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Click donate button above to contribute and see menu below to select an earmark if so inclined.  And, since this is a "Pass The Basket" opportunity, this page houses mystery bonus blessing opportunities for contributors who don't disclaim their blessing and also upon request without donating because everyone deserves a mystery bonus blessing if they ask for it or otherwise have it coming.  Priest John Ball opposed tithing and called for an end to tithes to the Catholic Church in the 14th century.  But, if you support the church (including mission) or just wish to send Rev. Angela Smith a message with a donation that will be acknowledged including amount publicly at https://www.cope.church/fellowship.htm so everyone knows your opinion based on the value of your donation or selected earmark, here's how donations will be interpreted [Special Note: Donations for less than $1 cannot be contributed online and must be received in person or mailed to: COPE/Rev. Angela Smith (payable to either, but include COPE Donation in memo field if payable to Rev. Smith), 126 SW 148th St, Ste C100-422, Seattle, WA 98166-1984.  All donations are appreciated and help us practice and promote truth and virtue including assisting victims of crimes/torts and consumer advocacy through church and mission services]:

SUGGESTED GIFT AMOUNT/MESSAGE & MEANING MEANING
$609 only once/$1.50 monthly in perpetuity (Bezos/Amazon Matching Gifts) In 2020, Jeff Bezos is estimated to have a net economic worth of $200 billion.  Taking what in some respects Rev. Smith sees as an unreasonable notion of what social equality means and symbolically divvying up his wealth equally and evenly to every individual American right now (2020) would equate to approximately $609 per person if Mr. Bezos were to do that so we can all have an equal $609 share of Mr. Bezos' wealth including Bezos.  So, to arguably match Bezos, donate $609.  Or, you can actually match Amazon's monthly reciprocity in perpetuity by setting your gift of $1.50 to be a recurring monthly gift to COPE/HEAL Mission.  Earmark: Church Supplies via Amazon (which will also help fund animal welfare an essential component of the mission objectives.) [Yes, this church supports capitalism and charitable giving which is often complimentary and not at odds with each other.] 
$0 + Feedback Res Ipsa Loquitur: The Feedback will speak for itself as to meaning.
$1.00/$0.02* (I Hate HEAL/COPE Contribution) I hate HEAL Mission and the Church Of Philosophical Exploration.  I wish they didn't exist.  And, I'll be surprised if I get recognition for my "proverbial 2 cents" on the "Fellowship" page.  Probably for "followers" only.  Such is the sentiment of those enrolled in the Conversion Program and Placed on the False Prophets watch-list.  Evidence of the hate is available on the Feedback page which includes virtual protests.  [COPE Note: All donors will be thanked, including haters, on the Fellowship page and qualify for any active bonus blessing opportunities.] Earmark: COPE Conversion Program/HEAL Mission
$662,500/$0.38   (Poe/Foster Genius Contribution) Edgar Allan Poe and the Poe Genius Contribution is split and #TaoFu as an option featured here.  The higher amount is based on the highest amount one of his original publications sold at auction for by Christie's.  And, the lower amount is the money Stephen Foster had at the time of his death which is featured on the same information page showing Poe died in utter poverty here.  This particular donation sends the message that you support social equality and recognize genius regardless of economic position.  Earmark: Venue and/or Mobile Church Service Accessibility/Availability
$25.00/$0.25  (#TaoFu Joker/#TaoFu Harvey Dent Contribution) I'm a fan of the #TaoFu character shorts/morality plays mostly on Twitter but also featured on the church site.  #TaoFu I say: "I understand why #TaoFu Harvey Dent is $0.25, but, why $25 for #TaoFu Joker?"  #TaoFu Joker says: "Obviously, everyone knows I'm worth 100 Harvey Dents at the very least.  It's an honor to be so recognized and valued."  [The best #TaoFu short in Rev. Smith's opinion to date on 8/13/21 is available here: https://twitter.com/heal247/status/1426226478685986817  Earmark: #TaoFu Short and Morality/Mystery Play Development and Delivery
$51.50  (Basket Case Contribution) Rev. Angela Smith is crazy and/or should be institutionalized.  Earmark: Petty Cash 
$420/$4.20  (Are You High Or Am I Contribution) #TaoFu is cool.  I dig Wycliffites.  Earmark: More Youtube Videos.
$3,412.75/$9.35 (James Dean Forever Contribution) I'm a fan of James Dean too.  I know he was a member of the Friends' Church/Quakers.  When he started out as a Production Assistant/equivalent behind the scenes at the game show "Beat the Clock", he likely earned $9.35/day.  I respect his work ethic and COPE's.  Earmark: Virtual Cemetery Management and Maintenance.
$31.48 (Pink Floyd "The Wall" Contribution) I expressly wish for my gift of $31.48 (reported value of the vinyl album "The Wall" by Pink Floyd on 8/20/20 via Amazon) to go towards construction and maintenance of the church, both virtual and material.  #AnotherBrickInTheWall  Earmark: Church Building Fund (Virtual and Material)
$456.25  (Aficionado Contribution) I'm an in-kind contributor and into reverse tithing to help support the art of the church in a #TaoFu way.  (I'm donating anonymously or not?  Am I an official Honorary Proselytizer?) Earmark: Namaste Reciprocity
$20.25/$0.60 (Wycliffite Contribution) In 14th century England, the average annual salary or wages of one adult man was $0.60 which is the equivalent of $20.25 today.  And, in 14th century England those wages were taxed at roughly 30% leaving one adult man (even if providing for spouse and children) with $0.40 in the 14th century to cover all living expenses at the time which would be $13.50 today. 

