Financial Update

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

God Provides Through A Unique Way
Payroll Protection Plan Update

As part of the governments recovery plan to stimulate and shore up the economy during the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Church Board approved us applying for the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP). Working with our Bank, the church was eligible to receive a $10,000 Grant and was approved for $98,000 in payroll protection, which was a loan with a forgiveness provision. We have weathered this pandemic, keeping our staff employed during this time. The church has followed all of the Federal Government’s provisions for the forgiveness of the PPP, and after submitting it to the Bank, they determined that we would need to repay $10,000 plus a small amount of interest accrued after approval, they determined that the remainder, $98,000, was forgiven. Because we spent the money from the PPP for payroll and mortgage payments, we were able to hold back the money budgeted for these things in a restricted account as they were paid. At the end we had set aside out of our budget the full amount of $108,000. Below we have charted this for you. The amount of interest was $81.45, leaving us with $97,918.55.

OroNaz Started with:

When we applied for PPP Forgiveness

With $97,918.55 funds available, the Finance Team discussed that we need to use some of the money to help others, not just for ourselves. The recommendation to the Church Leadership Team was to pay a 10% tithe off the money to help others, and then use the rest in a prioritized spending plan developed last year for extra funds above the budgeted amounts. More on the prioritized spending plan later.
 
The Church Leadership Team approved the Finance Teams recommendation. The  tithe on the forgiven amount was decided to be split in two gifts: the first 5% ($4895.93) was allocated to World Missions (NMI) to give to those in need on the mission field, the second 5% was for the same amount,  and was allocated to Local Missions in our area.
Our World Missions Council (NMI) split their money and gave it to two projects:
  • $2,447.97:  Project 1 – NCM COVID - 19 Response:  “As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is committed to acting in compassion as we respond together throughout the crisis, including the long-term needs that will go beyond immediate risks and dangers. Together, we can continue to be formed by Christ to respond in love, care, patience, devotion, and boldness.”  More details at: https://www.ncm.org/covid19 [ncm.org] and https://issuu.com/ncm.magazine/docs/covid-19_digital
  • $2,447.96:  Project 2 – NCM The Shechem Children’s Home: “The Shechem Children’s Home is a short-term assessment center for children who are survivors of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC). This is a form of human trafficking where images or videos of children performing sexual acts are sold over the internet. It is a growing problem globally and, in the Philippines, where Shechem is located.”  More details at: https://www.ncm.org/shechem
Our Local Missions designation for the other top 5% ($4895.92) was split into four gifts:
  • $1223.98: Gift 1 – Caring for Women Pregnancy Resource Center: Caring For Women is a nonprofit pregnancy resource center. We have helped teens and women in Butte County with free services for over 25 years. The Pregnancy Resource Center offers a friendly, caring and confidential atmosphere. More details: https://caringforwomen.life/index.htm
  • $1223.98: Gift 2 –The Axiom Youth Center: The Axiom is a Youth Center in Downtown Oroville Focused on building platforms for success for students to realize and utilize their untapped potential. More details: http://www.theaxiom.org/
  • $1223.98: Gift 3 –The Greater Oroville Homeless Coalition: The Greater Oroville Homeless Coalition is housed in the Hope Center to assist in-crisis individuals and families keep their homes. They work to end homelessness one individual or family at a time, whether you are in trouble of losing your housing or if you are trying to find housing. More details: https://www.facebook.com/OrovilleHomelessCoalition/
  • $1223.98: Gift 4 –The Oroville Rescue Mission: The Oroville Rescue Mission is a religious non-profit organization which serves the homeless and disadvantaged in the Oroville area and its surrounding communities. It is affiliated with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. More details: https://www.orovillerescuemission.org

