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New church parking lot taxes: Guidance from GCFA, IRS

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” passed by Congress in 2017 added new tax provisions that apply to churches and other non-profit organizations that are otherwise exempt from income tax. One such provision: A tax on the amount a church or a church-related organization spends to provide parking to its employees. The United Methodist Church’s General …

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‘Lifting Ministry Higher’ workshops coming to First UMC-Clover

First United Methodist Church in Clover is hosting “LYFT: Lifting Ministry Higher” – two tracks of workshops focusing on ministry and media and music/choir – on Saturday, March 3. Workshops include: Music/Choir – Melodie Galloway, coordinator of choral and vocal studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will lead three sessions with the goal of learning …

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Protecting houses of worship against arson

Federal authorities are going all out to educate churches and other houses of worship about the threat of arson they face. As part of that effort, the U.S. Fire Administration, a branch of FEMA, has designated May 7-13 as Arson Awareness Week, with a deliberate focus this year on church arson. “Arson against houses of …

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Mental health seminar: Opportunities and Challenges for Congregations

The Academy of Faith and Leadership at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary will play host to “Mental Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Congregations” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10. Many adults and parents of children and adolescents report discomfort in churches that fail to acknowledge the challenges surrounding mental health and developmental issues. Mental …

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