The Diocesan Convention is October 2 -5.
Pre-convention budget info indicates that the diocesan mainstay, a block grant from the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, is to be reduced from $567,648 (2008) to $539,266 (2009). TEC's gotta get that lawsuit money some place.
Meanwhile, the Diocese will ask its congregations to increase giving from $307,072 this year to $325,717 in '09.
And endowment money placed in the operating budget will go from $308,675 up to $316,648.
Total projected expenses are $1,653,913. Total projected income is $1,380,181 -
a budget deficit of (273,732).