Ohio Conference experienced stronger-than-normal giving during January, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Total receipts for the month were $58,189, including $48,544 in giving from congregations. (Congregational giving also was strong in December, totaling $43,591.)

January’s receipts from congregations were the highest monthly total since December 2015, when congregations gave $60,121.

Expenses for January totaled $28,146, resulting in a surplus of $30,043 for the month. As of the end of January, the Conference’s year-to-date operating balance was $47,843.