participating, all of us make our worship together a reflection of God’s love for us.
In addition to our regular weekly services on Sundays and Wednesdays, we also offer the monthly services of Compline (4th Sundays) and Choral Evensong (1st Sundays October to June).
St. Paul’s is one of the few parishes in the diocese to offer these special services.
HOW TO DONATE
We appreciate all donations, and thank you in advance for supporting St. Paul's!
You may make a one-time gift or weekly, monthly, quarterly, timed as you wish.
Please consider making a promise, or statement of intent, to support the ministries of St. Paul’s in 2024, downloadable HERE.