Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Our 2 Cents

This is another in a series of posts from Columbus, Ohio and the 75th General Convention of The Episcopal Church:

convention logoToday, we will take up and pass a budget for The Episcopal Church for the coming Triennium (1/1/07-12/31/09). It really is a case of "a million here and a million there and pretty soon you are talking real money." The three-year total budget is $152,002,295, or a little over $30 million per year.

Buck and Sierra at workKing of Peace gives to the Diocese of Georgia and then the Diocese gives a portion (21% of its income after the first $100,000) to the national church. At current levels right at 2 cents on the dollar at King of Peace goes toward the national church. Like any big organization, a good bit of the money goes to salaries, but an impressive amount is also directed toward mission. While not everything in the budget would reflect my own desires for spending, I know that we more than get our two cents worth out of the denomination. You can peruse the budget for yourself here: Budget for The Episcopal Church 2007-2009.

Two quotes on money from this week (not necessarily original to the one who said it):
"We live in a world where we know the price of everything and the value of nothing." -the Rev. George Werner

"We pray for the Second Coming, but maintain a $7 billion pension fund in case our prayers are not answered." -the Rev. Frank Wade
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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