January 3, 2024

2024 Remittance Form

September 15, 2020

PA Sales Tax Exemption Extension Letter

December 3, 2018

2018 Giving Cutoff

ELCA Attention treasurers:  The financial books of Southeastern PA Synod, ELCA will close for 2018 on February 7, 2019. All contributions for 2018 must be received by our office by the close of business on Thursday February 7, 2019 in order to be counted as a 2018 contribution.

January 3, 2017

Synod Council Minutes, September 2016

May 9, 2015

Congregational Giving Continues to Increase

Congregations’ mission support giving to and through the synod has been on a slight increase since 2012, Treasurer Janet Huber Neff, CPA, told the Assembly. In 2014, 81 of the synod’s 157 congregations maintained or increased their mission support, of which 50 percent is offered as support to the ELCA churchwide organization. Neff said as...

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May 2, 2014

Mission Support Stabilizes

Financial support from the 159 congregations within the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod was up slightly in 2013, to $2.139 million, allowing for continued support of the new faith communities and programs that are at the core of SEPA’s mission. After almost a decade of declining giving, Mission Support grew slightly, yet noticeably, last year, drawing praise...

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May 5, 2012

2012 Spending Plan Sees Small Surplus

Janet Neff, treasurer of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, reported that the 2012 budget was a balanced budget. This occurred without the sale of church property or the need for transfers from reserves. The majority of revenue for the synod comes from partnership support from the congregations of the synod.  In 2011, partnership support was $2,254,260,...

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May 4, 2012

Surplus 2013 Budget Approved

The Assembly overwhelmingly approved a 2013 budget that calls for ending the year with a surplus of approximately $10,000. The budget anticipates income of $2.26 million in partnership support from congregations and $1.36 million in additional income, with expenses of $3.61 million. The Rev. Christopher Widener, finance committee chair, outlined the committee’s guiding principles in...

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May 16, 2011

Treasurer: ‘We Have Some Work to Do”

Synod Treasurer Dick Reimet offered good news and “difficult news” in his 32ndand final report to the Assembly. Partnership support from congregations to the Synod and the ELCA fell again in 2010. The nearly $86,000 decrease brought receipts to just under $2.35 million, well below the amount received in 1985.  Measured as a percentage of...

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May 16, 2011

Balanced 2012 Budget Approved

The Assembly approved a balanced $2.54 million budget for 2012. After completing several years with deficits that depleted the Synod’s Fund for Mission and with a continuing decline in partnership support gifts from congregations, the finance committee and Synod Council decided to present a balanced budget for 2012, said The Rev. Christopher Weidner, finance chair....

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