Contributions to Per Member Asking (PMA) in fiscal year 2022 (FY22) received by the Office of the General Assembly through December 31 total $1,240,286. The amount is only $28,509 (2.2 percent) less than the $1,268,795 FY22 PMA support projection to fund the EPC’s Collaborative Ministries, Connectional Support, and Custodial Operations. December PMA support was $351,348—$8,308 more than the monthly projected budget of $343,020.
PMA contributions in the first half of FY22 (which runs from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022) are $5,400 (0.4 percent) above the $1,234,886 contributed over the same period in FY21.
“December’s PMA contributions were the highest they’ve been since at least 2018,” said Stated Clerk Dean Weaver. “I am very thankful that our churches continue their strong support of the EPC, and hope we are able to close the remaining budget gap as we enter a new calendar year.”
Of the $1,240,286 received, $248,057 (20 percent) was contributed to EPC World Outreach.
In addition to PMA contributions, $3,393,931 in designated gifts were received through December 31. This total was $474,518 (16.3 percent) more than the $2,919,413 in designated gifts received in the same period in FY21. Much of the increase over the previous fiscal year can be attributed to the more than $242,000 donated to the EPC’s Emergency Relief Fund in response to Hurricane Ida, which struck Louisiana in August 2021.
Of the total, $3,066,522 was designated for World Outreach workers and projects, and $327,410 was designated for EPC projects. These amounts only reflect gifts received and distributed by the Office of the General Assembly, and do not reflect donations given directly to WO global workers or other projects.
Designated gifts include support for World Outreach global workers and projects, and contributions to EPC Special Projects such as Emergency Relief, church planting and revitalization initiatives, and the EPC’s Thanksgiving and Christmas offerings.