A church or Christian ministry can give up to $13,000 to each employee as a non-taxable gift each year. Right?
Most gifts to employees by their employers are taxable to the employee and deductible by the employer. IRS Publication 535 communicates that food or merchandise gifts of “nominal value” are not taxable to the employee. The link provided below especially highlights this context.
Publication 535 Business Expenses
Publication 15 is also helpful as it deals entirely with Fringe Benefits. Especially view, De Minimis (Minimal) Benefits.
Publication 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits