Now, I’m not saying goodbye for the whole summer. I hope I will see you over the next several months, but our schedules really do change. All of us are more mobile during the summer months. Some go to the cabin, others to visit grandma and grandpa or cousins, still others to a high school or family reunion. Many of us will take a “road trip vacation” somewhere interesting. Some of us even go to South Dakota! So if I don’t see you much over the next several months, “have a great summer.”
Because our society is so mobile and people are traveling, summer brings what many churches experience as “the summer slump”. The summer slump is a drop in attendance and financial giving because of the busy summer schedule many of us keep. All the things I mentioned above cause us to miss not only the church service but also sometimes our financial giving at church. So churches often feel the financial crunch in June, July and August. Don’t change your travel plans. Go have fun, but please remember that Zion’s operating costs remain the same throughout the year. When attendance and giving “slump” during the summer months, this can have a very negative impact on our finances.
In order to counteract the summer slump the Stewardship Committee invites you to consider continuing your financial giving over the summer in one of the following ways:
- Many people mail in their offering when they are gone on a weekend.
- Zion has an automatic withdrawal program. Get started by contacting Steve Peterson.
- Online giving with a credit card is all set up on the Zion website. Find it at ZionBuffalo.org/give.
Have a great summer!