20 Congregations in the Eastern Synod Central Toronto Ministry Area: Working together, creating a vibrant church relevant in our communities

Treasurers Workshop Saturday 26 October

ATTENTION! Congregational treasurers, financial secretaries, finance committee members, church council members, pastors and others

Taking on responsibilities for congregational financial matters isn’t easy!  This job is even tougher if you haven’t received any recent training or if you aren’t aware of a variety of resources that are available to assist you. Help is on the way!  Through funding provided by The Lay Ministry Education Fund, the Eastern Synod is offering a series of regional workshops covering a wide variety of financial matters.

Workshops will be conducted by Keith Myra, Eastern Synod Treasurer

Each workshop will start at 10:00 a.m. (registration begins at 9:30a.m.)

Coffee and light refreshments will be available in the morning and a light lunch will be provided at noon

Each workshop will conclude by 3:00 p.m.

Registration, including lunch, is free

  • The regulatory environment that governs congregations and other Canadian registered charities
  • Key responsibilities of the treasurer, financial secretary, church council and others as they pertain to financial matters
  • Key financial controls
  • Ensuring that congregational employees are paid correctly
  • Ensuring adherence to ELCIC Group Services’ pension and benefit plans
  • Administering special purpose funds and their restrictions
  • Regulations and other considerations governing congregational investments
  • Property, liability and other congregational insurance coverage
  • Year-end tax reporting (e.g. T4 and T4A slips)
  • Completing CRA’s annual Charity Information Return (T3010)
  • Issuing charitable donation receipts
  • Developing the congregational budget
  • Reporting financial information to the church council and congregation
  • Year-end financial audit/review requirements
  • Building rentals
  • Cemeteries