Giving slows in February
After strong levels of congregational giving in December and January, Ohio Conference experienced a drop in receipts during February.
According to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth, receipts for February totaled just $14,770, including $14,664 in giving from congregations. Expenses for the month totaled $23,369, resulting in an operating balance of -$8,559 for the month. Even so, that shortfall was not enough to bring the year-to-date operating balance back into negative territory. As of the end of February, the year-to-date operating balance stands at $13,555. The Conference fiscal year ends March 31, 2020.