Upper New York pays 100 percent of General Church apportionments
February 1, 2022 / By Bob Flask, UNY Treasurer
Ministry Shares payments from local churches and General Apportionment payments at the Conference level represent the connectional support that the United Methodists strive to always achieve.
Connectionalism is about how we as people connect and support each other and is the essence of the Church.
In 2021, Upper New York (UNY) churches still faced financial struggles and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many churches still found ways to support full payment of their local Ministry Share apportionments. All church Ministry-Share support payments, Conference spending reductions, and receipt of a paycheck protection program grant has allowed UNY Conference to, once again, pay our general apportionments to General Council on Finance and Administration qt 100 percengt.
Although this was not an easy decision for UNY’s Council of Finance and Administration, knowing the uncertainty of how the future may look in our denomination, they reverted to the concept of connectionalism.
We have the belief that it is our duty to pay as much support as we can to help United Methodists around the world. This full payment will represent the sixth straight year that Upper NY has been able to achieve 100 percent payment of our general apportionments. This is an outstanding accomplishment and one that would not be possible without the extreme generosity of all our local churches.