THE CHURCH OF PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLORATION (A.K.A. COPE MINISTRIES) PRESENTS:

THE VIRTUAL WALL OF INSPIRED FELLOWSHIP

Rev. Minister Angela Smith recognizes Priest John Ball and John Wycliffe as founding fathers of the Church Of Philosophical Exploration postmortem (we use postmortem because we recognize the humanity of the dearly departed regardless of mortal coil) resulting somewhat by inspiration from the Mormon Church as strange as that may sound to some.  You may know that the Mormon Church claims Martin Luther King, Jr. as a member subsequent to his passing.  If not, that's the basis of said recognition of Priest John Ball and John Wycliffe as founding fathers of this church.  This page displays both our Founding Fathers, Founding Mother (Rev. Minister Angela Smith), all Honorary Proselytizers who choose to officially publicly disclose our fellowship, and donor recognition.  (Remind you of "Lord of the Rings"?  #MeToo)

     
FOUNDING FATHER:
(PAINTING OF) PRIEST JOHN BALL
SOURCE: https://spartacus-educational.com/YALDballJ.htm
FOUNDING FATHER:
JOHN WYCLIFFE: THEOLOGIAN, BIBLICAL TRANSLATOR, PHILOSOPHER, PROFESSOR AT OXFORD  SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wycliffe
FOUNDING MOTHER: Reverend Minister Angela Smith, for more info, start at Good Shepherd, just check my credentials, and/or support in good faith..

[IMPORTANT TWITTER THREAD]

OFFICIAL HONORARY PROSELYTIZERS
(coming soon)

 

DONOR RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION
[Special Note: Some donors support the mission but may worship at another church to which they tithe or where they might prefer honorary proselytizer status.  COPE is ecumenical and welcomes all donors regardless of affiliation with any other church, temple, mosque, synagogue, or House of God. ]

 
THANK YOU
BRET T.
FOR DONATING $150
ON 4/13/20
THANK YOU
BEVERLY C.
FOR DONATING $5
ON 5/5/20
CLICK ABOVE TO DONATE AND BE RECOGNIZED HERE UNLESS YOU'D PREFER NOT TO!  (Herman Melville "Bartleby the Scrivener" reference) *IN THE EVENT YOU DONATE AND DO NOT WISH FOR ANY PUBLIC RECOGNITION, EXPRESSLY STATE THAT YOU WISH YOUR DONATION TO BE ANONYMOUS OR REQUEST WE REMOVE THE PUBLIC RECOGNITION IF A MISUNDERSTANDING HAS OCCURRED REGARDING YOUR WISHES.  Tax ID and Tax Deduction info available at bottom of page here and included with personalized receipt. THANK YOU
ANONYMOUS DONOR
FOR DONATING $500
ON 4/15/20
COPE also currently recognizes in-kind donations by HEAL Mission volunteers for their service to God (and the church) by in part exemplifying the spirit and directive of this proverb: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9 
COPE also currently recognizes in-kind donations of inspirational art provided by inspirational artists as having a current minimum total annual value estimated at $45,625. 
THANK YOU
MICHAEL P.
FOR DONATING $250
ON 6/30/20
With in-kind donations as those referenced directly above, it is customary for the donors to set the value.  So, while the church has modestly estimated the annual value of the inspirational art provided at a minimum total of $45,625 (which is 10% of what the arguable value of said donations is at this time depending on how calculated, so an equivalent of a typical tithe and shows modesty on part of the contributing inspirational artists), the actual value is determined by the artists and/or volunteers, depending on subject reference, themselves at tax time and if $5,000 or greater annually objectively reviewed by an IRS tax appraiser.  And, the church currently estimates mission volunteer in-kind donations to be a minimum total of $31,937.50 which is based on equitable recognition for all in-kind donations so as to treat everyone equally in the spirit of Founding Father Priest John Ball.  With cash (including checks, online, and cash) donations, so far in 2020 we've received $905 in total cash donations.  To maintain just the websites and phone systems for the church and mission services which include responding to and providing virtual sanctuary for victims and survivors of institutionalized abuse and human trafficking to assist with reporting and support, it is $1800 (fluctuates but last estimate based on monthly expenses was $1788 for the year for those services alone).  Our annual fundraising goal is $12,750 and subject to change depending on poverty guidelines such as those shown here: https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines So, please know all donations are welcome whether in-kind or of a monetary nature. 
Thank You.


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