The mission of the Finance Committee is to ensure that the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church fiscal resources are managed responsibly and in accordance with the annual budget as developed and approved by the congregation. The Finance Committee has overall responsibility for the fiscal activities of the Church (click to see timeline). This includes but is not limited to: annual budgeting, pledge recording, preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, arranging for appropriate insurance coverage, reporting to the Board on the fiscal condition of the Church, and other generally accepted fiscal practices.
In addition to planning and overseeing the Annual Pledge Drive, the church’s primary source of revenue, the Finance Committee is also responsible for handling funds for the church’s two annual fundraising events: the Harvest Fair in the fall (see the photo of our Quilters at the Fair) and the Auction in late winter (see te photo of our Tropical-themed Auction!). It also oversees a year-long stewardship effort and hosts three Finance Forums each year (fall, winter, spring) to update the congregation on the church’s finances.
The Finance Committee is a committee of the Board. The Finance Chair is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board. The Finance Committee meets monthly on a regular timeline.
If you would like to receive information on the Finance Committee or would like to send a comment, suggestion, or advice, please email [email protected].