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March 2021 Apportionments Report

By Randy Bowman, Conference Treasurer The Desert Southwest Conference remains in strong financial shape. That strength allowed us to credit all of our churches with one month apportionment dividend payment in January. As a result, our total apportionment receipts...

2020 Apportionments End Year Solidly Despite COVID Pandemic

I offer the following words from Scott Whitmire, President of the Desert Southwest Conference Council on Finance & Administration (CF&A): When the COVID pandemic arrived in earnest last March, none of us had any idea of how it would affect the finances of our...

November Apportionments Hold Steady

November apportionment receipts declined 0.3% compared to historical averages and stayed level compared to last year.  For the first eleven months of 2020, our churches contributed 66.0% of their apportionments.  This was 1.9% (and $217,000) below last year and 6.7%...

October Apportionments Improve

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...

September 2020 Apportionments Decline Slightly

Apportionment receipts declined slightly compared to historical averages for the month of September, although we improved a bit compared to last year. As I reflect on 2020, I definitely think that COVID-19 has had a negative impact on our apportionment receipts. But...

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