New Tax on Parking Provided for Church Employees

On 12/14/2018, Wespath and GCFA legal staff provided their interpretations of the new (2018) IRS guidance concerning potentially taxable parking lot expenses (Wespath) see also White Paper(GCFA) and taxable fringe benefits for church staff. This will not affect most churches that do not reserve parking spaces for employees and do not reserve paid parking spaces for non-public parking. This […]

2019 Poet’s Corner at Scarritt Bennett Center

In 2010 Poet’s Corner was started at Scarritt-Bennett Center. Since its beginning 60+ poets have participated in the monthly readings, some coming from as far away as California, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. Various themes have surfaced: religious and faith-based; emotions including love, hate, hurt, frustration, etc; personal reflections and observations of life; nature; resistance to the […]

Christmas Greetings from Bishop Carter and the Council of Bishops

November 30, 2018 A Peaceable Kingdom in a Divided World  A Christmas Letter to the United Methodist Church from Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., President, Council of Bishops and taken from Isaiah 11.   The Prophet Living eight centuries before Christ, the prophet Isaiah had a vision, which over time was given a name:  the peaceable […]