Deficit increases during September

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Ohio Conference’s financial deficit increased during September. Receipts for the month were only $18,509, lower than in any other month in the current fiscal year. Expenses for September totaled $28,682, resulting in a $10,173 deficit for the month. As of the end of September, the Conference’s operating balance for 2021-22 was -$20,230.

Deficit grows during August

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Giving to Ohio Conference remained lower during the month of August, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for the month were $21,321, similar to the amount received in July, which was $21,768. Expenses for August totaled $28,254, resulting in a $6,933 deficit for the month. At the end of August, the year-to-date operating balance was -$10,057.…

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Giving to Conference drops in July

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Giving to Ohio Conference dropped during July, according to figures supplied by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for the month of July totaled just $21,768, compared to the $25,467 given during June. Expenses for July totaled $28,896, resulting in a deficit of $7,128 for the month. As of the end of July, the Conference’s operating balance stood at -$3,124 for…

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Conference remains in the black during June

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Giving to Ohio Conference increased during June compared to the previous month, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for June totaled $25,467, up from the $20,720 received in May. Expenses for June totaled $26,878, which led to a deficit of $1,411 for the month. Even so, the Conference ended the first quarter of the 2021-22 fiscal…

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Everence to hold development conference

Registration is open for the Everence Development Conference, which helps charitable organization leaders stimulate and nurture generosity to strengthen their missions. The event, Invest in What Lasts, is scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You can register now at everence.com/devcon21. The event is offered every two years.

Giving to Conference drops in May

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Giving to the Ohio Conference was significantly lower in May than in April, according to figures provided by Conference Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth.

Receipts for May totaled just $20,720, compared to $35,960 in April. Giving from congregations totaled $20,481, down somewhat from the $23,264 received in April. However, giving from individuals dropped to $200 for the month, compared with the $12,657 received in April.

Expenses for May totaled $27,719, resulting in a deficit of $6,999 for the month. Even so, as of the end of May, the Conference had an operating surplus of $5,415 for the year to date. The Conference fiscal year ends March 31, 2022.

April receipts exceed expenses

Ohio Conference has begun the 2021-22 fiscal year on a positive note, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for April totaled $35,960, includ­ing $12,657 in donations from individuals. Expenses for the month totaled $23,546, resulting in a surplus of $12,414 for the month. The Ohio Conference fiscal year runs from April 1, 2021, through March 31,…

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Giving is more than an expression of gratitude

By Beryl Jantzi Director of Stewardship Education, Everence   No one should appear before the Lord empty-handed. —Deuteronomy 16:16 He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty-handed. — Luke 1:53 One of the biblical images used to teach generosity is that of hands. Empty hands. And the message is don’t come before God empty-handed. Giving is…

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Conference ends fiscal year in the black

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The Ohio Conference has ended the 2020-21 fiscal year in the black, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. On March 31, 2021, the Conference finished the 2020-21 fiscal year with an operating surplus of $4,944. In comparison, the Conference finished the 2019-20 fiscal year with a deficit of $7,484. Over the past decade, the Conference has ended…

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Leonard Dow assumes new role at Everence

Everence has named Leonard Dow as its vice president of community and church development, effective March 31, 2021. Dow first joined Everence in 2017 as a stewardship and development specialist, helping to create the organization’s urban market business plan. To learn more, see http://bit.ly/EverenceLeonardDow.

Giving is lower during February

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Giving to Ohio Conference decreased during February, but the Conference managed to stay out of deficit territory, according to figures provided by Stan Helmuth, Conference financial coordinator. Receipts for February totaled $15,068, a significant decrease from the amount received during January, $48,939. Expenses for the month totaled $30,037, resulting in a deficit of $14,969 for February. Even so, the Conference…

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Strong January giving erases deficit

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After running a deficit for most of the current fiscal year, Ohio Conference ended January with a positive operating balance, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for the month totaled $48,939, including $40,278 in giving from congregations. Expenses for January totaled just $28,442, resulting in a surplus of $20,497 for the month. That surplus was large…

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Giving to Conference increases during December

Giving to Ohio Conference increased greatly during December, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for December totaled $65,389. Of that amount $29,710 came from congregational giving. During December giving from individuals was very strong. In response to a year-end appeal letter from Conference Moderator Lynn Miller, individuals gave a total of $31,535. That amount far surpassed…

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Giving to Conference drops during November

