Giving to Ohio Conference dropped sharply in February, accord­ing to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for the month totaled just $7,745, including $5,521 in giving from congregations. In contrast, receipts for January were $60,875, by far the highest monthly total in fiscal year 2023-24.

Expenses for February totaled $25,159, resulting in a deficit of $17,414 for the month.

As of Feb. 29, the Conference’s operating balance for 2023-24 was -$36,334. The Conference fiscal year ends March 31, 2024.