Through May, giving to Disciples Mission Fund from Kentucky congregations continues to be down 23% from that same period in 2019. The difference of $54,000 represents a decrease of $21,600 in ministry resources to the Region and a decrease of $32,400 to our general ministry partners. An increase of $7,000 in gifts designated to the Region partially offset the Region’s loss.
Kentucky’s giving to the Easter special day offering this year was down 46% from 2019, further affecting the resources available to our general ministry partners.
The Region received a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act. The loan should be forgivable and if forgiven will mitigate the need for the Region to draw on operational reserves in 2020.
In these uncertain times, Kentucky Disciples should consider doing these three things.
- Maintain your giving to your local congregation. If you are able, this would be a good time to increase your contributions.
- Encourage your congregation to maintain its giving to the mission and ministry of the wider church through Disciples Mission Fund.
- If you have done items one and two, you can make a designated gift to the Region by visiting the Donate page on the Region’s web site.