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ANNUAL REPORT 2019-2020


TABLE OF CONTENTS 2

LETTER FROM THE BOARD

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JOURNEY KIDS

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JOURNEY TEENS

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PEARCE 4 KIDS

7 MISSIONS 9 WORSHIP 10 FINANCIALS 11

COMMUNITY CARE

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JOURNEY GROUPS

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STAFF LIST


LETTER FROM THE BOARD Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10: 23-35 Reflecting on the life of Pearce Church in 2019, these words in the book of Hebrews speak in new and meaningful ways. Our hope is rooted in our belief in God—the Father; His Son and our Savior, Jesus; and the Holy Spirit. In a year with significant challenges our hope did not waver, and we have witnessed God’s faithfulness. The church continued to operate, and we were blessed through wonderful worship services and the preaching of many guest preachers. Then in December, Pastor Glenn Teal responded to the Lord’s call on his heart to come to Pearce as our interim lead pastor. Our ministries continued to teach the good news and to reach out in compassion for physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Some examples of those ministries are: Children & Youth, Food Cupboard, Operation Christmas Child, Pearce for Kids (P4K), Backpacks, Thanksgiving Baskets, Advent Conspiracy, Celebrate Recovery, Journey Groups, Nzige partnership, and the list goes on. Most importantly, these ministries, by God’s grace and power, produce fruit for the kingdom. There are many people to acknowledge and thank—people who have stepped out in faith and people who have stepped into the gap to keep Pearce healthy and moving forward focused on our mission “to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ.” At the risk of missing some names, a big thank you to the lead staff—Pastor Harold, Honna Curtis, Lydia Monroe, Julie Smith, Jessie Keim, Kim Brittin, Kim Mantegna—for taking on extra responsibility and being the “glue” to keep things together. Thank you to Jim & Susan Heeks and to Bob Antes. And, thank you to the Worship, P4K, Children & Youth, Facilities, Office Staff, Food Service, Pastoral Care, and Guest Services teams! Thank you to the congregation for your prayers, for words of encouragement, and for your generosity. In closing, we have much to raise in praise and thanksgiving to our Lord. Let us do so with full joy and with full assurance that God is always with us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 In His love, Terry Taber, chair, on behalf of the board: Donna Barefoot, Mark Bates, Jamie Chalmers, Mike Faro, Matt Kerwin, Tyler Logan, Linda Mantegna, Susanne Mohnkern, Mike Vannest


JOURNEY KIDS Preschool classes moved to the day care wing, where they have access to water and bathrooms in classrooms. We began using the Gospel Project curriculum in September, a Christcentered, chronological journey through scripture that leads kids into discovering how the Gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. In November, school-age kids met on a Saturday to learn about our Thanksgiving Basket Ministry, pack boxes, and enjoy a “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving lunch.” In December, school-age kids participated in a mini-musical and led our congregation in focusing on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus.

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VOLUNTEERS WHO SERVE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING

135

CHILDREN WHO ATTENDED VBS

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131

VOLUNTEERS WHO SERVED DURING VBS


JOURNEY TEENS The three elements of this year’s Youth Ministry programming complement each other and align with the mission of our church: Christian education options for teenagers on Sunday mornings emphasize faith formation by focusing on Bible learning, Christian doctrine and traditions, and discipleship. Bible Quizzing on Tuesday evenings emphasizes putting Bible knowledge into action by reading the Bible, understanding what is says, and applying that understanding in everyday activities. Youth group on Wednesday evenings emphasizes sharing the Gospel through relationships by focusing on worship, Christian virtue and character, and being a community of disciples.

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19

NUMBER OF YOUTH VOLUNTEERS

21

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE FOR SUNDAY EQUIP HOUR

5

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE FOR BIBLE QUIZZING

13

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE FOR YOUTH GROUP


PEARCE 4 KIDS

THE HARTMAN FAMILY

Our children have been attending P4K since they were babies and we’ve found a welcoming community there. Our children love their teachers and classes, and look forward to going to “school” every day. We also love their teachers, but more importantly, we know they care for our kids as if they were their own and want the best for them. We have found true partners for our children’s care and early education, and we’re delighted they come home knowing songs, letters, numbers, and more! We’ve also found friends there, both for Caleb and Joanna, and for us as parents. We are so grateful for the ministry of P4K and the opportunity to send our children to a place where we know Christ’s love is both modeled and taught.

