Congregational Remittance Questions


Contact Joy Hacker at sos.jhacker@gmail.com or 330-550-6642

New for 2021 Congregation Mission Support Remittances
Make checks payable to: SOUTHERN OHIO SYNOD

Please send Mission Support Checks & Remittance Forms to:
Southern Ohio Synod
PO Box 0604
Lewis Center, OH 43035

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.

SOS Synod Gift Policy

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


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

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


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.

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