Treasurer & Financial Secretary Resources

Congregational Remittance Questions

Contact Joy Hacker at sos.jhacker@gmail.com or 330.550.6642

 

Download form (Microsoft Word) and instructions below by clicking on links:

2017 Southern Ohio Synod Congregational Remittance Forms Instructions  

2017 Congregational Remittance Form PDF

2017 Congregational Remittance Form Word Doc

 

Address to Send Mission Support Checks & Remittance Forms to:

Southern Ohio Synod, PO Box 634261, Cincinnati, OH 45263-4261

 

W-2 Instructions for Clergy

Joy Hacker, CPA shares step-by-step instructions to complete a W-2 form for clergy.

Clergy 2015 W-2 Instructions

 

Templates

Budget Template (Excel spreadsheet)

Giving Comparison Template (Excel spreadsheet)

 

Resources from ELCA Website

‘Choose Congregations tab’ – http://www.elca.org/Resources/Financial

Apply for 501c3 ELCA Congregational Tax Exemption by sending an email to 501c3@elca.org

 

IRS Forms Commonly Used by Congregations 

Change of Address or Responsible Party--Business (Form 8822-B)

Application for Employer Identification Number (Form SS-4)

Instructions for Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number

Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Instructions for Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers (Publication 517)

Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations (Publication 1828)

 

Ohio Secretary of State Forms Commonly Used by Congregations 

Continued Existence of Nonprofit Corporation (Form 522) PDF

Statutory Agent Update (Form 521) PDF

You may also access these and other forms directly at http://www.sos.state.oh.us. Links to forms are located under Business Services at the bottom of the homepage.

 

Technology for Congregations -- http://www.elca.org/resources/information-technology

 

Congregational Constitutions 

The documents and links provided below will help church councils as they update and modify their congregation's constitution so that the document is in compliance with ELCA Churchwide constitutional guidelines.

Congregational Constitutions-ELCA Website

Helpful Hints for Congregational Constitution Updates

Please note that all changes to a congregation's constitution, except for mandatory updates resulting from ELCA Churchwide Assembly actions, must be reviewed and approved by the Southern Ohio Synod Constitution Committee. Send an electronic copy of the updated/revised constitution to Pr. Bob Abrams, rabrams@southernohiosynod.org, AND a hard copy to Pr. Abram's attention at the synod office, 300 S. 2nd St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Please contact the synod office at 614.464.3532 with questions.

 

Grant Opportunities

ELCA World Hunger -- http://www.elca.org/hunger

Foundation Center -- http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/nonprofits

Grants.gov -- http://www.grants.gov

Mission Investment Fund -- http://www.mif.elca.org/sites/default/files/content/MIF%20%20Grants%20General%20Guidelines.pdf

Wheatridge Ministries -- http://www.wheatridge.org