Actual unemployment rate in US in 2016: 17.77%.  Actual unemployment rate in US in 2019: 19.19%

Without a written message or direct communication as to meaning, my donation is the mystery.  Rev. Angela Smith can meditate on that.  No Earmark.
$25.00/$30.00 (#TaoFu Silver/Judas Contribution) Matthew 26:15 (Wycliffite Bible): "and seide to hem, What wolen ye yyue to me, and Y schal bitake hym to you?  And thei ordeyneden to hym thretti pans of siluer."  [Rev. Angela Smith's translation of the above passage from middle to modern American English: "And said to them, what will you give to me, and I shall betray him to you?  And they gave him thirty pounds of silver."] Given the passage was written in English, that would be roughly the equivalent of $30 US.  And, if you don't specify, the Judas contribution will not be assumed based on value, but, if you choose #TaoFu Joker/#TaoFu Harvey Dent from the program menu, that earmark will apply and won't be recognized as a Judas contribution.  The $25 is because the 25th is the silver anniversary and will only be recognized as #TaoFu Silver if donated on the 25th day of any given month which will be counted towards future bonus blessing opportunities.  However, the earmark on the $30/Judas (you have to make note because earmark not provided in drop down menu) contribution will go towards public records requests, research, and investigative reporting at the church and mission.
SMYSTERY BONUS BLESSING OPPORTUNITY #1S
GET YOUR PROMETHEUS-THEMED MYSTERY BONUS BLESSING: For a limited time and while supplies last, with your donation or just for the asking, get a Prometheus-themed mystery bonus blessing that enlightens and illuminates in a practical way. Be warmly educated and lightly informed.  Ask rev@cope.church for your Prometheus-themed mystery bonus blessing and provide your mailing address.  If you choose to donate and do not wish to receive the Prometheus-themed blessing, please make note of that or let COPE know you prefer the church pay your blessing forward to someone less fortunate. The Prometheus-themed mystery bonus blessing is designed by Rev. Angela Smith and made in Tennessee (USA).  [Limited to 2500 Prometheus-themed mystery bonus blessings.  Potential collectible since there will be more mystery bonus blessing events in the future.  Limit one Prometheus-themed mystery bonus blessing per donor or charitable request while supplies last.  End of this opportunity will be posted here when limit is reached.  Bless you.] 
CAT LOVERS BONUS BLESSING 
Regardless of earmark and whether one is chosen or not, all who gift $7 or more to COPE (including HEAL Mission) are eligible to receive the Cat Lovers Bonus Blessing.  The Cat Lovers Bonus Blessing is a handcrafted toy for cats made by Rev. Minister Angela Smith with love with materials made in the USA (specifically NJ, GA, & PA) for the special kitty or kitties in your life.  Please include in the note with your gift of $7 or more that you wish to receive the Cat Lovers Bonus Blessing for your cat(s) and shipping address unless seizing the opportunity at an in-person event where you can take the blessing with you after service.  If you choose this bonus blessing and would like to pay it forward, write "Pay It Forward" in any memo field or note and instead of receiving a cat toy, one will be donated to local Puget Sound Area shelters and sanctuaries (for an adoption starter kit bonus blessing or those waiting for forever homes). [If you send Rev. Minister Angela Smith a photo of your cat with the bonus blessing toy, it will be featured on the site with your consent of course.]
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Like the Prometheus-themed Mystery Bonus Blessing, this one is also a free gift with any donation or just for the asking (if you accept delivery of the Just For Fun bonus blessing online in the form of a .pdf).  If you'd like your astrological birth chart generated by Rev. Angela Smith through Expert Astrologer with detailed report on the meaning Expert Astrologer gives to the chart itself e-mailed to you as a .pdf (11 pages usually), make note that you'd like one with your gift to the church and mission or your message to rev@cope.church while providing your full birthday (Month/Day/Year), time of birth (hour:minute and AM or PM), location of your birth (city/state/province/country), and you shall receive that via e-mail.  You will find two such reports at #12 at https://www.cope.church/goodshepherd.htm .  The ARE Press one is not an example of what you will receive, but, the one at https://www.cope.church/amsastro.pdf is an example of what to expect.  For another example, see https://www.cope.church/jokerastro2.pdf .  Thank you for your support! 
COZY COMFORT BONUS BLESSING
Like the Cat Lovers Bonus Blessing, this one is a free gift for you or that you can pay forward to the less fortunate with any gift of $25 or more to COPE (including HEAL Mission).  You will receive or have authority to pay forward to the homeless a scarf made with love (and yarn) by Rev. Angela Smith (colors and sizes may vary) if you specify your desire for said bonus blessing and instructions for delivery at time of giving.  Thank you for your generosity!  Namaste!
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*I HATE COPE/HEAL $0.02 CONTRIBUTION DETAILS:

