Update August 18, 2020
From: Rev. Clifford Schell, WV Conference Coordinator PO Box 1279 Bridgeport WV 26330 304-842-4492 or 304-841-9350 email@example.com
West Virginia Annual Conference Local Churches and Individuals:
I want to thank you for your support of the Celebration of Mission Event through unexpected, difficult, and sometimes taxing circumstances. Even though the COVID 19 Virus Pandemic has not permitted us to hold any of the 2020 District Celebrations of Mission Events or any in-person District Conferences, nevertheless the churches and individuals of our conference have remitted $46,985.74 to the Conference Treasurer for the support of our Conference Mission Ministries through July 7. These gifts have provided a cash distribution of $4,500.00 for each of our seven Conference Mission Projects, Volunteers in Mission and the New Vision Depot, as well as a $2,250.00 distribution to our lone Church and Community Ministry at Clarksburg.
Even though this distribution is only about half of what we are normally able to give these ministries by this time each year, they nevertheless demonstrate your determination that our mission ministries will indeed be supported in spite of difficult circumstances. I believe your gifts also indicate your loyalty to our mission ministries and your belief that they are vitally important to the ministry of Christ to the persons served by them.
I know I don’t need to remind you of how much the Conference Mission Ministries depend upon our support. You know that already. I do want you to know that cash gifts may be sent to the Conference Treasurer for the support of COME until the end of the year when another distribution of funds received will be made. I am attaching a Remittance Form that either churches or individuals may use to send funds to the Conference Treasurer, or you may send checks to the District Offices. All checks should be made payable to the West Virginia Conference Treasurer. You may designate your gift for one or more of the ministries listed, but we prefer you to send the funds undesignated so we can make sure everyone gets an equal share.
Thank you sincerely for your support of our Mission Ministries. I will issue another report at the end of the year to let you know the totals……and every penny will be used for the work of missions. Nothing is held out for our expenses. Additional information is listed on the Conference Website. https://www.wvumc.org/change-the-world/special-ministries/celebration-of-mission-event-booklet/
Grace and peace to you, Rev. Clifford Schell , Conference COME Coordinator