Data Hub now open for church Yearbook reports
Yep, it's that time again … time for all United Church of Christ churches to gather up their numbers and information and submit their reports for the 2022 UCC Yearbook! If you haven't submitted your reports yet, you still have plenty of time. The Data Hub is open for churches to enter their reports through midnight on March 1.
As has been the case for the last several years, all church data must be submitted online, directly into the UCC Data Hub. But fear not, the process is almost exactly the same as last year. So if you entered your reports in the Data Hub last year, filing your reports this year should be a snap. And, of course, we're here to help if needed.
We know you're busy, especially at the start of a new year. But filing your reports really is important. "Why," you ask. Well, you'll find just a few good reasons -> here ->.
If you find the old paper forms useful for gathering up all your information before entering it into the Data Hub, you may download updated blank forms below:
-> Local Church Report Form as a Microsoft Word document->
-> Local Church Report Form as a PDF ->
Here are links to instructions for churches from the National Setting of The United Church of Christ:
-> Download instructions as a Microsoft Word document ->
-> Download instructions as a PDF ->
If it's your first time submitting your reports in the Data Hub, the following step-by-step instructions may be helpful:
To log in to the UCC Data Hub, go to http://datahub.ucc.org/. For your "User Name", use the Florida Conference number (12) followed by your church number, including leading zeroes, for a total of five to six digits. You can find the number you should use for your church in the Conference Directory. (Please call the Conference office for the password needed to view the directory. By the way, please let Dave know at email@example.com if any of the information in your church listing in the directory needs to be updated.)
So, using The Church By the Sea in Bal Harbour (Church 30 in the Florida Conference) as an example, their User Name would be 120030. Using Holiday United Church of Christ (Church 155 in the Florida Conference) as another example, their User Name would be 120155.
The passwords for all churches have been reset to "yearbook" (without the quotes).
Once you've logged in, you will be prompted to change your password immediately. Please make sure to write your new password down and put it somewhere where you'll be able to find it later. Then click the blue "Continue" button.
At this point, you should see a page that says "Welcome to the UCC Data Hub for entering 2022 church data!" If you submitted your reports online last year, you can then click "My Church" in the black navigation bar at the top of the page. You should then see your church name and number, followed by several tabs below. By default, the first tab, "Main Info" should be selected. On this tab and the next ("Addresses"), just confirm that all the information is correct. If not, make whatever changes are appropriate and then click the blue "Update" button at the top of the page to save your changes. You must click "Update" or your changes will not be saved.
The actual reports that you're all familiar with are under the next four tabs, "Membership", "Attendance", "Finance" and "Ministerial Support". When you click on these tabs, you'll see a black table header below, followed by all your church data from previous years. Just above that header and below the tabs, you'll find a button to click to enter your data from 2019. It will say "Add New xyz Year Data", where the xyz is the name of the tab, for example, "Add New Membership Year Data" under the "Membership" tab. When you click on that, you'll get the form you need to complete as a pop-up. When you've entered all your data, simply click the blue "Add" button at the bottom of the form to submit and save the data. You must click "Add" or your data will not be saved.
If you start entering your data and then need to attend to something else, just save your data as described above, then come back later and pick up where you left off. To do so, log in, click "My Church" and then the tab for the report you want to edit, and finally, click the little pencil to the left of 2022 in the top row of data. Or, if you discover that one of the numbers you entered is incorrect, you can come back and change it later, as long as it's before March 2. After that, only conference or national staff can make changes.
You can find additional help and resources from the National Setting here, including video tutorials that will walk you through each of the reports you need to submit. In addition, there are a few helpful links that detail what "Other UCC Giving," "Total Church Participants" and "Community Engagement Categories" are, plus answers to frequently asked questions and more!
Once again this year, there is a short, supplemental survey the National Setting would like you to complete. If you submit your annual reports and complete the survey, your church will be entered into a drawing for various prizes.
And again, if you need help getting your Yearbook reports submitted, we're here for you. Please feel free to call or email Dave Cyril at (407) 835-7501 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or challenges you may encounter. And if, for any reason, you are unsure or uncomfortable entering the data online yourself, just call to set up a time with us to either walk you through the process or have us take your information over the phone and enter it for you.
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