In one of our previous updates, we stated that the Elders have been tackling a backlog of issues. We have been trying to work through all the issues and opportunities that stand before Cedars.
One of the outstanding issues that we are dealing with is our bylaws. We have been a bit at the mercy of the C&MA. We can not move forward with finalization without the agreement of C&MA. They have been dealing with issues on their end that kept this situation in limbo. It looks like they are back on track and now we can get this needed work done.
We continue to be in collaboration with C&MA and are ready to send our final version to them for their input and hopeful consensus. One concern that was brought to our attention by the C&MA was the stated term of our fiscal year and subsequent annual meeting. They found the timing of both a bit problematic.
The Elders discussed this at length and have agreed with the C&MA. We want to inform you that this fiscal year for Cedars Church will now run to the end of January 2019. The new term for next fiscal year will be February 1st, 2019 through January 31st, 2020.
This will not affect your tithe as it pertains to taxes. You will still receive your tax statements for the year of 2018 this January. We wanted to make you were aware of this change as soon as we could.
The annual meeting that used to happen in November has been moved to the 3rd weekend of January, 2019.
We hope that you enjoy the upcoming holidays. We will meet as a church in the New Year.
This year’s Annual Meeting will be moved from November 2018 to January 2019.
This current year’s fiscal budget will run to January 2019.
Next year's budget will start February 1st, 2019.
The Cedars Elders