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Annual Budget Forum this Sunday, May 15

The agenda will include:

  • Financial update
  • Budget presentation
  • Foundation report
  • Q&A time

Parish Meeting Sunday, June 5

  • from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • The agenda will include:
  • Growth Task Force presentation
  • Vote on new board members
  • Vote on budget
  • FUS Directory discussion

As of May 24, there is no decision. However, here is a list of items under consideration to be cut.
Not all of these will be cut, but it looks like many will.

- Cut 50% of Social Justice Funding.  ($7500)
-  Eliminate funding of Quest Program ($6600) (this would have been a partial  increase over last year)
- Campus Ministry Program ($15,000) (this would have been an increase over last year)
- Scholarships to GA and DA ($2500)
- Eliminate Funding to UUA and CMWD - ($36,000)
- Cut funding to Dane County United ($4000)
- Eliminate proposed paid Coffee Coordinator ($3,300)
- Eliminate proposed outsourced Bookkeeping ($11,765)
- Drop proposed policy Governance coaching ($6,000)
- Defund Leadership Development ($3,000)
- Require choir members to pay for Choir Materials ($3,000)
- Institute one week staff furlough ($16,000)
- Eliminate proposed rental of additional parking ($13,500)
- Use music fund to pay for parts of music program ($30,000)
- Cut Children's Religious Education staff level (Savings not specified)
- Cuts Adult Religious Education program staff  (currently 1/2 position; Savings not specified)
- Cuts in Religious Education program budget (savings not specified)
- Cuts in Music staff (Savings not specified)
- Require staff to pay 15% of Health and Dental Insurance premiums (savings not specified; staff currently pays 5%)
- Cut proposed additional staff to maintain website ($7800)
- Eliminate raises promised for Church Administrator and Associate Minister ($13,660)
- Cut special projects cleaning budget $4000
- Cut outside audit of books $4000