Prioritized Spending Plan Distribution of Remainder: $88,126.30
Last year as part of our budget process the Finance Team and CLT set up what we are calling the prioritized spending plan where extra funds above the budgeted amount would be distributed as follows: 75% ($66,095.03) was allocated to debt repayment on our construction loan, 10% ($8,812.67) has been set aside for our Maintenance Team to use on the many needs of our campus and buildings, 5% ($4,406.33) has been set aside for Local Compassionate Ministries future needs, 5% ($4,406.33) has been allocated to our NMI team for future needs, and the last 5% ($4,406.33) has been set aside for the CLT to aid our church ministries and their needs.
We have been truly blessed! We will continue to steward God’s finances to the best of our ability. Any questions feel free to email finance@oronaz.org

Joey McCoy, Treasurer and the Finance Team

2020 Contribution Statements Are Coming...

Your 2020 Contribution Statement form OroNaz will be sent out by January 30 to the address we have for you on file (if you have moved, please contact the church office with your new address). This has been a challenging year; we praise God for walking through it with us, and we thank you for your faithfulness! tina@oronaz.org; theresa@oronaz.org; 533-7464

What is the difference between a tithe and an offering?

Tithe: The Biblical principle of tithe comes from the Old Testament, where Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek (Genesis 14:20; Hebrews 7:6); and Jacob vowed unto the Lord and said, "Of all that you give me I will give you a tenth" (Genesis 28:22). The word “tithe” means “tenth.” The tithe has a reference to ownership, that we return to the one who owns everything a portion of what he has given to us. The Bible talks about the neglect of this duty, where it was sternly rebuked by the prophets (Amos 4:4; Malachi 3:8-10). It cannot be affirmed that the Old Testament law of tithes is binding on the Christian Church, however, the principle of this law remains, and is incorporated in the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:13-14); and so our motivation that compels us to be generous givers, as followers of Christ, is greater now than in Old Testament times; as Christians, we should go beyond the ancient Hebrew obligation in consecrating both ourselves and our possessions to God. Tithing becomes part of our worship to the Lord.
Offering: Giving above and beyond the tithe is considered an offering. The Bible doesn’t command us to give offerings, but it does encourage us to give generously, and offerings—since they aren’t required—reflect the generosity in our hearts. Until the tithe is met, an offering cannot be given.

OroNaz Church Financial Update: December 2020

FINANCIAL CONNECTION: We are keeping the church family updated on our financial blessings and challenges. Even during these challenging times, please pray and/or give as God leads.

December Financial Summary: December is the 10th month of the annual budget year that runs March 2020 to February 2021. As Paul writes, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”. We are monitoring our church’s finances very closely during these trying times. We are making sure that our expenses stay lower than giving received by reducing spending where we can. Thank you for your continued financial commitment; it is a testament to what God is doing in us and through us.

We have just begun working on next year’s budget. Please keep the Staff, Finance Team, and CLT in your prayers as we work to project a solid, balanced budget going forward.

Our Pastor, CLT, Treasurer (Joey McCoy), and Finance Team welcomes your questions and feedback. Please email the Finance Team at finance@oronaz.org to start a conversation.

Besides the financial report, some have asked about getting minutes of CLT meetings. To request a copy of past approved CLT minutes email clt@oronaz.org 
Projected budget
March 2020-February 2021 $884,702
Needed for Month–December  $73,725
Giving for December $83,616
Expenses paid in December $62,995
 
Needed Year to Date $737,250
Giving Year to Date $708,561
Expenses Paid Year to Date $685,391

Shares for Others Paid Year to Date
World Evangelism Fund $35,883
Pensions & Benefits $15,587
Education $15,587
District Ministries $27,711

OroNaz Church Financial Update: November 2020

FINANCIAL CONNECTION: As we work to keep you, the church family, updated on our finances, we continue to see both blessings and challenges. Please continue to pray and give as God leads.

November’s financial summary: This is our 9th month of the annual budget year that runs from March 2020 to February 2021. Your Finance Team and CLT is monitoring the church’s finances closely during these days of uncertainty. As ministries are trying to launch in creative ways, we find that our expenses are not as high as expected, giving us some space in our budget. Income is down on average 13% per month, and, as mentioned, our expenses are down as well. We currently have $28,883 in the checkbook and additional reserves in a savings account. Our funds to our District, World Evangelism Fund, Pensions and Benefits, and Educational are all paid in full as agreed. We have no outstanding bills. We continue to pay down our construction loan and currently owe $388,481. Our original loan amount was $550,000. We thank you for your continued financial commitment; it is a testament to what God is doing in and through us.

