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Levy Is Not Forced On Any Member: Vakadewavosa

Levy Is Not Forced On Any Member: Vakadewavosa
Methodist Church members during their annual conference at Centenary Church on August 22, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
August 25
11:19 2018

The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma annual levy (soli) is not forced on any member says church president Reverend Epineri Vakadewavosa.

He was asked if paying the levy was a burden to its members.

“The amount that is collected is from the divisions. Their contribution goes towards the work of God in the running of the church,” Reverend Vakadewavosa said.

“It is their annual contribution from every member. The levy is not forced onto the people.

“Some do not give their levies, but as a church we work together. We encourage to carry together our burdens and responsibilities as a church.”

Reverend Vakadewavosa said he encouraged members to contribute their annual levies to ensure the operation of their churches.

“Some do not give their levies, but that does not detach the church from their ministry to each member. We continue to encourage them to participate,” he said.

“In the starting of the financial year we had $1.9million in the bank. This was topped up with what we gathered on the ground last week and it was more than $500,000.

“This will be used for the running of the church.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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