No Man Left Behind Essentials Training event
It is scheduled for August 24-25 at First Baptist Church in Shallotte, NC, and is open to any pastors and men’s ministry leaders in the NC Conference.Paul Wilson and Rick Hebert are on the leadership team for this event, representing UM Men in the eastern North Carolina area. Info and registration.
Golden Cross Sunday is Aug 19
Golden Cross is a ministry that reaches out in love to the laity in the NC Conference who are experiencing financial difficulty due to excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross, United Methodists care for members of local churches in times of emotional stress and financial need. Golden Cross has served scores of families across all districts. Pastors, please offer church members the opportunity to reach out during a special Golden Cross offering on Aug. 19 or another Sunday that works for your church. For more information and a bulletin insert, go to Golden Cross.
Recently moved to a new appointment?
The Conference Benefits Team reminds all clergypersons who have changed appointments to update their mailing address and contact information for the following entities:
Conference Health Plan – update addresses with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Participants log in using their user ID and password established at Open Enrollment.
General Board of Pension and Health Benefits – contact their customer service department at 1-800-851-2201 or log into your Benefits Access account.
Amazing Pace Walking Program – log in and click on My Account to update your address and phone number. All participants need to update their District Team to the new names.
Clergy serving a new appointment also need to complete a new 2012 Pension Worksheet and a new Contributions Agreement to the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan found the on the Treasurer’s Office Downloads page. Church treasurers need a copy of these forms to compare them to the pension bills. Any billing discrepancies should be reported immediately to JoAnna Ezuka (pensions) at 1-800-849-4433 ext 225 or Caroline Thornton (insurance) at ext 228. Visit the Treasurer’s Office FAQ page for more details about how clergy benefits are impacted by appointment changes.