Hope your new year is off to a good start. Here are a few brief items as we start 2020:
- The 2020 All Boards Meeting is scheduled for January 23-25 (Thursday-Saturday) at Fellowship FWB Church in Bryan. The schedule is being finalized for that meeting. If you are a board member, please contact your chairman to make sure you have the details of the schedule for your board’s activities.
- The 2020 State Meeting is schedule for June 2-3 (Tuesday-Wednesday) at Lakehills FWB Church in Cedar Park. We will have more details (schedule, hotel reservations, etc.) to release after the All Boards Meeting, so mark your calendars and stay tuned.
- The IRS announced that the standard mileage rates for business use of a car, van, pickup truck or panel truck in 2020 will be 57.5 cents per mile (down one half of a cent from 2019).
- Finally, this is one more reminder that state and national dues increased beginning January 1. Delegates at the 2018 National Convention approved a recommendation to raise representation fees to $175 in 2020 and $200 in 2025. These are the per-church fees that are sent through the State Office to the National Office. In addition, our state representation fees are set to be equal to the national fees, so the per-church fees for state dues will also rise accordingly. Thus, beginning January 1, 2020, the national dues will be $175 per church and the state dues will be $175 per church (a total of $350 per church per year). Those dues do not have to be paid in a single transaction (they can be spread out over multiple months if a church’s budget or financial condition requires smaller payments), and you can contact State Treasurer John Davis or me if you need more information on this.
As always, let me know if you have any questions.
Moderator/State Office Coordinator
Texas State Association of Free Will Baptists
P.O. Box 2716
Bryan, TX 77805-2716