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Connectional Giving (Apportionments)

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A Word from the AWF Conference Fiscal Office
(AWFC Fiscal Office) - Thank you for your support of connectional giving in the AWF Conference. Click here to see how your fair share is determined. Click here to see which AWFC churches are on target. "On Target" giving is defined as systematic giving equaling at least 1/12 of the annual connectional giving amount per month.
 
(AWFC-UMC) - If your church would like a record in the conference files, White Christmas Offerings may be mailed to the conference office with a remittance form indicating White Christmas Offering. The address is AWFC Fiscal Office, 4719 Woodmere Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36106. Offerings to the Children's Home may also be mailed directly to the United Methodist Children’s Home (3140 Zelda Court, Montgomery, AL 36106) but the annual conference will have no record of payments sent directly to the Children’s Home.
 
Latest Report
Select a district:  (These reports do not show what month is being reported, but the month will be the same as what is shown here.)
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Demopolis  Dothan  Marianna/Panama City
Mobile  Montgomery - Opelika Montgomery - Prattville Pensacola 
 
2017 Connectional Mission Giving
For the latest report from the Alabama-West Florida Conference, please click on the name of the district in the above section or visit the Alabama-West Florida Conference Connectional Giving page at http://www.awfumc.org/awfconferenceconnectionalgiving.
Comparative Report of Connectional Giving 2007-2016
Click here or on the graphic (right) for the color-coded pdf. 
Black = no change, green = growth, red = decrease.
For more statistical charts continue here to our About Us page.
 
2016 Connectional Mission Giving
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
  • 2016 Connectional Giving (Apportionments) Report - All Districts
  • Pensacola District Summary - Final 2016
  • Pensacola District Churches' Apportionment Statements - Fourth Quarter 2016 (Final)
  • Thank you to the following Churches that paid 100% of their District Administration Fund connectional giving apportionments for 2016:  Aldersgate, Allen Memorial, Annie Jones, Bagdad, Baker, Bellview, Century, Christ, Chumuckla Community, Clear Springs, Community Life, Cottage Hill, Crestview First, Crosspoint, Destin, Ensley, Farm Hill, Ft. Walton Beach First, Gadsden Street, Gonzalez (100.35), Gulf Breeze, Jay, Lathram Chapel, Lillian, Mary Esther, McDavid, Milton First, Mt. Carmel, Myrtle Grove, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Pace First (262.2), Pensacola First, Perdido Bay, Pine Forest, Pineview, Shalimar, St. Luke, St. Mark-Pensacola, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, St. Paul-Pensacola, Trinity, Warrington, Wesley Memorial, and Woodbine (116.04)! 
  • Thank you to the following Churches that paid 100% of their Alabama-West Florida Conference connectional giving apportionments for 2016:  Aldersgate (100.01), Allen Memorial, Annie Jones, Bagdad, Baker, Christ, Clear Springs, Community Life, Cottage Hill, Crestview First, Crosspoint, Destin, Ensley, Farm Hill, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Lathram Chapel (100.01), Lillian, Mc David, Milton First, Myrtle Grove, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Pace First, Pensacola First, Perdido Bay, Pineview, Shalimar, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, and Trinity! (Another Church of note was Warrington at 99.64.)
  • A Word from Bishop Graves October 12, 2016, about 2016 Giving >>
 
2015 Connectional Mission Giving
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference. 
  • AWF Conference Apportionments - Final 2015 Report, All Districts
  • District Churches' Apportionments Statements - Final for 2015
  • Pensacola District Summary - Final 2015 Report
  • Thank you to the following Churches that paid 100% of their District Administration Fund connectional giving apportionment for 2015:  Aldersgate, Allen Memorial, Annie Jones, Bagdad, Baker, Bellview, Byrneville, Century, Christ, Chumuckla Community, Clear Springs (104.74%), Cottage Hill, Crestview First, Crosspoint, Destin, Ensley, Ft. Walton Beach First, Gadsden Street, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Lathram Chapel, Lillian, Mae Edwards, Mary Esther, McDavid, Milton First, Mt. Carmel, Myrtle Grove, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Pensacola First, Perdido Bay, Pine Forest, Pineview, Shalimar, St. Luke, St. Mark, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, St. Paul-Pensacola, Trinity, Warrington, and Wesley Memorial! 
    • The percent other Churches paid were Cokesbury-67%, Farm Hill-65.19%, Ferry Pass-50%, Gonzalez-49.79%, Pace First-70%, Richards Memorial-0%, and Woodbine-6.41%.
  • Thank you to the following Churches that paid 100% of all their Alabama-West Florida Conference connectional giving apportionments for 2015:  Aldersgate, Allen Memorial, Annie Jones, Bagdad, Baker, Christ, Clear Springs, Crestview First, Crosspoint, Destin, Ensley, Jay (100.19%), Lathram Chapel, Lillian (103.09%), Mae Edwards, McDavid, Milton First, Myrtle Grove, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Pensacola First, Perdido Bay, Pineview, Shalimar, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, and Trinity!
    • The percent other Churches paid were Bellview-61.89%, Byrneville-4.69%, Century-83.12%, Chumuckla Community-52.45%, Cokesbury-67.17%, Cottage Hill-24.14%, Farm Hill-65.19%, Ferry Pass-50.21%, Ft. Walton Beach First-80.20%, Gadsden Street-53%, Gonzalez-40.62%, Gulf Breeze-60%, Mary Esther-52.09%, Mt. Carmel-6.21%, Pace First-59.20%, Pine Forest-62.52%, Richards Memorial-0%, St. Luke-40%, St. Mark-Pensacola-80.74%, St. Paul-Pensacola-26.51%, Warrington-92.36%, Wesley Memorial-74.09%, and Woodbine-25.65%.
 
