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January 1, 2010

RICK WARREN NEEDS MONEY FAST - SO HE CAN, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CONTINUE FINANCIAL COACHING

UPDATE - The request has brought in $2.4 million, Warren reported

ABC News - The clock is ticking for members of pastor Rick Warren's California megachurch after the evangelical leader posted an "urgent" letter on his Web site Wednesday calling on congregants to donate a total of $900,000 before the New Year to make up for a massive holiday giving deficit.

...Warren said that despite the recession, Saddleback Church managed to stay on budget all year until last weekend when "the bottom dropped out."

"On the last weekend of 2009, our total offerings were less than half of what we normally receive -- leaving us $900,000 in the red for the year, unless you help make up the difference today and tomorrow," the post said.

The church's usual non-holiday Sunday offering is estimated at $600,000 coming from more than 80,000 members at five different church locations, according to a 2009 Reader's Digest profile on Warren.

The letter, signed "Pastor Rick," goes on to detail the church's accomplishments including its food pantry, homeless shelter and financial coaching, despite 10 percent of the congregation being jobless.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should ask for a bailout from the Fed.

January 2, 2010 9:25 AM  

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