In this season of Thanksgiving, I find myself reflecting on how many ways God has blessed me and my family as well as our church. I hope you find yourselves doing the same.  It reinforces the scripture found in Matthew 6:25-33 where we are told to not worry about our life, what we will eat,…

Well we have certainly seen our share of disasters this year.  Wildfires, strong storms, hurricanes, and senseless killing.   As Methodists, we are always there when disaster strikes.  The best way to help is through “The United Methodist Committee on Relief” or better known as UMCOR.   UMCOR is the not for profit humanitarian agency of…

Another successful budget/finance session has been accomplished.   Our 2018 budget was finalized by Finance Committee and approved at Church Council. Here are the highlights: Budget increased by only $1,006.   2017 budget was $153,848.00 and budget for 2018 will be $154,854.00. Our Church Apportionments went down by $495.00 from $16,546.00 to $16,051.00.   We want to continue…

I am keeping it short and sweet this month.   It is budget time and Charge Conference time and everyone is running around with their hair on fire.  Please don’t try to extinguish, it’s what keeps us going……. J   The District Superintendent and Conference are requiring more detailed financial information this year and I am…

A dollar just doesn’t go very far these days, or does it? As we look around, we see how stretching our money seems hard sometimes. Daily expenditures, maintaining our places we live, taking care of our families, and covering needed expenses to maintain quality of life, can be a real challenge. I want to share…

What a great time I had attending the South Carolina Annual Conference. Four days of great fellowship and hearing God’s word is so energizing.   What is most exciting is hearing from all of the wonderful missions that we support through our apportionments. While we are able to see some things being done right here on…

Taco Tuesday will be soon upon us and it is a wonderful mission outreach of our church.   Those hungry kids show up to devour tacos, lettuce, cheese, chips, and lots and lots of snacks.   We support the Salkehatchie Summer Service program not just with taco’s and snacks but through our apportionments. Here are some cool…

I want to take time this month to give you updates on our current financial standings as of the first quarter 2017. I will pick back up next month on the special giving’s we participate in through our apportionments. Our ending balance in our regular Operating Account as of 2-28-17 was $47,533.34. This is our…

I wanted to share with you this month some facts regarding the “Ministerial Education Fund” that is part of our annual apportionment giving. This fund prepares men and women for effective ministry.   Since 1968 the fund has helped thousands of men and women become Pastoral leaders in the United Methodist Church. This fund is nurtured…

My second installment on our UMC giving’s through apportionments is our support of the World Service Fund.   Remember in my last article I explained how our giving is divided into many pieces and travels to many different places?   Well the World Service fund is the first benevolent responsibility of the church. Across the country or…

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