Information for Covid 19 & fusion
A Tax Break for those who Give
Here’s what’s new in the CARES Act relating to charitable contributions:
The 60% adjusted gross income limitation for cash charitable contributions is expanded to 100% of adjusted gross income for 2020.
Taxpayers can take up to $300 deduction for cash donations when they file their 2020 taxes in 2021.
The $300 deduction is available only to those who do not itemize. This is known as an “above-the-line” deduction and is an important incentive; only about 13% of taxpayers choose to itemize over the standard deduction.1
The limit on the deductibility of corporate contributions of cash made in 2020 has increased to 25% of net taxable income.
April 24, 2020 - What's new for churches from Gov. Polis
Please note: This was an email sent to Pastor Doug from the Faith Based leaders in Colorado.
First off, thanks for your engagement on these calls and your desire to connect with Governor Polis and his team. We had 725 faith leaders on the call earlier this week and many of you have commented on how valuable it was for you and your congregation. Here are a couple of things that the Governor wanted to restate for all of you who were on the call and for those who were not:
1. Churches should plan to continue online/virtual services through the end of May at a minimum.
2. Governor Polis and his team will give us as much lead time as possible when we are going to move into a new phase/order. When the time comes to move into the next phase, there will still be social distancing guidelines and gathering size restrictions in place. Those decisions will be data driven and the specific guidelines and timelines are not yet known.
3. Although everyone is encouraged to work from home if possible, guidelines for opening your church office on May 4th will be coming soon. These will be released during a press conference soon so keep your eyes open for that.
4. The Payroll Protection Program was just infused with another significant round of funding. If your church has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and you were not able to get a loan/grant in round one, you should get in touch with your bank or a bank immediately.
Finally, I know that a number of you are already participating in the Share The Stimulus initiative. This is a great way for churches to make an impact right now. Keep in mind that this site doesn’t collect money, it simply shares the vision and celebrates people that are being generous with part of their stimulus payments. If your church is interested in spreading the word on this, here is the link: sharethestimulus.org
From the State's COVID 19 Site:
During the Safer at Home level, gatherings in both public and private spaces of more than 10 people are prohibited. Places of worship are encouraged to continue providing access to services online or drive-up worship (as long as vehicles are turned off and not idling).
General guidelines for broadcasting services with a crew of 10 or fewer people
(See Public Health Order 20-24)
Follow all social/physical distancing requirements
● Direct those having symptoms of COVID-19-- as well as people who have had close contact with a person who
has symptoms like dry cough, chest tightness, and/or fever-- to refrain from participating in any aspect of
in-person services and stay at home at all times unless they need medical care.
● People must be at least 6 feet apart at all times while seated and standing.
○ Brainstorm virtual alternatives to handshaking, handholding, hugging, communion, passing the peace, etc.
○ Remember, the smaller the group, the larger the space, and the healthier the people are beforehand, the lower the risk of transmission.
● Those most at risk, including people over age 65 and anyone with a pre-existing immune or respiratory
condition, are urged to remain home at all times unless they need immediate medical care.
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● Consider providing hand sanitizer and tissues in convenient locations.
● Ensure attendees wear coverings (e.g., cloth mask or bandana) over their mouths and noses while attending
● Consider taking attendees’ temperatures and asking about signs of illness before admitting them into the place
of worship. Disallow individuals with elevated temperatures or signs of illness (coughing, runny nose, sneezing).
Clean and disinfect all surfaces before and after any in-person gathering.
Declarations for the CoVID 19 Virus
I will thrive no matter what happens. (Philippians 4:11-13)
My God is meeting all my emotional needs, financial needs, health
needs, protection needs, relational needs, strength needs, wisdom
needs, and every other need I have. (Philippians 4:19)
Because of my covenant with God, the coronavirus will not affect me or
my loved ones. (Psalm 91)
No weapon formed against me will prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)
I know what I am supposed to do and what I am not to do at this time.
I supernaturally bring physical healing to others. (Mark 16:17)
God’s people are humbling themselves, praying, and turning from their
wicked ways, and our land is being healed as a result. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
My prayers for our local and national leaders are bringing breakthrough,
wisdom, and peace. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
The name of Jesus is greater than the name of coronavirus. (Philippians
I do not worry about anything but in everything through prayer and
thanksgiving, I possess the peace of God which guards my heart and
mind in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
My prayers are positively influencing my nation concerning the
coronavirus. (James 5:17-18)
I am now incredibly arising and shining with love and solutions for the
world around me. (Isaiah 60:1)
No matter what happens, I will be ok. (Romans 8:28)
Because of God’s promises, I am participating right now in the divine
nature and escaping the corruption that is in the world. (2 Peter 1:4)
My love and service to others at this time is a powerful expression of
God’s love to everyone I meet. (I Corinthians 13)
Every time I speak to the mountain of coronavirus to be removed, it
decreases dramatically. (Mark 11:23)
In every situation I face, there is always a solution. (I Corinthians 10:13)
This season is an hour of great opportunity, supernatural provision, and breakthrough for me and those I am close to. (2 Kings 4:1-7)
God is comforting, strengthening, healing, and providing for those who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
I am experiencing increased levels of intimacy with the Lord at this time.
I am unaffected by the spirit of fear and am in perfect peace. (2 Timothy
I am a safe place for those around me, and my great faith covers and
encourages those experiencing fear. (Galatians 6:1)
The Spirit in me is greater than the spirit in the world. (1 John 4:4)
Because I am a follower of Jesus, I have the greatest gift of eternal life
right now. (John 3:16)
My God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He has delivered me
in the past, and He will deliver me in this also and make me a source of strength and peace to others. (1 Samuel 17:34-35)