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Thanksgiving Ideas
November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Ideas

I know that everyone is busy this time of the year but please take a moment to check out the Thanksgiving Ideas below. Also, I'm so excited to announce that Vickey from has published a book - "The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches" that I was able to contribute a little to also (How to Organize Your Church Office). This book is a gold mine full of great information on Church Accounting and More that every church needs so get your book now!

Also, check out the great information on "Handling Contributions" and I have the annual Shepherdbase upgrade for free to Shepherdbase customers just check out the information below!

Shepherdbase is On Sale Right Now By High Demand Through Nov. 30th, 2014 + Free Upgrade for Shepherdbase Customers Below! - Are you finding yourself overwhelmed in the office? Shepherdbase will save you a lot of time in your church office. Shepherdbase - Church Membership Database will track memberships (unlimited with one time fee), contributions, attendance, easily access annual contribution statements and much more On Sale Right Now for ONLY $29.99 by High Demand so Hurry & Enjoy these Savings!


Thanksgiving Ideas

I just recently added the Thanksgiving Thankful November Notes where you and your family can write thankful notes in each day of the month of November stating what you are thankful for each day and then on Thanksgiving Day you can pull these notes out and read them around the Thanksgiving table. These notes can also be used for your Sunday School children at church.

Here are some of the Thanksgiving Ideas for churches and/or personal use that you can check out below:

"The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches"

Do you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed and maybe at a lost over your church finances and/or church accounting? If so, you're not alone and don't worry I have the solution right here in this book - "The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches" Book!

As you probably know, church accounting is not the same as business accounting. For instance, if you are a church bookkeeper you must be aware of special tax codes that govern the church's unique tax standing. Way to often particularly in smaller churches with volunteer administrators or overworked employees they do not know every aspect of the tax codes that affects their church's ability to accept donations, oversee a benevolence fund, and also offer a compensation package for their minister.

No matter what type of accounting your church might have this book has a gold mine full of priceless information and will be an awesome asset to your church as you are guided through all the nuts and bolts of church accounting and additionally:
  • Calculate and File Employee Payroll Reports
  • Design and Implement a Compensation Package for your Minister, including a Housing Allowance
  • Set Up and Administer a Benevolence Fund
  • Acknowledge Donations per IRS Guidelines
  • Prepare for an Annual Audit
  • Budget and Forecast
  • Reimburse Employees' Expenses per IRS Guidelines
  • Set Up Proper Internal Controls to Implement the Basics to Start a New Church
  • Design Church Bylaws
  • Set Up Filing Systems and Organize the Office
  • And so much more!

If you work in any area of the church office no matter what size your church is and you purchase "The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches" book you will be so glad you did!

Click Here to For More Information on "The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches".

Handling Contributions

Accurately tracking and managing contributions is a must for any nonprofit organization.

Charitable contribution deduction rules changed with the passing of the Pension Protection Act in 2006.

Before then, you could use your check registers or personal notations as documentation. Now all donations must have proof of the deductions.

As stated above that proof may be either a bank record or a donation receipt. A bank record for this record-keeping requirement include bank or credit union statements, canceled checks, or credit card statements.

They must show the date paid or posted, the name of the charity, and the amount of the payment.

A donor cannot claim a tax deduction for any single contribution of $250 or more unless the donor obtains a contemporaneous, written acknowledgment of the contribution from the recipient organization. (IRS Publication 1771)

Click Here to Read More on "Handling Contributions". New Web Pages with New Forms

Here are the new pages with new forms...since the last newsletter:
I will be continually adding new don't miss an issue!

Shepherdbase (Church Membership Database) on Sale Right Now + Free Upgrade!

Shepherdbase (Church Membership Database) is on Sale Right Now Through November 30, 2014 by High Demand for ONLY $29.99. You will also receive 2 Offering Envelope Templates, Church Auto-Monthly (change to any month or year with click of button) Calendars and Offering Count Sheet free as a Bonus for purchasing Shepherdbase! Hurry and Enjoy these Savings!

Shepherdbase (Church Membership Database) will:
  • Track member's information along with a place for member's picture and automates First Time Visitor Letters for new members
  • Track member's contributions and automates Annual Contribution Letters at the end of the year
  • Filter church member's information with the click of a button
  • Track Church Attendance and automates Attendance Report

Shepherdbase is a very simple and user friendly database, but very powerful.

Click Here to Purchase Shepherdbase Now!

Shepherdbase is updated annually around December of every year. Shepherdbase customers can receive the upgrade free of charge via email. The Shepherdbase Revision includes:
  • Added "Member ID" to the "Individual Member's Form"
  • Added "Member ID" and "Member's Photo" to the "Directory" report

If you purchased Shepherdbase before November 1, 2014 and would like to receive the latest new updated version of "Shepherdbase" (September 2014 Upgrade) free of charge contact me with your name, email and the approximate date of your purchase.

Church Forms CD

This great CD has all the free church forms, certificates, brochures, flyers...(750+) on along with 4 Bonuses as a Thank You for purchasing the CD all for one special price of $13.99 plus shipping and handling ($7.00 in the U.S. or $27.00 outside the U.S.).

The Church CD includes:

  • Church forms, certificates, flyers...(750+ forms each in PDF and Microsoft Office Word 2007 or higher version format - some in Excel). Also continually updated to include the latest forms created.

  • Table of Contents that includes folders/subfolders named the page in which they were generated and the name of the files under the folders.

  • Bonus#1 - Church Offering Envelope Templates#2 (short and long) are included in the CD.
  • Bonus#2 - Expense Report in MS Excel format that will automatically calculate expenses.
  • Bonus#3 - Beautiful 12 Month Photo Auto-Year Calendar in Microsoft Office Excel format that you can easily automate any year you want with the click of a button and change any of the photos very easily on any month you choose.
  • Bonus#4 -eBook - "Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office".
Click here to purchase the Free Church Forms CD.

Church Office Package – Special Limited Offer!

The Church Office Package includes Shepherdbase - Church Membership Database and the Church Forms CD along with all the Free Bonuses for only $40.99 plus shipping and handling ($7.00 in U.S. or $27.00 outside the U.S.)! Hurry and Enjoy these Savings!

Click here to purchase the Church Office Package Deal

Free eBook - ”Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office”

This awesome eBook is free to my newsletter subscribers as a special "Thank You" for subscribing to my newsletter. I have worked in several different secretarial areas with different jobs and I have learned the hard way how to organize more than one office. Take advantage of these tips in this free eBook and they will help get your office organized. Just click on the link below to download your free copy today.

"Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office" Table of Contents

The Table of Contents is available here. You will now have access to all of the free church forms...listed in alphabetical order. I update it with new church I create them. I have them in categories so that you can just click on the form you want and it will lead you to that page. Just click on the link below for the free FCF Table of Contents. Enjoy! :) Table of Contents

If you have any questions, you can easily contact me through my email: or reply to this newsletter. I will get back promptly with any questions you might have.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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