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Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?


Sep 1, 2010 @ 8:17 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
ServantOfChrist2


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You are mistaken about the following statement Always Striving.
"As far as Staff wages, insurance and building maintenance are concerned that comes from the parents who have their kids attending school there, preschool through 12."

The church I attend does not have ANY classes which require a fee of any sort. The church draws its income from several other sources.

I will try to get ahold of the financial records for the church last year. I'll reproduce the financial statement here for you.

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Sep 1, 2010 @ 8:41 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
BandTMom


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I think he's talking about the church that wanted him to do work......not your church.
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 8:48 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
daisy315


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the churches that I have attended since my childhood.. ( 2 of them).. the offering goes to pay for utilities, the pastors salary,upkeep on the parsonage, upkeep of the church cemetary, repairs to the church and building additions. There is a budget committee for both of those churches and ALL additions and repairs are discussed and must be approved by the budget committee and the Deacons of the church before any large sums of money are spent
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 8:51 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
Loreli


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Pastor salary, books/materials, building, charity, recreation (to support youth and senior groups.

So much time is donated by members to repair, shovel, mow, clean, teach.etc. Nothing wrong with asking qualified helpers to help.
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 8:56 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
daisy315


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at the two churches I attended, the youth had to raise their own money for summer trips, missionary trips.. we held bake sales, car washes and stuff like that to raise what we needed..
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 9:34 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
Jankia


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To those "yutes" are other places the offerings of "loose change" in the collection plate go to daisy.
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 10:46 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
lacyvsq


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The church I attend was founded on a principle of 'dollar for dollar' giving. For every dollar spent on salaries, utilities, maintenance, music etc., a dollar goes out of the church for missions and charity. The 2010 budget is nearly $10 million which means there is a considerable outreach to the community and world.

Another principle of the church is that every member is prayed for by name daily..

We also have the best church choir in the city! I sing soprano.
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 11:31 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
ServantOfChrist2


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That's inspiring lacy. (The giving. Not the choir. )
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 11:52 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
Loinlee_Sole


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it goes to me
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 11:53 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
lacyvsq


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That's just because you have not heard the choir! We are told over and over what a gift we are and how inspiring. We were told tonight in fact.
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 11:55 PM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
Loinlee_Sole


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at my church........they sing for their supper
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 4:00 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
beckyiv42000


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As with any organization the principle players are the ones who divvy the dollars... and as with a lot of organizations there are crooks and scam artists and then there are those who actually use the $$ for what people donate it for... One example just off the top of my head.. I and my family were the recipients of one of the local churches fund raised $$ .. It was raised to allow children with parents in prison to travel to see them.. I wrote a blog about it Get on the Bus and then you have one of the local churches who raised $$ supposedly for a summer camp for their OWN congregations kids .. and lo and behold both pastors got new cars but the camp .. at the last minute ...was canceled ... for lack of funding.. funny ...now I wonder where the $$ went This is also seen via TV ie the televangelist who beg for $$ on TV evoking the guilt card or the pity plea while sporting diamonds and $1000 suits and get this .. sitting on the stage on THRONES Yeah it gives those who are REALLY there trying to help others through their organizations (churches rotary clubs Kiwanis etc) a bad name makes some people not trust them because they have seen first hand how some organizations work...
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 5:02 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
Always_Striving


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lo and behold both pastors got new cars

One pastor (different one from which I mentioned earlier) bought his wife a Pink Cadillac SLS, and told the congregation it helps boost her Mary Kay cosmetic sales.

Gimme a break.
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 9:53 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
eastham


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In all US Catholic churches, the pastor is required to give an annual sermon on how much money was taken in and what it was used for. There are, of course, special collections for Catholic Charities, etc. And you can get how they spend their money on their website.

In Europe, churches are audited by the state -- both at the parish and diocesan level. That is one of the reasons why the Scientologists are considered a charity and not considered a church, because they won't submit their books to the auditors.
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 10:09 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
loisday


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Like most things in life, there is good and bad.

There is much good done with monies given in the churches that I have belonged to. .

Then there is Jimmy Baker and Heritage Village.
Only a mere $1000.00 would get you a life long membership and an engraved bible of your very own...............
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 10:28 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
ServantOfChrist2


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Most churches have some sort of group or Board whose responsibility it is to oversee most of the activities of the church in question.

Obviously this would include the movement of finances.
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 10:31 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
beckyiv42000


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You are mistaken about the following statement Always Striving.
"As far as Staff wages, insurance and building maintenance are concerned that comes from the parents who have their kids attending school there, preschool through 12."

The church I attend does not have ANY classes which require a fee of any sort. The church draws its income from several other sources.

I will try to get ahold of the financial records for the church last year. I'll reproduce the financial statement here for you.

I know the Catholic church I attended has tuition for its classes for school 1st-8th grade its called parochial school and I attended that in lieu of public school. Most of the $$ needed for running the school came from the Diocese but I believe at least wages for the lay teachers (not the nuns or priests) came from the tuition. Im not talking about Sunday school classes of Catechism here, we are talking regular curriculum classes m-f .
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 10:39 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
Nightowl001


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This is probably just me... but, if one has faith to tithe to one's church, isn't it kind of faithless to then ask for an accounting of those funds?

Back when I went to church, I put my money in the plate because I owed a tithe. After that, it wasn't my money. I don't know if it went to home repairs on the parsonage, groundskeeping, the piano tuner or the electric bill. I would no more have dreamt of asking where the collection money was spent than I would have asked someone I paid to mow my lawn where they intended to spend the money.
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 10:52 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
daisy315


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things have changed since then NO..
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Sep 2, 2010 @ 10:58 AM Just where does the money collected in the collection plate at church go?    
Nightowl001


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Well, "things" may have changed... But I haven't.
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