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Question: What is the obligation of churches for unemployment compensation?

Answer: Churches are exempt and do not pay into nor are former employees eligible to receive it.  (Supporting Resource: IRS Publication)

Question: How do churches deal with guest ministers when it comes to weddings?

Answer: Have board adopted policy that articulates the distinction between the use of your building and your church’s theological understanding of appropriate wedding service content and let that guide your decision whether or not to allow guest clergy. Welcome spirit is one thing, allowing events in direct conflict with your theological positions is something else. (Supporting Resource: Wedding Policy 2010)

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