January 23, 2015
Dear Pastor, Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer, Welcome to the 2015 Statistical Table process, the tables in which you will be reporting your 2014 data. The tables will be available for 8 weeks beginning Monday, January 26th until the evening of Monday, March 23rd. The Statistical Tables consist of three tables: Membership Data, Financial Data and Stewardship Data. They are used by both the NYAC and General Church for information, decision making and to set apportionments. The Book of ...
January 23, 2015
Apportionments_10_38_02_AM.pdf Dear Pastors, Finance Chairs and Treasurer, I would like to take this opportunity to say "thanks" for your tremendous commitment in honoring the work of our connectional church. As a former church treasurer, finance chair and stewardship chair I am very aware of what it means for a church to pay their conference apportionments. It is not a trivial accomplishment, especially in what have been challenging ecomomic times. We ended the year collecting 86% of all ...
January 22, 2015
I am pleased to announce that Ann Pearson will be the Connectional Ministries Consultant until a new Director of Connectional Ministries is in place.
January 16, 2015
Avis_1_21_49_PM.org_1_21_49_PM.pdf Status_Match_Flyer2_1_21_49_PM.pdf Dear Pastors, Treasusrers and Finance Chairs, Please see the announcment below of special rates negotiated by GCFA with Avis and Budget Car rental. Sincerely, Ross To continue our commitment to provide excellent programs, we are happy to announce an arrangement with Avis Car Rental that can provide discounted rental rates. The program will benefit United Methodists throughout the connection. This global arrangement ...
January 15, 2015
Dear Church Treasurer and Finance Chair (copy to Pastors), (This communication is also being sent via U.S. mail to ensure receipt) Last year we implemented an on-line collection system for payroll data, which significantly streamlined the process of issuing accurate bills for Workers' Compensation insurance. The new process has eliminated almost all of the corrections we were encountering on the part of both churches and the Conference. It is now time for churches and church-controlled ...
January 12, 2015
Happy New Year! Before you distribute W-2 tax forms for your employees and most specifically for your pastors, please be aware of some of the recent IRS rulings regarding the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act requires the employer (church) to report the value of the group medical insurance plan to the IRS in Box 12 using code DD. The rates to be reported are the not the uniform rate that we charge each church, rather it is the actual premium rate that we are billed by HealthFlex. ...
January 09, 2015
Let's share some strategies and program ideas to attract new people to our youth ministries.
January 09, 2015
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January 06, 2015
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January 05, 2015
Korean Translation Dear Beloved Sisters and Brothers, Greetings in the name and hope of Jesus Christ! Happy New Year! We Christians experience many opportunities for new beginnings. As we enter into 2015, this temporal, secular new year is one of those occasions. We can use this launch of a new year to reflect on the year that has ended and to make resolutions and intentions for the next twelve months. It is a time to prayerfully ask the question, "What is God’s yearning for me, for us in the ...