The pension and insurance newsletters for the month of May are now available. Please follow the links to read important information regarding benefits.
Webinar, Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7:30 pm EDTWhat do we say about money during the pandemic? How can we help people respond to the financial challenges that confront our congregations? Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship & Generosity at Discipleship Ministries, will host author and pastor Jim Harnish for a webinar presentation grounded in scripture, our… Continue Reading→
New resources have been added to the COVID-19 Local Church Assistance Resources page to give guidance on financial management during this time of social distancing and answer some frequently asked questions on the topic. Links to the new resources are provided below. We encourage you to continue to be vigilant in your financial responsibilities and,… Continue Reading→
With the second round of funding coming available through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act, churches continue to apply for assistance while some have already received funding. Recent guidance from the US Secretary of the Treasury emphasized the importance of the applicant’s certification that “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary… Continue Reading→
On April, 16, 2020, the Small Business Administration announced that the lending limit of the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act had been reached. In reaching that limit, the program will be on hold while those approved receive funding and the federal government considers if any additional funding will be provided. Many program lenders… Continue Reading→
We understand these are difficult times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We know payments for April’s benefit bills may arrive later than the standard due date. Please be assured that we never terminate benefit enrollments without advance communication with the participant. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if payments will be late. You will… Continue Reading→
Several options have been made available for assistance for NC Conference local churches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local church leadership should evaluate these options taking into consideration the circumstances of your local church and decide which option might be the best route for you. Assistance offerings from the CARES Act and the NC… Continue Reading→
Insurance and Pension newsletters are now available for April. Please click the links to read about the Benefits Team’s response to COVID-19 and other timely information.
The General Council on Finance and Administration has partnered with LBMC, a tax and professional solutions firm, to offer free assistance completing the PPP application and potentially filing through a financial institution that has agreed to work with United Methodist churches. Guidance is available from GCFA and LBMC to explain the application process, including an… Continue Reading→