Please keep in mind the following deadlines for contributions credited to the 2011 tax year.

Investment Securities Transfers:  Transfer completed by midnight on December 31, 2011.

Cash & check contributions-delivered:  Received at the office no later than Noon on December 30, 2011 or placed in the December 31, 2011 5:00 PM mass collection. (There are no office hours on December 31st.)

Cash & check contributions-mailed:  Postmarked no later than midnight on December 31, 2011.

Credit Card contributions: Requests for processing must be received at the office no later than Noon on December  30, 2011. (The IRS requires that transactions must be completed by December 31, 2011.  (Because of holiday office hours, we have set the December 30th noon deadline.)

Remember, dropping contributions into the offering plate on Sunday, January 1, 2012 with a 12/31/11 date on the check DOES NOT  qualify. The IRS is very firm about this. It is important that we follow the IRS rules in order to maintain our tax exempt status.  Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, contact Renelda Hushka, CPA, Accounting & Payroll Manager, at (701)232-2414 or

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