According to the UM news, the General Council for Financial Accounting reports that apportionments are down $10,000,000 year to date. The astonishing drop in giving to the denomination should be cause for concern and one would think that action would be taken to address the issue. So what is the response?
Rather, the GCFA announced the board voted to:
It is unimaginable that the denomination has taken no steps to reduce cost, has eliminated no programs, no salary cuts, and had done virtually nothing to reduce the bloated cost of the denomination.
If you are a local UMC church, can you guess what will be the action taken at the end of the year? That is right – increased apportionments.
So if you are asking if you should (a) wait until September 2021 and the General Conference who may, or may not, do something to allow local churches to leave, or (b) leave now before the financial collapse of the denomination occurs, and the Conference takes steps on its own to take your property, sell it and take your financial assets to fill its empty reserves – the answer is leave now.
Do not wait.
Do not appoint a committee.
Do not sit idly by.
Take steps now to preserve your property.
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