Giving to Ohio Conference dropped considerably in October, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for October totaled just $13,169, the lowest monthly amount since April, and substantially lower than the $24,753 received in September.

Expenses for October totaled $27,012, resulting in a -$13,843 operating balance for the month. That shortfall, combined with the previous deficit, led to a year-to-date operating balance of -$35,368 as of the end of October.