Finance - The Finance Committee provides proper stewardship of the church’s financial resources to implement the Church Council’s vision and priorities. They monitor and manage the financial health of the church, including the annual preparation of an operating budget to be approved by the Annual Church Conference. When required for general operating needs or specific projects, such as Property Acquisition, they will seek competing bids for loans and other financial services from financial institutions serving the community and approve such services. This group communicates the church’s financial condition to the congregation. They create and use appropriate forms of financial reports and monitor compliance with financial internal controls to safeguard church funds, ensure the integrity of the financial reports and confirm compliance with the IRS, Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church (“Iowa Annual Conference”) and other requirements. Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month.