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The Importance of Updating Your Church Bylaws & Legal Documents Regarding Same Sex Activities
The most important document in your church
today besides the bible is your church bylaws.
In fact, your church bylaws legally protect your privilege to serve God according to your tenants of faith. Now that same sex laws are the law of the land which includes the privilege to marry, it is critical that every church that does not intent to perform same sex marriages; baby blessings of same sex couples, and other same sex activities, clearly stipulate its position in the church bylaws and the church articles of incorporation. Editor’s Note: This statement is not intended to suggest exclusion from church membership. To purchase a complete kit to update your church documents, visit our Church Administration Store. The kit includes (10) brochures to hand out when a person inquires about services; a prepared amendment to your church articles of incorporation; prepared amendment to church bylaws and a church resolution to implement the foregoing. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ben Franklin.
New Medicare Cards Are Being Issued: Medicare.Gov, The official U.S. Government site for Medicare Announces that new Medicare Cards are being automatically issued to all Medicare recipients. The new cards will bear a new Medicare Number that is unique to each individual just like your social security number. This new card does not have to be applied for. It will be sent in the mail. Please advise your church members, family and friends to look for this new card in the mail and not to discard it. Church members should be advised not to answer any telephone calls regarding this new number but to call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit the official Medicare website Medicare.gov for more information & confirmation. Churches may order this announcement as a church bulletin insert to inform its members. Visit our Church Administration Store. (50 inserts for $15)
Planning Clergy Retirement Housing Allowances: Too many clergy are considering retirement without the provision of a formal or informal retirement plan. This situation is due to many reasons such as lack of church funds; lack of knowledge and some just didn’t get around to it. The intention was there but the years keep rolling around and it just wasn’t addressed. Sometimes unexpected illness makes the discussion immediate, but is often too late for a conventional plan such as the provision of a 403(b). Even if you have a 403(b) in place, does it have a retirement housing feature which can significantly mitigate the tax impact? All is not loss. There are several options available for this great benefit and they all can result is a tremendous tax savings and blessing. One option is a retirement housing allowance.
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At a Wednesday evening church meeting a very wealthy man rose to give his testimony. “I’m a millionaire,” he said, “and I attribute it all to the rich blessings of God in my life. I can still remember the turning point in my faith, like it was yesterday: I had just earned my first dollar and I went to a church meeting that night. The speaker was a missionary who told about his work. I knew that I only had a dollar bill and had to either give it all to God’s work or nothing at all. So at that moment I decided to give my whole dollar to God. I believe that God blessed that decision, and that is why I am a rich man today.”
As he finished it was clear that everyone had been moved by this man’s story. But, as he took his seat, a little old lady sitting in the same pew leaned over and said: “Wonderful story! I dare you to do it again!