These are “interesting” times

These are “interesting” times for many non-profits. Giving is down in many wonderful organizations that provide a multitude of services throughout the Puget Sound area. At the same time, food banks and homeless shelters are stretched to the max to continue to provide resources for people who need them. CSL is facing a similar challenge. Many people in our congregation are without work or are worried they will lose the jobs they have. These “interesting times” have translated into a drop of $400,000 in pledges for 2012. This will make balancing our budget even more interesting.

Prayers for wisdom, discernment, and large amounts of financial support are greatly appreciated.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama