Apportionment receipts improved slightly compared to historical averages for the month of August, although we remained down on a year-to-date basis. In total for the first eight months of 2020, our churches contributed 46.7% of their apportionments. This was 2.8% (and $243,000) below last year and 6.0% below our average apportionment contributions through August for the last 10 years. Based on these results, we currently project that we will receive about 75% of our 2020 apportionments by the end of the year. Apportionment receipts through the end of August are shown graphically as follows:
Apportionments are a way to look beyond just ourselves. They support great connectional ministries like urban ministries, campus ministries, camps, new church starts, missionaries, and many, many more. Please continue to do all that you can to help our churches and our ministries continue to change lives by contributing apportionments as fully as possible in the last four months of 2020. Thanks again for your commitment; it truly provides the financial stability for our connectional programs to work.
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