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Shawnee Valley District Churches Exciting Statistics for 2015

EXCITING NEWS FROM THE SHAWNEE VALLEY DISTRICT

 

This is what has taken place in our District when you look at the year 2015 in comparison to 2014:

 

173 Professions of Faith in 2015 (6 more than the year before)

284 Baptisms (89 more than the previous year)

111 people in Confirmation class (52 more than in 2014)

960 Youth in Faith Formation Groups (56 above the previous year)

3531 Older Adults in Christian Formation Groups (439 more than in 2014)

7166 People in Faith Formation Groups (327 above the previous year)

3095 VBS Participants (263 more than in 2014)

285 Ongoing Classes for Learning (14 more classes than the previous year)

2923 Persons engaged in Mission work (823 more than in 2014)

106,168 persons served by Outreach and Justice Ministries (9392 above the previous year)

1152 women in UMW (59 more) and they gave $89,417 toward Mission Projects ($9,984 more)

159 men in UMM (6 more) and they gave $19,003 toward Mission projects ($10,203 more)

$169,739 given in District Apportionments   ($1,533 more than in 2014)

$880,246 given in Conference Apportionments   ($5,328 above the previous year)

$49,541 given to General Advance Projects ($24,574 more than in 2014)

$751,688 given to non-UMC causes ($148,046 above the previous year)

 

THANKS BE TO GOD!! WE HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE IN THIS DISTRICT- GOD IS GOOD!

 

HERE IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY- WE HAVE  WORK TO DO…

 

In 2015, we had:

7248 people on an average Sunday in worship (101 fewer persons than in 2014)

3370 people are on our Constituency List (47 fewer than in 2014)

1776 children are in Christian Formation Groups (86 fewer than the year before)

460 Young Adults in Christian Formation Groups (82 fewer than in 2014)

2396 people were in Sunday School classes on an average Sunday (26 fewer than the previous year)

364 Sunday School classes were offered to people of all ages (17 fewer classes than in 2014)

165 Short-term classes were offered to folks of all ages (11 fewer than the year before)