We have just begun working on next year’s budget. Please keep the Staff, Finance Team, and CLT in your prayers as we work to project a solid, balanced budget going forward.

Our Pastor, CLT, Treasurer (Joey McCoy), and Finance Team welcomes your questions and feedback. Please email the Finance Team at finance@oronaz.org to start a conversation.

Besides the financial report, some have asked about getting minutes of CLT meetings. To request a copy of past approved CLT minutes email clt@oronaz.org 
Projected budget
March 2020-February 2021 $884,702
Needed for Month–November  $73,725
Giving for November $64,992
Expenses paid in November $74,201
 
Needed Year to Date $663,525
Giving Year to Date $624,945
Expenses Paid Year to Date $622,397

Shares for Others Paid Year to Date
World Evangelism Fund $33,578
Pensions & Benefits $14,124
Education $14,124
District Ministries $26,056

OroNaz Church Financial Update: October 2020

FINANCIAL CONNECTION: We are keeping the church family updated on our financial blessings and challenges. Even during these challenging times, please pray and/or give as God leads. October Financial Summary: October is the 8th month of the annual budget year that runs March 2020 to February 2021.

As Paul writes, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”. We are monitoring our church’s finances very closely during these trying times. We are making sure that our expenses stay lower than giving received by reducing spending where we can. Thank you for your continued financial commitment; it is a testament to what God is doing in us and through us.

Our Pastor, CLT, Treasurer (Joey McCoy) and Finance Team welcome your questions and feedback. Please email the Finance Team at finance@oronaz.org to start a conversation.
Projected budget
March 2020-February 2021 $884,701.77
Needed for Month–October  $73,725.16
Giving for October $62,874
Expenses paid in October $67,274.94
 
Needed Year to Date $589,801.18
Giving Year to Date $560,813.43
Expenses Paid Year to Date $548,195.50

Shares for Others Paid Year to Date
World Evangelism Fund $29,986.97
Pensions & Benefits $12,654.66
Education $12,654.66
District Ministries $23,443.83

OroNaz Church Financial Update: September 2020

FINANCIAL CONNECTION: We are keeping the church family updated on our financial blessings and challenges. Even during these challenging times, please pray and/or give as God leads.

September Financial Summary: September is the 7th month of the annual budget year that runs March 2020 to February 2021. As Paul writes, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”. We are monitoring our church’s finances very closely during these trying times. We are making sure that our expenses stay lower than giving received, by reducing spending where we can. Thank you for your continued financial commitment; it is a testament to what God is doing in us and through us.

Our Pastor, CLT, Treasurer (Joey McCoy) and Finance Team welcome your questions and feedback. Please email the Finance Team at finance@oronaz.org to start a conversation.
Projected budget
March 2020-February 2021 $923,593
Needed for Month–August  $76,966
Giving for August $69,372
Expenses paid in August $63,444
 
Needed Year to Date $384,830
Giving Year to Date $427,708
Expenses Paid Year to Date $497,080

Shares for Others Paid Year to Date
World Evangelism Fund $26,613
Pensions & Benefits $10,885
Education $10,885
District Ministries $19,351

OroNaz Church Financial Update: August 2020

FINANCIAL CONNECTION: We are keeping the church family updated on our financial blessings and challenges. Even during these challenging times, please pray and/or give as God leads. July Financial Summary: July is the 5th month of the annual budget year that runs March 2020 to February 2021.
As Paul writes, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”. We are monitoring our church’s finances very closely during these trying times. We are making sure that our expenses stay lower than giving received by reducing spending where we can. Thank you for your continued financial commitment; it is a testament to what God is doing in us and through us.

