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PC(USA) STATEMENT ON ORLANDO SHOOTING
Our denomination has issued a statement about the Orlando shooting.  You may CLICK HERE to read the entire text.
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LABOR LAW CHANGES TAKE EFFECT: DEC. 1

NEW LABOR LAWS will take effect on DEC. 1 that will apply to ALL EMPLOYEES, including church workers!  These changes involve a significant rise in the minimum salary level for Exempt employees as well as new rules for tracking hours and overtime for those who are Non-Exempt. Click PCUSA INFORMATION to access a helpful document and look forward to more guidance from Presbytery as details unfold. This change is only 6 months away, so now is the time to consider church Personnel Policies and revisions!

 

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The 222nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTED CO-MODERATORS

In an historic first, the 222nd General Assembly overwhelmingly elected Co-Moderators Denise Anderson, a pastor from National Capital Presbytery, and Jan Edmiston, a presbytery executive from Chicago to serve as leaders of the assembly, rather than one moderator and one vice-moderator.   Jan and Denise promised to lead the church both humbly and unafraid to speak what needs to be spoken.

 

 

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2017 BOP CHANGES & RATES: JULY 11

WATCH THIS SPACE for news regarding 2017 BOARD OF PENSIONS CHANGES that will mostly affect lay workers and non-called/installed clergy.  One major change is that churches and other Presbyterian bodies may offer non-clergy staff a menu of benefits from which to select, rather than mandated full benefits packages. These arrangements may be beneficial to those who already qualify for retirement income from another source or have health coverage provided by their spouse. Click OVERVIEW of the 2017 BENEFITS PLAN for all the details (especially pages 6 - 9) to learn more. PRICING of the new structure will be ANNOUNCED JULY 11, at which time we will provide links to BOP tools which will allow you to figure the 2017 cost for each employee. The time to figure this aspect of your budget will be from July 11 - Sept. 30, prior to Open Season!

 

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BOARD OF PENSIONS CELEBRATES 300 YEARS!

The BOARD OF PENSIONS of the PC(USA) traces its roots to the FUND for PIOUS USES, established by the Synod of Philadelphia in 1717 to care for pastors and their widows and children. From the beginning, American Presbyterians have recognized this need for those who serve the Church. The first award fro the fund to an individual was to the widow of the Rev. John Wilson of New Castle, DE. Although the first General Assemblywould not meet for another 70 years, throughout the 18th century presbyteries formed and established funds of their own for the families of pastors.  Read more...

 

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KNOW YOUR BOOK OF ORDER QUIZ!

Here's some questions designed to challenge good Presbyterians throughout PEVA.  Let's call it Book of Order 101. See how well you know the current BOOK OF ORDER.  We'll offer a new question every week!  

 

TRUE or FALSE: Those engaged in ordered ministry and certified Christian educators employed by the church are not legally required, by reason of ecclesiastical privileged communication, to report knowledge of harm, or the risk of harm, related to the physical abuse, neglect, and/or sexual molestation or abuse of a minor or an adult who lacks mental capacity.

Click the PEVA MEETING DOCUMENTS page to find the answer!