Written by Daniel Hazard
Churches' contributions to Our Church's Wider Mission Basic Support in 2005: $30,261,306
Total retained by UCC's 39 Conferences: $20,221,157 (67%)
Total remitted by Conferences to UCC's national/international ministries: $10,040,149 (33%)
Jumping another one-half percent in 2005, the Conferences' retention rates have practically flip-flopped from where they stood when the UCC was created in 1957. At that time, national/international ministries received about two-thirds of mission-directed offerings.