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Frequently Asked Questions

Audio
Are recordings of church services available?

Audio recordings of Sunday services are available on Compact Discs (CDs).

Please submit a question using the Contact form or leave a message on the church answering machine.

Church Calendar
How to have my birthday or anniversary included on the calendar or removed from the calendar?

Send an Email Message requesting the inclusion or removal using the form on the Contact page.

 

How can I get a copy of the church calendar?

You can download a current copy of the church calendar from our Calendar page. A password is required. Each January, a few printed church calendars are available on the table at the back of the church. The calendar is updated multiple times during the year. The latest version is always available online. 

Church Sales
When are the church sales held during the year?

There are sales in the spring,and winter on a Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

                   

In 2024, the sales will be (tentative) on

  • April 20 (Clothing & Accessories Sale)

  • November 9 (Christmas Holiday Sale  & Luncheon).  Also, new hand-knit/sewn items.

Food Shelf
What types of items should be donated?
  • Grocery store items

    • Canned goods

    • Frozen chickens & turkeys

    • Non-perishable foods

    • Household supplies

    • Other generally useful items

  • Make sure items have not expired

  • All items must be unopened

 

When may grocery items be donated?

Grocery items can be donated at any time of the year.

 

How do I donate grocery items?

You may bring items to the church before any service. The deacons will accept your donation.

Otherwise, call the church answering machine and leave your name and phone number.

 

May I make a cash donation instead of grocery items?

You may write a check and place it in the collection plate.

Please be sure to annotate on the check "Food Pantry Donation."

Monetary/Stock Donations
What is the process to obtain a box of church donation envelopes?

Speak to the church treasurer or submit a question using the Contact form.

What is the process to donate appreciated stock to the church?

Speak to the church treasurer or submit a question using the Contact form.

 

See IRS Publication 526 - Charitable Contributions

 

What is the process to obtain a written acknowledgment acceptable to the IRS for donations by check?

Speak to the church treasurer or submit a question using the Contact form.

 

See IRS Publication 526 - Charitable Contributions

 

Abstract from IRS Publication 526 - Page 17:

Cash Contributions
Cash contributions include those paid by cash, check, electronic funds transfer, debit card, credit card, or payroll deduction.

You can't deduct a cash contribution, regardless of the amount, unless you keep one of the following.
1. A bank record that shows the name of the qualified organization, the date of the contribution, and the amount of the contribution. Bank records may include:

a. A canceled check,

b. A bank or credit union statement, or

c. A credit card statement.

2. A receipt (or a letter or other written communication) from the qualified organization showing the name of the organization, the date of the contribution, and the amount of the contribution.
3. The payroll deduction records described next.

 

Contributions of $250 or More

You can claim a deduction for a contribution of $250 or more only if you have an acknowledgment of your contribution from the qualified organization or certain payroll deduction records.

If you made more than one contribution of $250 or more, you must have either a separate acknowledgment for each or one acknowledgment that lists each contribution and the date of each contribution and shows your total contributions.

 

What is the process to obtain a written acknowledgment acceptable to the IRS for items or services purchased for the church as a donation?

Speak to the church treasurer or submit a question using the Contact form.

See IRS Charitable Contributions Publication 526

 

If I occasionally attend the Grassy Hill Church, may I place my Flanders Baptist and Community Church donation envelope in their collection plate?

If you attend a service at the Grassy Hill Church, you may give your donation envelope to Rev. Scott separately to pass along to the Flanders church treasurer.

Support Groups
Do Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings take place at the church?

A.A. Meetings at the church:

  • Tuesday              7:00pm Open      Beginners Design for Living Group

  • Wednesday      12:00pm Open     Beginner's Step Group

  • Wednesday        7:00pm Open     As Bill Sees It Group

  • Sunday                7:00pm Closed  12 Steps to Recovery Group

Nonalcoholic guests are welcome at “open” AA meetings. Attendance at “closed” meetings is limited to those who are alcoholic or think they may have a drinking problem. At meetings, AA members share their recovery experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem, and give person-to person services or “sponsorship” to the alcoholics coming to A.A. The A.A. program, as set forth in the Twelve Steps to recovery, offers the alcoholic an opportunity to develop a satisfying way of life free from alcohol. More information at ct-aa.org.

Weddings & Funerals
Do you have to be a church member to have either a wedding or funeral at the church?

You do not have to be a church member.

 

Weddings

 

Funerals

  • Tell the funeral director that you would like the services of Rev. Jean-Fritz Guerrier or Rev. Alan Scott

 

Church Basement
May I have a gathering at the church?

Please submit a question using the Contact form to see if the church schedule can accommodate your needs. There are some scheduled activities in the church basement which may conflict. The church basement is in use and unavailable:

  • Every Sunday morning and evening

  • Every Tuesday evening

  • Every Wednesday afternoon and evening

  • Every Thursday evening

  • For several days before and the day of our church sales (listed above in the Church Sales section)

 

No alcohol or use of tobacco-related products is allowed in the church or on church property.

Audio
Church Calendar
Church Sales
Food Shelf
Monetary/Stock Donations
Support Groups
Weddings & Funerals
Basement
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