2014 Connectional Mission Giving
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
  • Apportionments for 2014 (Paid through January 8, 2015):  PDF final report from AWFC for 2014 - all districts   
  • District Summary - Final for 2014
  • Local Church Apportionments Statements - Final for 2014
  • Special Offerings - Donations in 2014 to AWF Conference Advance
  • Thank you to the following Churches that paid 100% of their District Administration Fund connectional giving apportionment for 2014:  Aldersgate, Allen Memorial, Annie Jones, Bagdad, Baker, Bellview, Century, Christ, Chumuckla Community, Clear Springs, Cottage Hill, Crestview First, Destin, Ensley, Ferry Pass, Ft. Walton Beach First, Gadsden Street, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Lathram Chapel, Lillian, Mae Edwards, Mary Esther, McDavid, Milton First, Mt. Carmel, Myrtle Grove, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Niceville, Pensacola First, Perdido Bay, Pineview, Shalimar, St. Luke, St. Mark-Pensacola, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, St. Paul-Pensacola, Trinity, Warrington, and Wesley Memorial!
  • Thank you to the following Churches that paid 100% of all their Alabama-West Florida Conference connectional giving apportionments for 2014:  Annie Jones, Bagdad, Baker, Christ, Chumuckla Community, Clear Springs, Cottage Hill, Crestview First, Destin, Jay, Lathram Chapel, Lillian, Mae Edwards, McDavid, Milton First, Myrtle Grove, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Niceville, Perdido Bay, Pineview, Shalimar, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, St. Paul-Pensacola, and Warrington! 
 
2013 Connectional Mission Giving
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
  • AWF Conference Summary - Paid Per District through December 31, 2013: (View All - PDF)
    • 93% - Marianna-Panama City District ($1,018,579.99)
    • 92% - Montgomery-Prattville District ($1,307,886.97)
    • 89% - Montgomery-Opelika District ($1,931,584.88)
    • 87% - Dothan District ($1,346,110.93) & Demopolis District ($481,367.12)
    • 79% - Mobile District ($1,084,657.35)
    • 76% - Pensacola District ($2,034,055.46)
    • 75% - Baypines District ($929,347.57)
  • District Summary - FINAL for 2013 (1/8/2014) in Excel ... PDF
  • Local Church Apportionments Statements 2013 - FINAL (1/8/2014)
  • Thank you to Churches that paid 100% on AWFC apportionments for 2013:  Bagdad, Baker, Bellview, Christ, Clear Springs, Cottage Hill (102%), Crestview FUMC, Destin, Jay, Lathram Chapel, Lillian, Mae Edwards, McDavid, Milton FUMC, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Niceville, Pensacola FUMC, Shalimar, and St. Paul-Gulf Breeze!
  • Thank you to Churches that paid 100% on District apportionments for 2013: Aldersgate, Allen Memorial, Bagdad, Baker, Bellview, Century, Christ, Chumuckla Community Church, Clear Springs, Cottage Hill, Crestview FUMC, Destin, Ensley, Ferry Pass, Fort Walton Beach FUMC, Gonzalez, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Lathram Chapel, Lillian, Mae Edwards, Mary Esther, McDavid, Milton FUMC, Mt. Carmel, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Niceville, Pace FUMC, Pensacola FUMC, Perdido Bay, Pine Forest, Pineview, Shalimar, St. Mark-Pensacola, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, St. Paul-Pensacola, Trinity, Warrington, and Woodbine!
 
