Conference Treasurer Scott Selman reports that the connectional giving of North Alabama United Methodist Churches saw an increase of over 3% in 2010 compared to 2009 giving.
He explains that the Conference received 81.47% of the 2010 Conference budget compared with 78.43% in 2009. Conference budget receipts totaled $8,844,168 in 2010 compared with $8,517,802 in 2009. This is an increase of more than $326,000.
Additionally, in 2010 there was an increase in 100% churches. Selman notes that a total of 477 churches were 100% in 2010, compared with 453 churches in 2009. This is an increase of over 5%.
Bishop Will Willimon said, “What a wonderful outpouring of beneficence by our Methodists. Our best performance in the last several years! This is a tribute to the stewardship leadership of our pastors and the faithfulness of our laity.”
Selman notes other celebrations in the shared giving of North Alabama United Methodists during 2010:
Selman adds, “I am grateful to our local churches for their generous financial support. Our clergy and laity deserve high accolades. Thank you!”