Bringing in just under $10,000, this year’s flea market was deemed a smashing success. Some of the leaders also complained of coming near burnout.
In evaluating the flea market, the Cabinet (our congregation’s leadership) acknowledged that there were some leadership vacuums that need to be filled if we’re going to have a successful flea market next year. They also suggested we shorten how long we are collecting and displaying items before the big weekend to avoid burnout.
While the Finance Committee will assume that we will have a flea market next year as they develop the 2019 budget, they will not assume it will bring in as much money. John Hollowell reminded the other Cabinet members that our budget is really our best guesses about financing our ministry each year and if an income line isn’t reached it only means we guessed wrong.
Pastor Jeff noted after the Cabinet meeting that we guess wrong this year, too. The flea market raised almost $2500 more that we budgeted – and nobody’s complaining about that wrong guess.