ARTICLE XXI CHURCH FUNDS SECTION  1. This  Church's  financial  needs  are  provided  for  in accordance with synodal enactments. SECTION 2.The established funds of this Church are as follows: (a) General Fund;                                             See section 4-5 (b) Mission Fund; (1986)                                    See section 6 (c) Seminary Fund;                                             See section 7 (d) Youth Fund;                                                   See section 8 (e) School of Christian Living Fund;                  See section 9 (f) Publications Fund;                                       See section 10 (g) ) Parish Loans Fund;                                      See section 11 (h) Clergy Aid Fund;                                         See section 12 (i) Clergy Pension Fund;                            See section 5 & 13 (j) Clergy Hospitalization Plan                  See section 5 & 14 (k) Administrative Fund                                                       21   SECTION 3.  The sources of income for Church Funds are: (a) General Fund Dues; (b) Monthly first Sunday Voluntary Mission Fund contributions of which one-half shall be retained by the Diocese; (c) Donations and bequests; (d) Six (6%) percent levy on Parish dues, regular Sunday and Holy Day collections. For the purpose of this Section 3(d), the six (6%) percent levy shall not apply to General Fund dues. (e) Such other moneys as shall be provided for by synodal enactments. SECTION 4. The annual General Fund dues shall be *($) dollars per adult member. For the purpose of this section an adult member of the Church is defined as a husband, wife, widow, widower, or unmarried person age eighteen (18) and above. Full time students will be exempted until age twenty-three (23). The payment of the General Fund dues shall be the obligation of the Parish and shall be remitted quarterly to its Diocesan Bishop. (2002) *The dollar amount set forth in Section 4 shall be that amount recommended by the Budget and Finance Commission and approved by the General Synod. (Presently $55.00) (2010) SECTION 5. The annual General Fund dues of *($a) dollars shall be distributed by the Diocesan Bishop as follows: he shall retain *($b) dollars for his Diocesan administration and remit *($c) dollars to the Treasurer of this Church, the same to be apportioned among the Administrative Fund, Mission Fund, Seminary Fund, Youth Fund, Clergy Pension Fund, and Clergyman's Hospitalization Plan in accordance with a budget which shall be adopted annually by the Supreme Council. *The dollar amount set forth herein shall be that amount recommended by the Budget and Finance Commission and approved by the General Synod. (Presently: a - $55.00; b - $3.00; and c - $52.00) (2010) SECTION 6. The Mission Fund is a fund established for domestic and foreign missionary purposes. The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the apportionment of the General Fund dues; one-half of the monthly first Sunday Mission Fund contributions; and contributions and bequests to the Fund. (1986) SECTION 7. The Seminary Fund is a fund established for the support and maintenance of this Church's Theological Seminary. The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the apportionment of the General Fund dues; the special collection made on the Sunday of the Feast of the Poor Shepherds; and voluntary contributions and bequests to the Fund. SECTION 8. The Youth Fund is a fund established for the support, promotion and aid of youth activities on a general Church level. The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the apportionment of the General Fund dues, and voluntary contributions and bequests made to the Fund. SECTION 9. The School of Christian Living Fund is a fund established for the publication of material to be used for the School of Christian Living. The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the six (6%) percent levy, and voluntary contributions and bequests made to the Fund.  (2006) SECTION 10. The Publications Fund is a fund established for the publication of this Church's literature books, pamphlets, papers and other writings authorized by the Church for this Church's uses and purposes. The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the six (6%) percent levy; and voluntary contributions and bequests made to the Fund.  (2006) SECTION 11. The Parish Loans Fund is a fund established for loans to Parishes for capital expenditures. The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the six (6%) percent levy, and voluntary contributions and bequests to the Fund. (2006) SECTION 12. The Clergy Aid Fund is a fund established for the purpose of aiding the clergy in such cases as the Prime Bishop deems necessary. The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the six (6%) percent levy; and voluntary contributions and  bequests made to the Fund. (2006) SECTION 13. The Clergy Pension Fund is a fund established for the purpose of payment of pensions to those of the clergy who shall qualify and comply with the provisions of the Clergy Pension Plan established for retired clergymen of this Church. The sources of income for this fund are as follows: Father's Day collection for this purpose; the apportionment of the General Church Fund, and voluntary contributions and bequests made to the Fund.  (1986) SECTION 14. The Clergyman's Hospitalization Plan (either individual or group) is established for the purpose of payment of medical insurance premiums for those clergy who shall qualify and comply with the provisions of the Clergyman's Hospitalization Plan in accordance with the direction of the Supreme Council.  The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the apportionment of the General Church Fund and a payment of two-thirds of the Hospitalization Plan premium for the priest by the Parish, and voluntary contributions and bequests made to the fund. (1986) SECTION 15. The second Sunday of September is established as the Feast of Brotherly Love. A collection shall be taken up in each Parish for the support of The Manor at Waymart. The monies collected for this purpose shall be remitted by the Parishes through their Diocesan Bishops to the Treasurer of the Church within thirty (30) days. SECTION 16. All monies collected and received by a Parish Committee from the sources of income set forth in Section 3 of this Article XXI shall be paid quarterly to its Diocesan Bishop. (2002) SECTION 17. The Diocesan Bishop shall remit all monies due to this Church to the Treasurer of this Church within thirty (30) days, who shall give his receipt therefor. SECTION 18. The Prime Bishop shall appoint an Auditing Committee of three (3) members whose duty shall be to examine and audit the financial books and records of this Church and to annually render a summary of the Church's Funds to each member of the Supreme Council. SECTION 19. The Supreme Council shall establish a Finance Commission whose task will be to see to the performance of the enactments of the Synods pertaining to the securing of funds for the general purposes of this Church. The Commission shall consist of a chairman, secretary, treasurer and two members appointed by the Prime Bishop from among the members of the Supreme Council. SECTION 20. All funds designated for the general use of this Church are to be transferred through the office of the Prime Bishop where the Treasurer of this Church shall enter the same into the Church's financial books, and, once a year it will render a published record of the funds, which shall be sent to every Parish. SECTION 21. The Administrative Fund is a fund established  for general administrative uses and purposes. The sources of income for this Fund are as follows: the six (6%) percent levy; the apportionment  of  the  General  Fund  dues;  and  contributions  and bequests to the Fund.  (1982)(2006)
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