2012 Connectional Mission Giving
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
  • Conference Summary - Amount Paid Per District through December 31, 2012:
    • 93% - Dothan District ($1,401,907.53)
    • 92% - Montgomery-Prattville District ($1,342,368.18)
    • 84% - Marianna-Panama City District ($944,194.23)
    • 83% - Demopolis District ($475,246.70) & Montgomery-Opelika District ($1,896,370.10) 
    • 72% - Mobile District ($1,012,576.52)
    • 71% - Baypines District ($809,889.96)
    • 68% - Pensacola District ($1,849,397.46)
  • District Summary - FINAL for the Year 2012 (1/8/2013)
  • District Summary 2007-12, Color-coded to Show Growth, Decrease, or No Change
  • Local Church Detailed Statements for 2012 - Pensacola District (posted 1/8/13)
  • Thank you to Churches that paid 100% on total AWF Conference apportionments for 2012: Annie Jones, Bagdad, Baker, Bellview, Christ, Clear Springs, Crestview First, Jay, Lathram Chapel, Lillian, Mae Edwards, McDavid, Milton First, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Niceville, Pensacola First, Perdido Bay, Shalimar! Mt. Carmel gave 99.79%. Woodbine gave 91%. 
 
2011 Connectional Mission Giving
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
Sometimes "Thank You" Is Not Enough

(Bishop Paul L. Leeland) - Sometimes "thank you" is not enough. It doesn't always capture the depth of our gratitude and we don't always recognize the sacrifice that has been made by others. However, I did think about the sacrifices made by congregations in our Alabama-West Florida Conference when I looked at the large stack of certificates awaiting my signature in gratitude for the acknowledgement of paying 100% of their Missional Giving. As United Methodists, we truly represent a Movement within the world. Thank you! Click here for full letter.

Pensacola District Churches receiving certificates signed by Bishop Leeland and District Superintendent Jeremy Pridgeon were Aldersgate, Annie Jones, Bagdad, Baker, Century, Clear Springs, Cottage Hill, Crestview First, Ensley, Lathram Chapel, Lillian, Mae Edwards, McDavid, Milton First, Navarre, New Bethel, New Hope, Niceville, Perdido Bay, Pine Forest, and Shalimar.

 
2010 Connectional Mission Giving
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
  • Conference Summary - Paid Per District for 2010:
    • 87% Demopolis District ($679,090.01)
    • 87% Dothan District ($1,897,587.56)
    • 81% Montgomery-Prattville District ($1,746,873.82)
    • 77% Montgomery-Opelika District ($2,859,759.02)
    • 70% Marianna-Panama City District ($1,202,869.33)
    • 66% Pensacola District ($2,633,801.25)
    • 65% Mobile District ($1,390,666.63)
    • Baypines - No info. Sorry!  Final 2010 summary report for Baypines was not available.
  • District Summary - Paid Per Church for 2010 (Final Report)
  • Local Church Detailed Statements 2010 - Pensacola District
 
2009 Connectional Mission Giving  
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
 
2008 Connectional Mission Giving   
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
 
Connectional Mission Giving Before 2008
Compiled by the Pensacola District from data received from the AWF Conference.
See Pensacola District Statistics on our About Us page.        
 

        
Frequently Asked Questions about Apportionments
Where can I find information about apportionments?
The top portion of this page provides the latest and also archived reports of local church contributions to apportionments.  The rest of this page is to answer questions you may have on the topic.  Here are results from a search on that topic at the Alabama-West Florida Conference website.  

What Is "Connectional Mission & Ministry Giving"?
The AWF Conference's annual booklet "The Connection" is an excellent resource to answer this question. You can look for the most current "The Connection" booklet here.
 
What is the formula used in determining apportionments
The formula in determining apportionments can be found in the latest edition of the Brochure of Reports. For example, here is what was in the 2014 Brochure:
 
Report No. 9 FORMULA and ALLOCATIONS
(2014 Brochure of Reports, pages 129-130)
 
1. In 2012 a task force was formed to evaluate the fairness of the current formula for determining conference apportionments. They reviewed formulas used in each  of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Annual Conferences. The task force recommend, and the 2013Annual Conference approved, the continued use of the current apportionment formula.

2. Therefore, the apportionments shall be developed using a formula based on financial strength of the local churches and membership of the local churches. Financial strength will be weighted 75% and professing membership will be weighted 25% in the formula. Apportionments will be determined by local church decimal applied to the amount of each budget item at the conference level.

3. The financial strength of a local church in calculating the decimal formula shall be based on all local expenditures (lines 53-62 of the Local Church Report to the Annual Conference). This eliminates all apportionments (including direct billing) and special giving from the formula. (Listing: Standing Rule No. 22)

4. The winter/spring meeting of the Council on Finance and Administration shall be the time for receiving requests from all boards and agencies for the ensuing year. All boards and agencies should be advised that they place their allocations in jeopardy when they fail to submit timely budget requests.

