A total of $485,034 was pledged by local churches, each turning in a financial and ministry commitment form for the “Bless the Children” initiative during Monday night’s worship service at the 2013 Louisiana Annual Conference. Commitments of money and service for ministry impacting children were selected by each local church. These pledges will be expended either within their own communities, or in a larger mission field, during the 2013-2014 year.
More than $8,500 was raised for United Methodist Committee on Relief through an offering taken during the Sunday night Memorial Communion Service; an excess of $6,000, collected during Tuesday night’s Ordination and Commissioning Service, will help provide our ordinands with a trip to the Holy Land; an offering taken Monday evening in the amount of $3,047 is dedicated to the United Methodist Youth Service Fund. More than $1,200 was collected during the Monday morning clergy session for the Central Conference Pension Fund.