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2013 Giving Remittances need to be to the CTCSC by Jan. 8

Please see the schedule below as you plan your church’s year-end remittances to the Conference Service Center. These dates apply to both Connectional Mission Giving and all remittance giving, including Special Day offerings and Advance Specials. 
  • Christmas Week –       Service Center closed Dec. 24-27
  • Monday, Dec. 30 –        Last Day to mail (Priority Mail)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31 –      Service Center closed
  • Wednesday, Jan. 1 –   Service Center closed
  • Friday, Jan. 3 –              Last Day to Schedule Online Payment (Start Date no later than Jan. 4)
  • Monday, Jan. 6 –           Last Day to email bank draft info to Service Center
  • Tuesday, Jan. 7 –         Bank draft processing
  • Wednesday, Jan. 8 –   Last Day to Hand Deliver
  • Thursday, Jan. 9 –        Remittance Close Out for 2013


GCFA Statement on Tax-Favored Housing for Clergy Case

For more than two years, the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has been tracking a federal court challenge brought by Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to declare the tax-favored housing benefits for clergy portion of Section 107 of the tax code unconstitutional. On Nov. 21, a federal district cour tjudge in Madison, Wisconsin, held that portion of Section107 o the tax code to indeed be unconstitutional. See the Finance News section for full details.


 GBOPHB Releases Resources to Help Navigate ACA

 The General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits has released a resource designed to help clergy and laity better understand the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Click here or the Affordable Care Act and You graphic below to access this resource.