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Mission Support

We ask each congregation of the Virginia Synod to prayerfully consider our ministry partnership and then to complete the below mission Support Estimate of Giving form. Please return the form by the online form, by email to Richard Hoffman at hoffman@vasynod.org or by mail to the Virginia Synod Office by December 17.

The Mission Support Estimate of Giving is sent via email to serving Rostered Ministers, Treasurers, and Administrative assistants in the Virginia Synod to ensure these important forms are received by each congregation. The Synod Office requests that only one Mission Support form be submitted for each congregation. It’s important to discuss these forms among staff and with your Congregational Council to ensure that only one of each form is submitted to the Synod Office.

Virginia Synod Financial Forms and Resources

Obtaining a 501C3 Certification Letter

To initiate the Group Ruling Exemption process for your congregation or other ELCA entity or organization, please send an e-mail to 501c3@elca.org. Enter in the subject line, 501 (c) (3) Exempt Status, and send it. You will receive an automatic e-mail reply which states:

Please provide us with your entity name, address, city, state, and the Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) currently used for filing wage statements or quarterly reports with the IRS. Once it has been verified that this information is in the group ruling, a certification letter and attachments will be sent by PDF to your e-mail location. If there is any discrepancy with the information currently in the group ruling, an e-mail will be sent to your directly.

If there are any questions or problems, they may be addressed to:

Katharine English
Office of the Secretary
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631-4101
773-380-2401 or 800-638-3522, ext. 2401
773-380-2977 fax

Additional Financial Forms and Resources