During the 2017 Annual Conference, there were two special offerings, one on Friday and the other on Sunday. (see description of the offerings)
The offering at Opening Worship was taken for the Central Conference Theological Education Fund. The total offering was $16,702 dollars. David Johnston, a member at West Market Street UMC in Greensboro gave a matching gift of the same amount, making the total of $33,404 dollars. This offering was matched again by Jerre and Mary Joy Stead through a generous investment of $1 million dollars for theological education in the central conferences.
The offering at Closing Worship was taken for the Ministerial Education Fund and will go to assist seminarians from the Western North Carolina Conference. The total offering was is $15,833.31 dollars.
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