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Our church closed can the pastor and leaders distribute love monetary gifts to some members in need from the now closed church?

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If the church has a fund for paying out parishioners in need, then before winding up the non-profit the church may pay out the needy persons as their charitable purpose allows. They cannot just divide the money among the members, they have to actually identify needy persons to give the money to them.

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