We are coming up on our second birthday, and it is exciting watching Meditation Chapel
grow. We started 2019 with 40 groups meeting weekly. By the end of the year, we had 60, a 50% increase. We started 2019 with 807 people registered to meditate in our chapels. By the end of the year, we had 2001, a 248% increase. We started 2019 with 500 members of our Facebook Group. By the end of the year, we had 1002, a 100% increase. Obviously, a lot of people are feeling spiritually nurtured by our work. I hope you are one of them. I know I am.
We remain focused on our core vision statement: Meditation Chapel nurtures unity and world peace through the sharing of divine stillness and sacred listening. We support groups of all faith traditions in offering and sharing the contemplative experience through the sacramental use of technology.
Our largest new expense in 2020 is outreach. We want to let people know we are here. We know how important the loving community of Meditation Chapel has been for us. We want to make sure others have the same opportunity.
Our 2020 budget is just under $4000 (USD). We have about $1500 left from last year’s budget, meaning if we are going to do everything we hope to do, we need to raise about $2500. For a breakdown of how we expect to use this money, see our Financial Page. Our only source of financial support is our annual fundraising campaign. And remember, nobody is paid in Meditation Chapel, so all of the funds raised go to actual expenses. This is our gift of love to each other.
If you are able to, please consider making a donation to help us grow in 2020. If you would like to break up your payments into monthly, quarterly, or some other interval, that is totally fine. If you are willing, let us know that you are doing so by filling out our pledge form
. It will help us plan our expenses. And if GoFundMe doesn’t work for you, let me know and I’ll work with you to find an alternative.
We want this to be as easy as possible. We will welcome you support whether in comes as a one-time donation, a monthly donation, or in some other interval. And if you can't make a donation at this time, know that we love you every bit as much and treasure you as a member of our community of love.
Peace and love to you all!
Chair, Meditation Chapel Steering Committee