The general fund supports the ongoing operation and ministries of our church, primarily through member and non-member annual stewardship pledges as well as weekly offerings. Each year, the ministries of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church prepare annual budgets that are prayerfully reviewed and approved by Session to wisely utilize monetary resources from the general fund.
Members and non-members also will be given the opportunity to help specific mission efforts at various times during the year, including:
The capital reserve fund supports the long-term preservation and maintenance of the church building, grounds and essential operating equipment. While a significant part of the annual budget is dedicated to funding the capital reserve, there is an ongoing need to build savings to help assure the long-term sustainability of our church.
Mission work at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church ranges from helping fund local agencies in Williamsburg to supporting numerous worthy causes throughout our country and the world. This fund provides financial support that is supplemental to our annual operating funding for Christian Outreach.
Its principal invested in perpetuity, interest earned from the endowment fund is used annually for benevolent, educational and mission work not otherwise funded by the annual operating plan or for a specific purpose as designated by the donor. Contributions to the endowment fund are generally made through specific bequests and memorial contributions.
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church has covenant partnerships with the Central Church in Guatemala City and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Chajul. This fund provides financial support that is supplemental to our annual operating funding for the Guatemala mission. Currently children’s schooling and pastoral education are targets for funding.
Music is an integral part of worship at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. The music fund provides support for the purchase of music equipment, instruments and the engagement of musicians for special performances.
Installed in 2006, our sanctuary pipe organ remains to be completed to its original design. The organ fund provides for the improvement and the build-out of our sanctuary pipe organ.
For more information about these giving opportunities, please contact the church office at 757-229-4235.