2,155: Total registration number for the 2019 Annual Conference including 677 delegates and 1,478 nondelegates.
$50,928.49: Worship offerings. Each evening worship service and the Sunday morning service received an offering dedicated to a particular purpose. This total includes:
— $13,212.01 for Brethren Disaster Ministries work in Puerto Rico
— $11,383.41 for the Church of the Brethren core ministries
— $11,152.16 for church rebuilding in Nigeria in a collaboration between the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission and Service and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria)
— $8,171.35 for child care and age activities expenses at Annual Conference
— $7,009.56 for Calling the Called workshops in the Church of the Brethren districts, sponsored by the Office of Ministry
$2,360: The online donations and offerings received via www.brethren.org related to the 2019 Annual Conference. The 30 online gifts included $900 in general donations for Annual Conference, $940 to support webcasts of the Conference, $150 for the Nigeria Crisis Response, $150 for Brethren Disaster Ministries work in Puerto Rico, $200 for Church of the Brethren core ministries, $100 for the work of Global Mission and Service, and $70 for the work of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy in Washington, D.C.
$7, 595: Amount raised for hunger relief by the Association for the Arts Quilt Auction.
$1,312: Amount received in an offering for ministers’ assistance during the pre-Conference Minister’s Association event. At least 132 people participated in the event led by Dr. David Olson on the theme, “Saying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence.”
$2,500: Donation from the conference center in Grand Rapids to purchase free ice cream bars for this year’s Conference goers, as a gesture of thanks to the Annual Conference for returning to their city again in 2020.
165: Pints collected by the Annual Conference Blood Drive in onsite donations.
35: Years of service by Joyce Person as teller coordinator and lead teller for Annual Conference, recognized during the first morning’s business session.