A number of questions have been asked concerning "Herbert W. Armstrong" and "Worldwide Church of God" donation and receipts. We would like to clarify the matter for everyone. You may want to share the following information with your congregations:

   1. Checks made out to "Worldwide Church of God"

   As you know, Mr. Armstrong has asked that all donations to the Work be made payable to "Herbert W. Armstrong" and sent to Tucson for processing. However, some are still making their checks out to "Worldwide Church of God" and sending them to Tucson. These "WCG" checks cannot be deposited in Tucson and are forwarded to Pasadena for processing. Any checks of this type will be acknowledged on "Worldwide Church of God" receipts.

   2. Checks made out to "Herbert W. Armstrong"

   All checks should be made payable to "Herbert W. Armstrong" and mailed to Tucson. However, in March when the critical need arose to raise $1,000,000 for a bond to stay the receivership, all checks — whether made to HWA or the WCG — were kept in Pasadena. (Both HWA and WCG checks can be deposited in Pasadena, but only HWA checks can be deposited in Tucson). The "Special Offering" donation which appears on Worldwide Church of God receipts dated March 1979 refers to this offering for the Bond.

   NOTE: Some local churches turned in one large check for the entire congregation. Receipts to individual contributors in these situations may be delayed until donations are clarified.

   3. Separate Accounts

   We must keep separate accountings for the WCG Pasadena and HWA Tucson contributions. Separate HWA Tucson receipts will be sent to everyone who sends money there. The "year-to-date" totals on HWA Tucson receipts will NOT list any contributions receipted by the WCG.

   4. Delays In Receiving Receipts

   Some members have expressed concern over not receiving receipts for tithes and offerings they have sent since earlier this year. All "Worldwide Church of God" checks have continued to be receipted on a month1.y basis, However, because of the increased workload, many "Herbert W. Armstrong" checks sent to Tucson are merely late in being acknowledged. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding.

   We hope the above points will help to clarify any misunderstandings that have arisen in the area of donations and receipts.

Richard Rice, Mail Processing Center

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Pastor General's ReportApril 17, 1979Vol 3 No. 13