155 SKU’s that have been aggressively priced
53 facility items
102 office supply items
Additional items can be custom priced for each individual church depending on size (100/25 additional SKUS)
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Each church will also receive a rebate back to them depending upon their annual spend.
**Staples will donate 1% of all net sales “nationwide” to the UMCOR Fund**
Each account will have a representative assigned to their account to help with any questions, projects or concerns. Also, will be backed by Staples award winning customer service.
Other Organizations with Staples Advantage:
Visit www.txcumc.org to check out the Partners in Mission office in the Texas Annual Conference. It provides information from PIM on the domestic and international mission opportunities for 2013 as well as the 2013 mission catalog. Also, The Texas Conference Advance Special: Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON). (Some fundraisers are being planned and we will be receiving more information about this through the conference.)
The Gene Evans Band, winner of the 2011 Stage Barons Christian Songwriting competition is available to lead worship and perform at local church events. Check out their website at www.reverbnation.com/geneevans The band is located in Henderson, Texas and can be reached by email at Gsevans01@ROCKETMAIL.COM
You may have met Gene at our recent Leadership Training Event at Williams Memorial UMC and Gilmer First UMC. He was handing out free sample CDs. They write, compose and perform their own original songs.
To better equip yourself to serve and fulfill your role; here is an opportunity to learn the responsibilities of the office you hold.
To Download Free Job Descriptions and Leadership Guidelines for all local church committees please visit www.gbod.org
Click on Lead Your Church at the top of the home page then click on Local Church Leadership then click on Local Church Officer Job Description then make your choice.
NORTH District Clergy Retreat
March 11th at noon to March 12th at noon
Lone Star, Texas at the Lakeview Baptist Encampment
Pastors: Book for discussion for our February Clergy Monday Morning Quadrant Meetings: What Not to Say: Avoiding the Common Mistakes that Can Sink Your Sermon, by John Holbert and Alyce McKenzie published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2011. $13 plus shipping at Cokesbury Store online.
2013 Standard Mileage Rates Up 1 Cent per Mile for Business, Medical and Moving
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
- 56.5 cents per mile for business miles driven
- 24 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
The rate for business miles driven during 2013 increases 1 cent from the 2012 rate. The medical and moving rate is also up 1 cent per mile from the 2012 rate.
The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.
Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.
A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously.
These and other requirements for a taxpayer to use a standard mileage rate to calculate the amount of a deductible business, moving, medical, or charitable expense are in Rev. Proc. 2010-51. Notice 2012-72 contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.
Greggton United Methodist Church of Longview is holding an afterschool program at their church for students on Tuesdays and Thurdays. Vans pick up the children from school to the church for playtime, tutoring with homework, art & music classes and a meal. The program has already grown to 44 children!
We are in need of a Freezer or Refrigerator/Freezer combination (the one with the freezer at the bottom) for our summer feeding program. This will let us expand into serving breakfast as well as lunch. Thank you.
Rev. Ross D. Hyde, Senior Pastor
Maud United Methodist Church
Old Boston United Methodist Church
PO Box 599 / 206 Main St
Maud Texas 75567