SILVER SPRING, Md. --- Seventh-day Adventists have an opportunity to save significantly on their tithing expenses in 2016. The General Conference is giving every baptized member until the end of January to pay tithe at a reduced rate of 7% of their anticipated income provided they can pay for the entire year upfront.
"This is an opportunity to be an extra cheerful giver while saving a wad of cash," said Stewardship Department spokesperson Nichollin Dyme.
Critics of the new offer were quick to point out that between recovering from Christmas overspending and forking over a tithing lump sum, January could prove to be too much of a lean cow month for the average Adventist.
Dyme has so far held his ground: "You'll be OK. We have instructed our pastors to hold off on their more emotional offering appeals for church remodeling until people start getting their tax refunds."
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