Official Documents for the First Kingdom Church of Asphodel
Any member of Asphodel may see any of the legal or financial documentation of Asphodel by making a request of the Clerk (Joshua) either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at Cauldron Farm by telephone at 978-928-4198 or mail at 12 Simonds Hill Road, Hubbardston, MA 01452. Josh will do his best to translate legal-ese to English for you if you are really interested.
As a legal entity, Raven Kaldera is president of The First Kingdom Church
of Asphodel, and Tannin, Wintersong and Vinnie form the Board of Directors.
Vinnie is the treasurer, and Joshua is the clerk. The Board of Directors
forms the core of the Church Council which meets with Raven to determine church policy.
In September 6th, 2004, Asphodel filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
to be recognized as a religious non-profit corporation. The record of that filing can be obtained from the
Website of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, through their
Corporate Database Search Page. Our corporate identification number is 000875800. For tax purposes, we obtained a federal EIN, which is 20-4846598.
In June of 2006, with the approval of the church council, the Clerk filed as a church for 501c3
status (tax exempt non-profit) with the IRS. As indicated on Form 1023, churches are exempt from the requirement to file with the IRS to receive tax-exempt status under section 501c3, being granted tax-exempt status automatically under that section, but filing is often advised for groups who whish to confirm their status as a church with a government
office. There is no one set legal guideline for determining when a group is legally a church, and the status of minority religious organizations is often ambiguous. In April 2007, the IRS approved this 501(c)3 paperwork, retroactive to September 2004, and sent us this letter.
Articles of Organization - The paperwork filed to organize Asphodel as a legal entity.
Charter of Faith - a document detailing the beliefs of the Asphodel tradition.
Constitution - the overall structure and policies of Asphodel.
Bylaws - a document detailing church policies.
Financial Records - Summary of monetary donations and expenses.
Financial Records Policy - details reimbursements and receipts.
Conflict of Interest Policy - restricts the use of Church funds for personal gain.
Receipt of Donation - blank form to show record of donation.