Latest Finance News

February Finance News

Ministry Financials - New Apportionment Software is Now Ready! Thank you for your patience as we worked on ...

Financial Results

For March, apportionment receipts totaled $1,175,375 or 14.2% of the gross amount apportioned to local ...

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The Cabinet

In the first few months of each year, the Cabinet offers Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee ...

2018 Financial Results

As previously reported, mid-year 2018 the Council on Finance & Administration (CF&A) reviewed projections for...

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Board of Church & Society

“Outside My Window – A deeper look at the realities of our world” was a youth event that set out to broaden ...

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Upcoming Trainings

January 19th - Leadership Conference - 9 a.m. at Onalaska UMC. Click here for the flyer. January 28th - ...

Volunteers Needed

If you are in the Sun Prairie area and would to help out our Finance & Administration Office by filing, data ...

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Year End Tasks

There are some year end tasks you should be aware of, including form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, contribution...

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2019 Benefits Billing

Church Treasurers will receive a 2019 Benefits billing update from our office by January 15th. Please refer ...

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Greetings!

Thank you to all of our churches who are giving generously to our shared mission and ministry! The deadline ...

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Did You Know?

Apportionment Formula – Each Annual Conference has the ability to determine its own apportionment formula, ...

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Stock & IRA Gifts

The Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation is a tremendous resource to our Annual Conference providing ...

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Upcoming Trainings

January 19th - Leadership Conference - 9 a.m. at Onalaska UMC. Click here for the flyer. January 28th - ...

Financial Results

In July, CFA determined that our projected apportionment receipts for 2018 would be inadequate to meet our ...

Greetings!

On a quarterly basis, I have been sending a Summary Budget Report to the members of our Annual Conference. ...

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2019 Apportionment Notice

The 2019 Apportionment Notice will be mailed at the end of the month to the Pastor and Treasurer of each ...

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A Truth Runs Through It

There is a beautiful thread running through The Book of Discipline (BoD) and the history and practice of the ...

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Greetings!

This summer has been a time of transition for our Finance Office. In July we started using the Ezra website ...

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Upcoming Trainings

October 27th - Church Finance Training - 10 a.m. - Rhinelander, WI - Training led by our Conference Treasurer...

Updated Fund List

Our churches give each month to Special Sunday Offerings, Global Advance Projects and Wisconsin Projects. An ...

Financial Results

Through June, Apportionment Receipts were $2,920,776, or 35.3% of Gross Apportionments billed to local ...

Greetings!

On a quarterly basis, I plan to send a Summary Budget Report to the members of our Annual Conference. This is...

Ministry Highlights

This year at the Annual Conference Ordination service, thirteen individuals were licensed as local pastors, ...

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Funding for Ministry

Our Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) has four tactics to achieve our goal of supporting local ...

Greetings!

Can you believe the year is halfway through? It’s a good time for us to pause, reflect on how the year is ...

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UMC Market

Have you heard of UMC Market? It is a way for people to shop online, enjoy savings, and also support their ...

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Upcoming Training

Click here to view all of the opportunities for finance-related trainings! Share a Budget That Tells a ...

Finance News (May 2018)

Greetings! Since our last FINANCE NEWS, we have had some changes in our Finance Office. In March, we ...

Final Budget Report 2017

Greetings! On a quarterly basis, I plan to send a Summary Budget Report to the members of our Annual ...

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Church Finance Training

So far we have had finance trainings on the North East and South East District. Please see dates below for ...

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Clergy Role in Finance

The pastor plays an important role in the church finances. Not only is s/he a member of the Finance ...

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Five Flags of Embezzlement

By Jack Stubbs, Chair of Council on Finance and Administration How common is embezzlement in our churches? ...

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Housing Allowance Case

In October a U.S. District Judge found that Section 107 of the US code violates the U.S. constitution. ...

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Tax Law Changes

Some of the recent tax law changes will affect us as a United Methodist Church. First, the moving expenses ...

2018 Church Finance Trainings

Jan 13 - Statistics & Church Finance Training - Faith UMC, 1025 Tullar Rd, Neenah, WI 54956 (9 a.m. – Noon) ...

New 2018 Mileage Rates

54.5 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 1 cent from the rate for 2017 18 cents per mile ...

Empowering Generosity

Do you offer ways for your church members to give electronically? Have you considered the eGiving option but ...

New 2017 Mileage Rates

53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016 17 cents per mile driven for ...

Statistical Reports Update

The 2016 Year-End Statistical Reports are due January 31, 2017. Your church can log into Ezra, the online ...

New IRS Reporting Requirement

Effective January 1, 2014, the IRS now requires each organization (including churches and charges) that has a...