At the close of each year the General Church of the United Methodist Church requires each pastor to give an accounting of the life of the local church under her or his direction.
According to Conference Statistician Rev. Lori Carden, This Local Church Year-End Statistical report is “vitally important to inform the Annual Conference and the General Conference about the health and condition of each local congregation of the United Methodist Church.”
Once again North Alabama congregations will complete this required report online. The information to be supplied covers the 2010 calendar year (January – December).
The online web form is accessible from the Local Church Dashboard (Local Church login on the front of the North Alabama Conference website – www.northalabamaumc.org.) Once logged into the Dashboard look for the yellow box at the bottom of the webpage and the link that says, “Click here to access your year end statistical report »”
The Local Church Report web form will be available beginning Friday, January 7, 2011, and will go offline Monday, January 31. All congregations should submit their report prior to the close of business on January 31, 2011.