Giving to the Ohio Conference in December was stronger than in any other month of the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to figures provided by Conference Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth.

Total receipts for the month of December were $42,212, including $8,950 in year-end giving from individuals in response to an appeal from Conference leadership. Our thanks go out to all those individuals who contributed.

Congregational giving in December totaled $33,250, the largest monthly amount for the fiscal year so far.

Total expenses for the month were $29,341, leaving an operating surplus of $12,871 for the month. However, the Conference is still experiencing a deficit for this fiscal year. As of Dec. 31, the Conference’s operating balance was -$14,164. The Conference fiscal year ends March 31, 2017.