Page 5 - WOC Annual Report 2012

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You have unleashed
$200,938
to
provide our retired
clergy health and pension benefits.
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You have unleashed
$373,574
to
strengthen your
various local congregations.
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You have unleashed
$69,431
to support
61 different
mission projects or ministry institutions
.
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You have unleashed
$143,714
to advance the
West
Ohio Conference’s Clergy Leadership Formation
initiative.
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You have unleashed
$24,545
to
build eight new
places
for new people (four in West Ohio and four in
our mission partnerships).
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You have unleashed
$274,482
to
expand the
Endowment Fund
portfolio.
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You have unleashed
$241,560
to help the
Wings of
the Morning
campaign take flight.
It is a blessing to serve as chair of the Council on
Development and to interact with so many faithful,
sacrificial and cheerful givers. I urge you to continue
to respond to God’s invitation to “provide more than
enough for every kind of good work.” Together, let us
continue to unleash God’s abundant grace, blessing
and resources in the manner commanded by Paul:
“Everyone should give whatever they have
decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give
with hesitation or because of pressure.
God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7, Common English Bible
With a grateful heart,
Bishop Bruce R. Ough
Chair, Council on Development
Mission of the Council on Development, adopted March 2012
Equipping local churches to
Grow Generous Stewards to
advance the mission and vision
of the West Ohio Conference of
the United Methodist Church.
Unleashing Generous Giving
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