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PEARCE 4 KIDS

$1,189.85 300 FUNDS RAISED BY P4K FOR NZIGE

FAMILIES SERVED IN 2019

To the delight of the children (and some parents who came to watch), the male staff competed against the female staff in floor hockey this summer during our Summer Camp Hockey Week. The guys won but the girls were fierce in defending their net, as is evidenced by the scar that Lydia still has on her knee! Many P4K families attended our Fall Into Fun and Christmas Story Hour Family Fun Nights.

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MISSIONS

$152,162 TOTAL GIVEN TO MISSIONS

B A C K PA C K M I N I S T R Y 61

Bags sent to children in the Churchville Chili Central School District each week

9

Volunteers serving

RAIHN Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitably Network Pearce is one of 30 support congregations who provide volunteers and meal support to 13 hosting congregations. Pearce currently has 9 members active in this ministry.

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MISSIONS

As of November 2019, Pearce is halfway through the fifth year of partnership with Nzige Free Methodist School in Rwanda. In May 2015, the needs expressed by the staff in Rwanda were teacher and pastoral training, health/medical needs, and child sponsorship. To that end, eight teams from Pearce have gone to work with Nzige School teachers and the Free Methodist Pastors in Rwanda. We sent a pastoral training team of Pastor Wally and Dr. Doug Cullum to Nzige in November 2019. In July 2020, we’re sending our first team of four families to Nzige. You may wonder what the team will do or what will be accomplished. The team is going to live life alongside Nzige families and build relationships. Whether that is planting a field, building a wall, or fixing a house, they will to do it together. The team is not going with something to offer on this trip but instead to love on and learn from our Nzige family. We believe this trip will help strengthen our partnership with Nzige, and we look forward to what God will do next! 8


WORSHIP

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243

156

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NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS

SONGS SUNG IN 2019

HOURS OF REHEARSING

MUSICIANS ON CHRISTMAS EVE 2019 was a year of change for the Worship Arts ministries. Even during these adjustments, we continue to praise God for His faithfulness in our weekly worship services. The scriptures, singing, and sermons have been rich, and the fellowship of our Pearce family is strong. We look forward to all that is to come in 2020! 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: 3

Hymn Sings

50 2 11

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Total Hymns sung at Hymn Sings Worship Nights

College Musicians who participated in Worship Nights


$2,852,076 INCOME

FINANCIALS

$1,158,432 Operations Giving $190,947 Building + 5th Sunday Giving $50,827 Pearce Missions Fund Giving $105,414 Donor-Designated Missions Giving $1,153,204 P4K Income $125,962 Food Service Income $18,187 Café Income $21,095 Orchard St. Property Income $18,790 Pass-Thru Income $9,218 Rental/Other Income

$2,885,369 EXPENSES

$1,219,490 Operations Expenses $203,675 Loan Payments $171,426 Missions/Donor Designated/Pass-Thru $1,129,518 P4K Expenses $118,933 Food Service Expenses $21,240 Café Expenses $21,087 Orchard St. Property Expenses

$594,337 END OF YEAR BALANCES

$116,463 Emergency Reserves $75,407 Donor Designated Ministry Funds $220,000 Operations, P4K, Property, Food Service & Café Minimum Operational Balances

$182,466 Discretionary Cash on Hand


COMMUNITY CARE PA S T O R A L C A R E T E A M Our pastoral care team of seven volunteer pastors respond to the ongoing care needs of the Pearce congregation. This team regularly visits the 42 people of Pearce Church who are homebound or in a nursing home. GRIEF CARE Dorcas McCown and Ruth Logan provide leadership for Grief Care. This fall, they began using a new GriefShare resource. There is an average of 10 people who meet here for grief support on the first and third Tuesday of every month. DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS Dementia Caregivers is a support group for those caring for loved ones with dementia that currently serves seven caregivers on average.

