Comments on: We Have Answers: St. George, 1898 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/ Where our past is never very long ago Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:51:50 +0000 hourly 1 By: Matt http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81892 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:42:55 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81892 Hi Ardis,

I think you just saved my “Tithing and Offerings” talk for Sacrament Meeting this Sunday. The paragraph with stock being turned out on the range is the perfect “humorous anecdote” for this topic.

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By: Maurine Ward http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81649 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 03:42:07 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81649 The reference to January 1908 in my last post came from Tom Alexander’s Mormonism in Transition, pp 100-101.

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By: Maurine Ward http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81647 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 03:33:27 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81647 In January 1908, the Presiding Bishopric and First Presidency announced that tithing and offerings were to be on a cash basis. There may have been a transitioning period while people became used to the new system. The donations in kind that are paid now, like lindberg says are in the manner of land, company stocks, valuable art, etc. I believe there are instructions to the stake presidents and maybe bishops about handling these items and even encouraging people to designate the church to receive these items as part of wills and estates.

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By: middle-aged Mormon Man http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81539 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:37:50 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81539 Interesting post. It had never even crossed my mind that a bishop might not be able to handle the donations in kind. I’m so glad I never had to deal with people showing up at my door with eggs, produce and live chickens. I don’t think my HOA would have appreciated it.

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By: The Other Clark http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81451 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:25:50 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81451 Kevinf–A blow-by blow account? very punny!

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By: lindberg http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81442 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 22:05:47 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81442 Not what y’all are thinking of, surely, but the Church does maintain a Donations in Kind office. They mostly handle direct donations of stocks (company shares, not the kind that says “moo”), bonds, securities, etc.

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81438 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:24:43 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81438 Prepare to take video. Maybe some of the sisters will be chased around by chickens with their heads cut off.

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By: kevinf http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81437 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:16:05 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81437 If you want, I can always get pictures to post up here, along with a blow by blow account!

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By: kevinf http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81436 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:14:50 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81436 It actually is going to be fairly well attended, just not by my wife, the RS president. I think they are, uh, correlating some 20 chickens at this point.

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2011/08/09/we-have-answers-st-george-1898/comment-page-1/#comment-81425 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 20:01:05 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=13191#comment-81425 kevinf, we’ll schedule a time in meeting this week for you to confess to the monstrous lie you just told. Surely there could have been no positive reactions to that planned activity!

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