All churches and individuals should have received their third quarter giving report by now. We are grateful for the generosity of the churches and individuals who support the ministry of the Southeast Conference. Please let the office know if there are any discrepancies in your giving report.
Also included in the mailing is a covenant card which we ask every church to complete and return to us. It merely asks for the contribution amount you expect to give in 2017. This helps the Conference Stewardship and Finance Committee have a better idea of the giving anticipated as they prepare their 2017 budget numbers. And that number can be changed at any time by notifying the office. It is just a helpful tool for the Conference to plan for the best use of your resources to support local churches and ministries.
As of September 30, 2016 (the last month for which we have figures), we had collected 57% of the budgeted OCWM (Our Churches Wider Mission) amount of $229,000. We are very appreciative of churches who have responded to our request to make quarterly or even monthly payments. This has eased the financial strain on the Conference due to lack of cash flow and allowed better planning and management of the funds entrusted to our ministry.