South District will offer training for church treasurers and financial teams on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  The event will be at New Hope UMC near Salem, Indiana.

Heidi Harding will lead the training. Heidi is the Indiana Conference Associate Director of Financial Services and is very knowledgeable of financial matters for churches of all sizes. Heidi will share the proper ways to care for the funds of a church. She will help treasurers know how to keep track of different funds and balances. Heidi will guide treasurers and finance teams in tracking and filing tax information with the state and with the IRS. She can help churches grasp the regulations of pay and reimbursements, and the difference between the two. Tax laws are always changing, and Heidi will bring your financial team up to date.

It has been 8 years since the South District offered training for treasurers and finance teams. Please come and be sure that you are caring for the church’s funds appropriately.

It’s a doubleheader! Rev. Steve Johnson of Jeffersonville is the new representative of the United Methodist Foundation of Indiana to South District. Steve will share with our financial teams the opportunities and services offered by our foundation. As the financial world is finding its footing, the Foundation can be a secure location for your investment monies.

Please plan to join with other treasurers and finance teams of the South District.  Remember, the event is from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday morning, January 18 at New Hope UMC. New Hope is on Indiana 60 northwest of Salem, Indiana. This is the church nearest the center of our district with easy access from any direction.

To help us plan and prepare, please let Megan Clark know how many persons will attend from your church. You can contact Megan by email at or by phoning (877) 781-6713.