5. The local church will enter the Local Church Report information using the “UMC GCFA Statistical Input System” located on Alabama-West Florida Conference Web Site (www.awfumc.org) Contact the District Superintendent’s office for the User Name and Password if they are not known by the church pastor. The pastor and chairperson of the Committee on Finance or the church treasurer shall review the annual local church report as being correct before its final submission. The Fiscal Office will establish a date by which it should be notified if corrections are necessary. If no corrections are identified by that date, the fiscal officer will consider the report accurate. When the new year’s apportionments are run in July/ August, there will be only one set of apportionments, which will be the final set. There will not be a “Trial Set” of apportionments.       
 
Sending Funds to the AWF Conference by Mail 
To send apportionments to the AWFC by mail, please accompany your donation with the remittance form.  Select format (revised 2013):  PDF / Excel.  
 
Fiscal Year End Date
You can find the current year's Fiscal Year End Date by going to our Forms & Documents page, find the most current Brochure of Reports, and do a word search for "Fiscal Year End."  The 2016 Brochure of Reports says the following, pages 136-137:
 
"The Fiscal Office will close the annual financial records on the fifth working day of January. This date will be the last day that apportionment payments can be credited to the prior year asking. Churches sending apportionment payments AFTER December 31 must do one of the following:
a. Deliver payment to the Fiscal Office in Montgomery, AL any time before 10:00 a.m. on the closing date.
b. Mail the payment. Regardless of the postmark date, payments received after 10:00 a.m. on the closing date cannot be credited to the prior year apportionments.
c. Deposit payment in the Annual Conference account on or before 1:00 p.m. on the closing date at a local Regions Bank. FAX a copy of the BANK RECEIPT and a copy of the REMITTANCE BREAKDOWN to the Fiscal Office when the deposit is made. Call the Fiscal Office (1-888-873-3127) to obtain the current deposit account number.
 
"The Fiscal Office must KNOW of these deposits on the closing date. Persons without access to a fax machine should call 1-888-873-3127 and report the deposit information.  PLEASE NOTE:  The bank's business day may end earlier than the time the bank closes. For example, often deposits received after 2:00 p.m. are credited to the next day's business.  CONTACT THE LOCAL BANK TO DETERMINE WHEN A DEPOSIT MUST BE MADE, IN ORDER TO BE CREDITED ON THE CLOSING DATE."
           
Apportionments Calculator
 
Introduction

(Dr. Jeremy Pridgeon 9/21/2011) - In an effort to create greater transparency and provide information to our churches about their connectional giving, a team led by Frank Dunnewind has developed a website that will allow pastors, lay leaders and other members of the church to input connectional giving figures for their congregation into the calculator and generate a breakdown of exactly where these dollars are being utilized in the ministry of the Church. You are also able to see how much your congregation has contributed to the connectional giving year-to-date. The web address for the calculator is http://www.awfumc.org/apportionmentcalculator. It is encouraging to see our connectional giving as a conference has increased 3.24% year-to-date!

How to Use the Apportionments Calculator
The apportionment calculator (http://www.awfumc.org/apportionmentcalculator) lets you see where your apportionment dollars go.
  • To see what your church's share is for each World Service Fund item, enter what your church's apportioned amount is for World Service Fund then click on "calculate."
  • To see what your church's share is for each Conference Benevolence Fund item, in the blank for Conference Missional Giving Apportionment enter what your church's apportioned amount is for Conference Benevolences Fund then click on "calculate."
  • For additional information about a fund, click on the name of the fund.
  • The tables can be sorted; simply select the heading of the column you would like to sort. 
  • After you calculate both, you can print the entire report. Look for the "Print this page" links located above each of the two blue section divider bars.
Instructional Videon on How to Use the Apportionments Calculator
Thanks to the wonderful Paul Schneider at Brick River, I made a quick video to walk you through the apportionment calculator. You are welcome to pass this link to the churches in your district or anyone else that could benefit from the simple walk through. Just paste the URL into your browser and hit the play button in the center of the screen. Let me know if you have questions. (Posted 2011)
http://screencast.com/t/t1Nm4E5LUBS0

Mary Catherine Phillips
Director of Communications
Alabama-West Florida Conference   
Phone 334.356.8014 or toll-free 888.873.3127
 
Do You Have Questions about Pastor Benefits / Direct Billing?
Billing Agent is Benefit Development Group
The address is P.O. Box 190, Selma, AL 36702
Phone (334) 875-1753 or (800) 752-2569
 
Pastor Benefit Cost Calculator

The Alabama-West Florida Conference website has a useful Pastor Benefit Cost Calculator (here) to enable local church leaders to better determine the cost of various components of a pastor's benefits. Upon selecting the category of pastor (full elder, local pastor and percentage of appointment, etc), local church leaders can enter the church number, the base pay, and select such items as parsonage or housing allowance pension and health benefit participation. The calculator will report the amount that will be billed for defined contributions, defined benefits and comprehensive protection plan.

 

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