STEPHEN MINISTRY Stephen Ministry is one-to-one, high quality, confidential, Christ-centered lay care to people who are hurting. With 12 Stephen Ministers and over 50 hours of specific training for each minister, we service participants over 80 hours each month. Stephen Ministry began at Pearce Church in 1997. C E L E B R AT E R E C O V E R Y Celebrate Recovery Community Group meets on Wednesday nights with an average attendance of 10. In 2019, one women’s step-study group finished and a new one began. Our first men’s group is wrapping up and we hope to start a new one if we find willing leaders. In total, we’ve had around 75 people come through the doors of Celebrate Recovery at Pearce in the past year. Some come because they have a family member that can utilize a recovery program, or they realize they themselves have a hurt, habit, or hang-up they want to make right. There are many reasons people come to Celebrate Recovery, but it is always a safe place! 11


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JOURNEY GROUPS

FIRST TIME ATTENDERS

21

GUEST SERVICE VOLUNTEERS EACH WEEK

GUEST SERVICES Did you know that only 16% of first time guests return for a second visit to a church? This percentage increases to over 80% after a second and third visit. Consider this the next time you greet a new person or family at Pearce.

PEARCE IS FILLED WITH FAITHFUL LEADERS AND VOLUNTEERS IN SO MANY AREAS OF MINISTRY. HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR AREA OF SERVICE? A D U LT M I N I S T R I E S A N D J O U R N E Y G R O U P S Through various ministries and groups, Pearce has been able to serve many people with different backgrounds. Some of those groups include Morning Moms, Full Life Sports, and Golden Heirs. 96

Average adult attendance for Sunday morning Journey Groups

6

Sunday morning adult Journey Groups that met in 2019

2

Prayer groups

2

Men’s groups

5

Women’s groups

60

Average Golden Heirs (55+) attendance 12


STAFF LIST LEAD STAFF: Glenn Teal

interim lead pastor

Kim Brittin

executive secretary and logistics director

Honna Curtis executive administrator Jessie Keim

worship director

Kim Mantegna communication director Lydia Monroe Pearce 4 Kids executive director lead children’s ministry director Harold Scott community care pastor Julie Smith

worship director

DIRECTORS: Jessica Alcorn bookkeeper Pearce 4 Kids administrative assistant for finance & programs registrar Bob Antes

facilities director

Tom Corbett lead youth ministry director Jim Heeks

food service director

Abby Monroe children’s ministry director Sue Smout

children’s ministry director Nursery School teacher school morning care program director summer camp K/1st grade program director

OFFICE SUPPORT STAFF: Nancy Drew reception desk coordinator Joan Goulart

receptionist / discipleship assistant

Janet Reed

administrative assistant / receptionist

Julian Torres

graphic designer / social media

PEARCE 4 KIDS: Beth Antes administrative assistant for finance & programs/registrar Becca Johnson Pre-K teacher/school age program director Mattie Laley

P4K Assistant Director


STAFF LIST FOOD SERVICE/CAFÉ: Susan Heeks assistant food service director Barbara Sipes

assistant food service Common Grounds Café barista

Karen Teske

assistant food service

Stephanie Longfellow Common Grounds Café barista MAINTENANCE: Michaela Baudanza Hunter O’Brien Dave Corbett Cindy Quaring Ardell Dean Bill Roushey Bob Elwell Jonah Spencer John Harriff Bob Trost Lettie Hursh Ruth Trost

… AND A LONG L IS T OF WO ND E R F UL VOLUNT EERS!

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Trees up at Christmas time

31

Rooms/offices used each week

206

Total volunteers of the church

75

Coffee cups used on a Sunday morning

1,221 Christmas Eve attendance 800

Easter attendance

8

New members

26

Guest Service volunteers opportunities each week

1,062 Thanksgiving Baskets delivered


THANK YOU

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