Congregational Remittance Questions
Contact Joy Hacker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-550-6642
Congregation Mission Support Remittances
(Updated 10/1/23 – for immediate use)
Make checks payable to: SOUTHERN OHIO SYNOD
NOTE: This is a new mailing address & is effective immediately. Please update your records as appropriate with your accounting and bookkeeping software!
Please send Mission Support Checks & Remittance Forms to:
Southern Ohio Synod
Columbus, OH 43260-4394
Southern Ohio Synod Gift Policy
The Southern Ohio Synod Finance Team encourages churches to use this policy as a starting point for your own congregation gift policy. We also encourage you to designate a portion of major gifts for the Synod. Such gifts are welcome and needed in addition to regular mission support since the SOS routes 40% of our Mission & Ministry receipts to the ELCA.
W-2 Instructions for Clergy
Joy Hacker, CPA shares step-by-step instructions to complete a W-2 form for clergy.Clergy 2022 W-2 Instructions
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 email@example.com
Resource from Portico Benefit Services
IRS Forms Commonly Used by Congregations
Ohio Secretary of State Forms Commonly Used by Congregations
Other forms are available at http://www.sos.state.oh.us. Links to forms are located under Business Services at the bottom of the homepage.
Technology for Congregations
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 614.714.3157 with questions.