Any donations made that are less than $1 must be given in person or mailed to the church.  That includes the $0.02 "I HATE COPE/HEAL" donation or 2 cent donation expressing your hate for HEAL/COPE.  COPE has a special receptacle for hate donations which is featured here.  Only the $0.02 hate will be populating the receptacle and donations of any other amount (with exception of $1 exactly unless hate is expressly disclaimed with the donation) will not be recognized as hate, but simply support of the Conversion Program/Watch-List.  Right now, you can see here the hate receptacle is empty.  Only you can change that.  An alternative is to send an Amazon e-gift card to rev@cope.church for exactly $1 without disclaiming the hate should you wish to express hate rather than disclaim it.  All gifts of amounts other than $0.02 or $1 exactly will not be recognized as hate, but, as evidence of your virtue (generosity, respect, consideration, reciprocity).  Namaste.

(Donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt for your gift/contribution.  If you wish to be recognized "anonymously", expressly state that and any public recognition will be to "Anonymous" for your contributions.  While COPE strives for full transparency to lead by example, those who disagree in the Wycliffite and/or American spirit of privacy will have your wishes honored and respected.  For full details on tax exempt status of COPE Ministries, visit https://www.cope.church/support.htm and scroll down to bottom of page.  A donation is a contribution is a gift.  And, as with all churches, faith-based, and/or secular nonprofits your gifts show your support for spreading the word and helping others.  Thank You.)

Attention: For your annual tax return(s), you can have a charitable deduction of up to $300 made during the tax year, even if you don't itemize. The gift must go directly to charity in cash rather than to a donor-advised fund or private foundation. Otherwise, you generally need to itemize to take the charitable deduction, which fewer people do since the standard deduction doubled a few years ago. You can enter your $300 charitable deduction when you eFile your return on eFile.com and it will show on line 10b of your Form 1040.  So, line 10b of your Form 1040 for future reference and no more than $300 claimed to: For tax purposes you may need to state on returns the donation was to Church Of Philosophical Exploration Ministries, 126 SW 148th St, Ste C100-422, Seattle, WA 98166-1984, https://www.cope.church , WA SOS UBI #604 563 135.  Source.

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