Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the ELCA gives thanks to God for the ministry of women. In 2019 and 2020 we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.
In its simplest form, becoming a sanctuary denomination means that the ELCA is publicly declaring that walking alongside immigrants and refugees is a matter of faith. In baptism, we are brought into a covenantal relationship with Jesus Christ that commits us to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
Complying with tax requirements and tax reporting is the responsibility of each ELCA congregation’s treasurer. In addition, it is their responsibility to be aware of tax laws and reporting requirements as they are established and change.
The ELCA Office of the Treasurer strongly encourages congregational treasurers to consult up-to-date resource materials on tax requirements and reporting. Treasurers are also encouraged to consult with a qualified tax preparer and/or attorney familiar with tax laws, as necessary.
These resources are provided in response to frequently asked questions. If you have suggestions for additional resources related to taxes, tax reporting and congregations, please send us an email.
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