A Special "Thanks" From Bishop Oliveto On Apportionment Giving
February 13, 2017
Submitted by Bishop Karen Oliveto
Bishop of The Mountain Sky Area
This week, we received a letter from the General Council on Finance and Administration:
"Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 reads in part: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.”
This scripture sums up the connectional nature of The United Methodist Church.
I send you this letter of thanks an appreciation from everyone at the General Council on Finance and Administration…We all know that members, local churches, and conference staff of the Rocky Mountain annual conference work diligently to support the United Methodist connection. We all thank you for your 100% giving to general Church apportioned funds.
Your continued dedication to The United Methodist connection is appreciated by those who benefit from your support. Your faithful giving will make a significant impact on our efforts throughout our connection.
Thank you. Without you, we would not be able to support disciple making throughout the world.
Steven C. Lambert
Thank YOU, members of the Rocky Mountain annual conference! Our conference is one of 27 annual conferences in the United States that paid apportionments to the general church in full! As a connectional body, this enables the UMC to maintain strong ministries that touch and change lives throughout the world.
United in our mission to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”, we are providing a powerful witness of God’s generous grace. Our conference ministries and apportionments help create disciples who go “into the world to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed, being and becoming a compassionate, caring presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel.” (from The Book of Discipline)
When we share what we have in order to make visible God’s love, we are building beloved community together. Thank you for your continued commitment to the ministry we share!
Noreen Keleshian, Treasurer
Bishop Karen P. Oliveto