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A True Church
According to U.S. Tax Code, “a church, its integrated auxiliaries, and conventions and associations of the church are excluded from taxation.”1 Section 508(c) of the Internal Revenue Code provides that churches are not required to apply for recognition of Section 501(c)(3) status in order to be exempt from federal taxation or to receive tax-deductible contributions. Churches are automatically exempt from Federal income tax, and contributions to churches are deductible by donors under section 170. “By establishing its exemption, potential contributors are assured by the [Internal Revenue] Service that contributions will be deductible.”2
Churches, according to the IRS and Federal government, are exempt from seeking 501(c)3) status and are automatically considered tax exempt.3
1United States Code, Title 26, § 508(c)(1)(A)
2IRS publication number 557
3IRS publication number P1828, see page 3, section “Recognition of Tax-Exempt” Status
Our detailed "Going to the Periphery" book is available to prospective philanthropic organizations or individuals by request.
The Pastoral Center is the sacramental presence of Sacred Wandering, Inc., a registered "CHURCH" entity with the Internal Revenue Service with the EIN 20-2599887. The Pastoral Center operates exclusively for religious purposes within the meaning of § 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
For more information, read the IRS Response Letter Regarding Donations in response to our inquiry about tax-exempt statuses. For more information on Church Tax Exemptions, please read: Tax Guide for Churches & Religious Organizations – 2015 – IRS Publication 1828.
Help Support Our Mission
Thank you so much for your incredible gift! No matter the amount, when you donate financially we are immediately able to make a difference in people’s lives.
Checks should be made out to “Sacred Wandering” and can be mailed to or dropped off at:
10134 N Port Washington Road, Suite G
Mequon, WI. 53092-5700
In-Kind donations are tangible goods including things like candles, computers, books, cars, furniture, and church and/or office supplies. Goods may also be intangible, such as advertising, legal services, and other needed services. Goods may be used, surplus, or new.
In-Kind values are determined by “Fair Value” and are always corroborated with the person making the donation.
Generally considered an “In-Kind” donation, donating real estate can provide years of financial security for our programs and ministries. We are looking for old schools, hotels, or even farms that we can convert to a fully running center.
Perhaps the most overlooked, but desperately needed is prayer. Our programs would not exist if it weren’t for the unending prayers of our patrons and parishioners.
Thank you for thinking of us and for keeping us in your heart. We ask the Creator to hear your prayers and bring them to fruition!
How Your Support Helps
Rent Assistance for Low Income Individuals and families.
Free Mental Health Counseling for Individuals and families with no insurance.
Free Workshops for Low Income Individuals.
Our Sacramental Mission Continues With Your Support.