The Almighty Dollar

  • Although more than 85% of Americans with minor children say having a will is important, 74% do not have one.

  • During the spring and summer months, Americans spend an average of 3.8 hours a week working on their lawns and gardens. Nearly a third of adults feel a sense of competition in their neighborhood to have a great-looking lawn or garden.

Source: USA Today

  • Because it is not often counterfeited, the one dollar bill has not been given a new look like all of the other paper money in the United States.

  • The most widely used U.S. coin in circulation is the penny.

Source: Encarta

Source: 2002 North Pacific Union Statistics * The Washington Conference experienced an unusual tithe increase in 2001. The tithe giving in 2002 was closer to the norm which is reflected in the apparent decrease. A Mother’s Day Thought: The sphere of the mother may be humble; but her influence, united with the father’s, is as abiding as eternity. Next to God, the mother’s power for good is the strongest known on earth. Adventist Home, p. 240 Conference Membership 2001 tithe 2002 tithe % Increase
(-Decrease) Alaska 3,508 2,777,432 2,956,043 6.43 Idaho 6,147 4,549,589 4,694,728 3.19 Montana 3,755 2,569,013 2,629,742 2.36 Oregon 32,345 25,675,877 26,619,494 3.68 Upper Columbia 23,098 18,452,518 18,967,042 2.79 Washington* 17,995 16,554,334 15,734,953 -4.90 Union totals 86,848 70,578,766 71,611,005

Source: 2002 North Pacific Union Statistics

* The Washington Conference experienced an unusual tithe increase in 2001. The tithe giving in 2002 was closer to the norm which is reflected in the apparent decrease.

A Mother’s Day Thought:

The sphere of the mother may be humble; but her influence, united with the father’s, is as abiding as eternity. Next to God, the mother’s power for good is the strongest known on earth. Adventist Home, p. 240

Conference

Membership

2001 tithe

2002 tithe

% Increase
(-Decrease)

Alaska

3,508

2,777,432

2,956,043

6.43

Idaho

6,147

4,549,589

4,694,728

3.19

Montana

3,755

2,569,013

2,629,742

2.36

Oregon

32,345

25,675,877

26,619,494

3.68

Upper Columbia

23,098

18,452,518

18,967,042

2.79

Washington*

17,995

16,554,334

15,734,953

-4.90

Union totals

86,848

70,578,766

71,611,005

May 01, 2003 / Did You Know?
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