Mission and Service Fund
Funds donated to or raised for the Mission and Service Fund are remitted directly to Mission & Service of the United Church of Canada and are not included in the revenues or expenses of Robertson-Wesley United Church.
Year to Date
Mission & Service—Congregation
Mission & Service—UCW
The budget for 2017 was adopted by the Annual Congregational Meeting on February 12, 2017. It is a "balanced budget", that is, the revenue figures indicate the actual amount of revenue that is required in order to meet the budgeted expenditures.
The 2016 budget is still available for viewing here.
Pledges for 2017
We are all encouraged to make a pledge, which is simply a statement of the amount we intend to contribute. It is not a binding commitment, but an expression of intention which is nevertheless helpful in our planning and facilitates accurate budgeting.
Mission and Service
We are happy to receive a new pledge at any time of the year. Pledge Form
Anniversary Legacy Fund
The purpose of the fund is twofold:
- The first purpose is to provide the two thirds funding Robertson-Wesley United Church would need to contribute in order to secure Historical Designation funding from the City of Edmonton in 2015.
- Any residual funds would be used to establish an investment fund from which the income earned would be used to provide operating revenues from the church.
The Church Board has the authority to change the purpose and use of the funds at its discretion.
Estimated market value at January 31, 2017: $23,854
Helen Mack Outreach Fund
The Helen Mack Outreach Fund ("HEM Outreach Fund") was established in 2007 with funds bequeathed by Helen Elizabeth Mack to Robertson-Wesley's Outreach program for its purposes including, but not limited to, monthly community dinners.
Since its inception, the HEM Outreach Fund has disbursed funds in support of Choral Morphosis, Magic Pantry, Bissell Sandwich Program, Messy Wednesdays, refugee sponsorship, seed money in support of the Spiritual Arts Collective, Habitat for Humanity, Operation Friendship, and, of course, the Community Dinner, among other programs. In 2013, $20,500 was disbursed in direct support of these programs.
The gift that Helen Mack left Robertson-Wesley has been a critical part of the Church's outreach program, which is administered by the Outreach Committee.
For more information about the HEM Outreach Fund, please see the Helen Mack Fund page of the Robertson-Wesley web site.
Estimated market value at January 31, 2017: $123,779
The Schulmerich Carillon which rings from our steeple was donated by the Wolfe family and dedicated in 1961. It is now worn out and in need of replacement. The Board has decided on a replacement which will be a digital tone generator and utilize the present speakers. We have now raised the full cost of replacing the carillon through special donations and installation is complete.
Full cost: $12,000
Amount spent: $8,387
Amount remaining in the fund: $3,359
Organ Restoration Fund
Established in 2014, this provides for the eventual restoration of the organ. Schedule for the restoration and the required amount have yet to be determined.
Amount raised to date: $1,506
Robertson-Wesley United Church is also the steward of a number of smaller funds ranging in value from $5,000 to $26,000 each, including the Crawford Trust, Geggie Endowment, Falkenberg, Music Endowment, and Kawalilak Funds. Each of these funds has a designated purpose as determined by the benefactor and is held in medium to long-term investments professionally managed by the Investors Group and RBC Dominion Securities. As such, values are subject to market fluctuations.