During May giving to the Ohio Conference was lower than ex­penses for the second month in a row, according to figures sup­plied by Ohio Conference Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth.

Receipts during May totaled $19,256, including $18,914 in giving from congrega­tions. Expenses for May were $24,260, resulting in an operating balance of -$5,004 for the month.

After the first two months of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the year-to-date operating balance stands at -$19,456. While the Confer­ence is currently running a deficit, it is worth noting that the amount spent during the first two months of the fiscal year is al­most $10,000 below the budgeted amount in the 2019-20 Confer­ence spending plan.