Gloria Hartman was a beloved member of St. Paul’s church for over 60 years. It’s safe to say she served in almost every role a layperson could. For over twenty years she served as church treasurer - which is probably one of the most time consuming and challenging roles there is! Just ask Kim Boelling, our current treasurer, she’ll tell you.
When Gloria died in July, her personal service to St. Paul’s ended. However, she left a lasting gift through a bequest of just under $200,000. This bequest is a tremendous blessing for St. Paul’s.
A portion of this money was designated for installing solar panels on our flat roof. Another portion was given to install a sound system in the sanctuary. For the timebeing, the bequest will be placed in our Diocesan Investment Trust (DIT). The income from the interest on our DIT funds already supports the parish $40,000 a year. With the additional interest generated from this bequest, we may, by the end of 2020 be able to add another $3 - 5,000 to General Fund income.
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-- Pastor Rebecca Ragland
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.