Apportionment receipts improved slightly (less than 0.1%) compared to historical averages for the month of October, and they improved significantly (more than 0.7%) compared to last year. For the first ten months of 2020, our churches contributed 59.4% of their apportionments. This was 2.0% (and $210,000) below last year and 6.4% below our average apportionment contributions through October for the last 10 years. At this rate, we project year-end apportionment receipts of about 77%.
Apportionment receipts through October 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 two months of 2020. Help us avoid the large drop-off we experienced at year-end last year.
Thanks again for your commitment. It truly provides the financial stability for our connectional programs to work.
Find this month’s detailed report and recent months’ reports at https://dscumc.org/apportionments.