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Benefits ministry shares holiday

Benefits Ministry Shares Holiday Announced

The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits is providing financial relief to congregations through a six-month Benefits Ministry Shares Holiday starting April 1, 2020. Your questions answered here.

Wespath uses clout for climate change

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Officials of Wespath, the agency that administers UM pension funds and benefits, are touting its efforts to be environmentally friendly. 

Wespath announces court ruling

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On March 18, 2019 Wespath announced that the Appeals Court rules clergy housing allowances do not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

Pension staff looks forward

Wespath, the United Methodist pension agency, wants clergy and lay workers to know accrued benefits are safe, no matter what. 

Scholarships aim at seminary debt

Seminary studen, Deepak Holkar

Partners with the Lilly Endowment have created a financial aid program for future elders and deacons attending United Methodist seminaries. 

Body, mind and spirit

A Michigan Conference pastor shares her ongoing journey toward health and wholeness.

Clergy housing ruling

A word from the Michigan Area Treasurer’s Office on the clergy housing allowance/exclusion ruling.

Free financial planning for candidates

No-cost financial planning now available for certified candidates for licensed and ordained ministry.

New seminary scholarship announced

An ‘Excellence in Clergy Leadership’ scholarship is now available to those attending UM seminaries.

Wespath urges dialogue with Sioux

Wespath has urged the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline to reach out to affected communities.