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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tithing, Dues, Pledges and Your House of Worship


No matter which God you worship, your religious community is probably always just a little bit hurting for funds - and constantly in search of a better way to collect a little bit more a bit more often.

Part of the reason I wanted to write about how houses of worship get paid for in my column this weekend is that I hoped that readers would come here to share what's worked in their community. My hunch is that we can learn a lot from each other, even if we don't all share the same beliefs.

Sure, every religion has its share of shame and scandal and poor stewardship of funds. But that's not relevant to the discussion of the most practical way for those whose faith persists to make sure their grandchildren can worship in the same place they do someday.