Giving to Ohio Con­ference dropped in November, accord­ing to figures provid­ed by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for Novem­ber totaled just $17,320, including $11,956 in giving from congregations. In contrast, receipts for October totaled $32,631, including $30,700 in giving from con­gregations. Expenses for November totaled $31,680. As a result, the Confer­ence had a deficit of $14,360 for the month. As…

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Deficit increases slightly during October

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Ohio Conference’s deficit increased slightly during October, according to figures provided by Financial Coor­dinator Stan Helmuth. Expenses for Octo­ber totaled $33,829, while receipts during the same time period were slightly lower, $32,631. As a result, the Conference had a deficit of $1,198 for the month. As of Oct. 31, the Conference showed a deficit of $22,502 for the 2020-21 fiscal…

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Deficit increases during September

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Giving to the Ohio Conference dropped during September, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for September were $17,699, down from the $24,910 received in August. Expenses for September totaled $26,288, resulting in a deficit of $8,589 for the month. As of Sept. 30, the Conference’s operating balance for the 2020-21 fiscal year was -$21,304. The Conference’s…

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Receipts increase, although deficit continues

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Although the Conference is still running a deficit, giving to Ohio Conference increased during August, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Total receipts for August were $24,910, an increase from the amount received in July, which was only $11,300. Expenses for August totaled $27,012, resulting in a deficit of $2,102 for the month. As of Aug. 31,…

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Giving to Conference drops during July

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Giving to Ohio Conference dropped sharply during July, according to figures provided by Conference Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for July totaled just $11,300, compared to $44,772 in June. Expenses for July totaled $28,099, resulting in an operating balance of -$16,799 for the month. As of July 31, the Conference’s year-to-date operating balance was -$10,613. The Conference fiscal year ends…

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Giving to Conference increases during June

Ohio Conference’s financial picture improved during June, with much stronger giving from congregations than in May, ac­cording to figures provided by Finan­cial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Congregational giving in June totaled $43,884, compared with just $11,964 during May. During June total income from all sources was $44,772, and expenses for the month totaled $28,855, resulting a surplus of $15,917 for the…

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Conference receipts drop sharply in May

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Ohio Conference experienced a sharp drop in receipts during May compared to April. Congregational giving totaled just $11,964 in May, compared with $28,038 in April. Total receipts for the month were $12,444, and expenses totaled $26,252. As of the end of May, the Conference’s year-to-date operating balance was -$9,730.

MDS, Everence and MCC launch COVID-19 Congregational Relief Fund

GOSHEN, Indiana — Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), Everence® and Mennonite Central Committee U.S. (MCC U.S.) have joined together to launch a COVID-19 Congregational Relief Fund to aid churches facing financial crisis due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The new fund was seeded with a combined $550,000 commitment from MDS, Everence and MCC U.S. The fund will be administered by Everence…

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Giving to Conference slows during March

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For the second month in a row, giving to Ohio Conference was down. Receipts for the month were just $13,952, including $13,517 in giving from congregations. Expenses for the month totaled $34,991, resulting in a significant shortfall for the month. The operating balance for March was -$21,039. The Ohio Conference ended its fiscal year on March 31 with an operating…

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Everence offers support during COVID-19 outbreak

Everence has expanded its services to members during the outbreak of COVID-19.  Some of these expanded services include waiving ATM fees, allowing borrowers to skip a pay on certain loans, and a sharing fund increase for churches with an advocate. For more details, see the Everence website: https://www.everence.com/resources/supporting-you-during-the-covid-19-outbreak.

Giving slows in February

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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…

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Strong January giving erases deficit

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Giving to the Ohio Confer­ence was strong for the second month in a row during January, resulting in a positive operat­ing balance for the first time during this fis­cal year. According to figures supplied by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth, receipts for the month totaled $59,642, including $47,199 from congregations and $11,312 from individuals. That monthly total was slightly lower than…

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Giving increases during December

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Giving to Ohio Conference increased greatly during December, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. In fact, the amount received in December was almost double the amount received in any other month of the current fiscal year. (See the accompanying chart for details.) Receipts for December totaled $60,581. Of that amount, $36,966 came from congregational giving. During December…

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Deficit increases during November

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During November giving to the Ohio Conference was lower than expenses for the third month in a row, according to figures sup­plied by Ohio Conference Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts during November totaled $22,774, including $18,909 in giving from congregations. Expenses for the month were $37,046, resulting in an operating balance of -$14,272 for the month. After the first eight…

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