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Developing an emergency operations plan for your church

by John Litzler on January 24, 2022 in Church Office

How can we “expect the unexpected?”

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Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program Extended to Cover Church Employees

by John Litzler and Tammy Tervooren on August 26, 2021 in News

Churches now qualify as public service employers under the Public Services Loan Forgiveness program.

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Governor Abbott announces end of mask mandate and other COVID-19 policies

by John Litzler on March 4, 2021 in COVID-19

Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that, “it is now time to open Texas 100%.”

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Churches Weigh Options as Important Nov. 16 Deadline in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Approaches

by John Litzler on October 26, 2020 in News

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the oldest and largest youth organizations in America. Founded in 1910, BSA grew to 2.6 million members in 2013. Many of these members participated in local boy scout troops that did not own a building in which to hold meetings.

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Governor Abbott issues facemask order among other changes

by John Litzler on July 9, 2020 in News

On Thursday, July 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation amending Executive Order GA-28 (“GA-28”). GA-28 was originally put in place on June 26, but the increase of COVID-19 cases across the state led to the governor giving increased authority to local officials to regulate gatherings. At the same time, Gov. Abbott also issued a new executive order, Executive Order GA-29 (“GA-29”). GA-29 does not supersede GA-28, but provides new regulations in addition to GA-28. In other words, both GA-28 and GA-29 are governing orders, and both remain in effect. Texans must comply with both.

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act eases loan forgiveness restrictions

by John Litzler on June 9, 2020 in COVID-19

On Friday, June 5, President Trump signed a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reform bill into law, which will ease the restrictions on PPP loan forgiveness.

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Nueva Orden Ejecutiva permite el reanudar campamentos y escuelas bíblicas en Texas

by John Litzler on May 22, 2020 in COVID-19

Las iglesias deben considerar en oración si lo que es permitido es también lo que es correcto.

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New Executive Order allows for return of camps and Bible schools in Texas

by John Litzler on May 22, 2020 in COVID-19

Churches should prayerfully consider if the permissible action is also the right action.

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Empleados de iglesia pueden ser elegibles para beneficios de desempleo bajo la Ley CARES

by John Litzler on May 8, 2020 in Es Relaunch

PUA proveerá una cantidad de beneficio semanal que es similar a la que el individuo recibiría si cualificara para compensación regular por desempleo.

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Church employees could be eligible for unemployment benefits under CARES Act

by John Litzler on May 8, 2020 in Relaunch

PUA will provide a Weekly Benefit Amount that is the same as what the individual would have received had he or she qualified for regular unemployment compensation.

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