Our Pastor, CLT, Treasurer (Joey McCoy) and Finance Team welcome your questions and feedback. Please email the Finance Team at finance@oronaz.org to start a conversation.
Projected budget
March 2020-February 2021 $923,593
Needed for Month–August  $76,966
Giving for August $63,010
Expenses paid in August $68,017
 
Needed Year to Date $384,830
Giving Year to Date $427,708
Expenses Paid Year to Date $41,477
Shares for Others Paid Year to Date
World Evangelism Fund $23,057
Pensions & Benefits $9,430
Education $9,430
District Ministries $16,765

OroNaz Church Financial Update: July 2020

FINANCIAL CONNECTION: We are keeping the church family updated on our financial blessings and challenges. Even during these challenging times, please pray and/or give as God leads. July Financial Summary: July is the 5th month of the annual budget year that runs March 2020 to February 2021.
As Paul writes, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”. We are monitoring our church’s finances very closely during these trying times. We are making sure that our expenses stay lower than giving received by reducing spending where we can. Thank you for your continued financial commitment; it is a testament to what God is doing in us and through us.

Our Pastor, CLT, Treasurer (Joey McCoy) and Finance Team welcome your questions and feedback. Please email the Finance Team at finance@oronaz.org to start a conversation.
Projected budget
March 2020-February 2021 $923,593
Needed for Month–July  $76,966
Giving for July $70,205
Expenses paid in July $70,756
 
Needed Year to Date $384,830
Giving Year to Date $364,698
Expenses Paid Year to Date $349,460
Shares for Others Paid Year to Date
World Evangelism Fund $19,509
Pensions & Benefits $8,010
Education $8,010
District Ministries $14,240

OroNaz Church Financial Update: June 2020

FINANCIAL CONNECTION: We are keeping the church family updated on our financial blessings and challenges. Even during these challenging times, please pray and/or give as God leads. June Financial Summary: June is the 4th month of the annual budget year that runs March 2020 to February 2021. As Paul writes, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” We are monitoring our church’s finances very closely during these trying times. In previous months the giving was greater than expenses, which compensates for the reduced giving in June. We are making sure that our expenses stay lower than giving received by reducing spending where we can. Thank you for your continued financial commitment; it is a testament to what God is doing in us and through us. Our Pastor, CLT, Treasurer (Joey McCoy) and Finance Team welcome your questions and feedback. Please email the Finance Team at finance@oronaz.org to start a conversation.
Projected budget
March 2020-February 2021 $923,593
Needed for Month–June  $76,966
Giving for June $62,028
Expenses paid in June $71,372
 
Needed Year to Date $307,864
Giving Year to Date $294,440
Expenses Paid Year to Date $278,704
Shares for Others Paid Year to Date
World Evangelism Fund $16,295
Pensions & Benefits $  6,666
Education $  6,666
District Ministries $11,709

OroNaz Church Financial Update: May 2020

Financial Connection: We are keeping the church family updated on our financial blessings and challenges. Even during these challenging times, please pray and/or give as God leads. May Financial Summary: May is the 3rd month of the annual budget year that runs March 2020 to February 2021. This month is a testimony to our congregation’s faithfulness. Despite all the challenges our world, community, and members are facing, your giving remains steadfast. Thank you for your continued financial commitment; it is a testament to what God is doing in us and through us. These challenging times continue to reveal the giving nature of our church’s congregation.
Our Pastor, CLT, Treasurer (Joey McCoy) and Finance Team welcome your questions and feedback. Please email the Finance Team at finance@oronaz.org to start a conversation.
Projected budget
March 2020-February 2021 $923,593
Needed for Month –May $76,966
Giving for May $78,014
Expenses paid in May $65,575

Needed Year to Date $230,898
Giving Year to Date $232,911
Expenses Paid Year to Date $207,333
Shares for Others Paid Year to Date
World Evangelism Fund$12,708.62
Pensions & Benefits$5,196.94
Education$5,196.94
District Ministries$9,239.00

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