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…

As we begin our new year I want to share with you some information regarding our local church expenses as well as some information regarding our apportionments that go to the district. About 84% of every dollar we give stays with our church to cover salaries, expenses, and other needs. The other 16% goes to…

HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2017 As we start the beginning of a new year I hope it will be a prosperous one! I wanted to introduce and welcome our newest member of the Finance Committee: Linda Lowther.   Linda has already been a part of the decision making with our recent approval of the church financial…

As we approach year end and close out fiscally 2016, I wanted to reflect back on some accomplishments: All our bills/obligations were paid. We paid 100% of our apportionments to the District. Tithing was up slightly from this time last year. We hired a new Organist. Our parsonage was occupied and rented for the entire…

Spirit Led Giving Are we a spirit led giving church? The recent United Methodist Newsletter; Interpreter asked church members “Why do you give?”   here are some of their answers: “I give as a response to a love affair that I have with God. I love my wife and children. I give them all that I…

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