Proposal from Stewardship Committee to Change Fiscal Year


Proposal:  “In an effort to better align Memorial Congregational Church’s (MCC) fiscal year to our programing year, the Stewardship Committee respectfully proposes that MCC’s fiscal year be changed from January 1 through December 31 to July 1 through June 30.  This change will become effective on July 1, 2013 pending approval at an all church meeting.”

Reasons For:

  • Better aligns fiscal year with church programming year
  • Annual pledge drive will be held during Lent and congregation will know tax situation
  • Annual employee reviews will be easier to complete and will mirror the actual program year
  • Annual Church Meeting and new fiscal year budget will be held prior to the start of the new fiscal year as opposed to six weeks into it

Reasons Against:

  • Any change is difficult for some people
  • Fiscal year change also impacts the pledge drive and committee assignments


For more information, please see the  Fiscal Year change Powerpoint