National Association of Congregational Christian Churches:
The Messenger- October 10, 2017
On the Road 
Michael Chittum, Executive Director 

The month of October is filled with visits around the NACCC for me. I had the opportunity to visit with the Gomer Congregational Church in Ohio for the 100th Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh Sacred Singing Festival), on October 1. Over the weekend of October 13-15, I will be with the churches of the Iowa-Nebraska Association, meeting at the Berwick Congregational Church for their Fall gathering. While there, I will present a workshop on: Becoming A Healthy Church. The following weekend, Oct. 20-21, I will be in attendance at the Michigan Conference of Congregational Churches, which is holding its Fall meeting at Mt. Hope CC in Livonia, MI. Then, I will be preaching at the Olivet Congregational Church on Oct. 22 and the Faith Community Church in Franklin, WI on Oct. 29.

It is a privilege for me to meet the members of our NACCC churches across the country. I always enjoy hearing from folks about their churches and their view of the work of the NACCC to support the ministry of our local churches. 

Asociacion Civil Cristiana Congregational Mission, in Argentina, celebrating Mother's day at last Sundays (Oct 8th) worship service.
Consider a Gift to the NACCC from Your IRA
Debby Fulton, Director of Development & Communications

Those of you who are age 70½ or older can make gifts directly from your IRA accounts to your favorite charity without paying federal income tax on the withdrawal. Those of you who wish to make a gift to benefit the NACCC may find this avenue appealing. Below  are some of the specifics:
  • Donors must be age 70½ or older.
  • Donors must request a direct transfer of funds from their plan administrator to a qualified public charity.
  • You may give up to $100,000 per year. 
  • Distributions made under this law can be used to satisfy the donor's required minimum distribution (RMD). The rollover allows for a charitable gift to fulfill the RMD without adding to tax liability.
  • Donors can exclude the distribution from income on their federal tax returns. If they do, they will not receive a charitable income tax deduction.

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