Changes to Clergy Moving Expenses

Bruce Galvin, Pensions and Health Benefits Officer for the PNW Conference, has some important information for clergy (and churches) experiencing a pastoral transition in 2018. The recently passed 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' brings bad news, a repeal of the tax exclusion for moving expenses clergy have long enjoyed.

Got Employees in Washington State? Make sure you plan for these 2 things

Assistant Conference Treasurer Rik Jamieson shares two upcoming changes to labor law in Washington State that could impact local churches. As these changes to the minimum wage and sick leave approach, leaders should take the opportunity to make sure that all labor practices are in alignment with state and federal laws

Twenty-Seven Annual Conferences Give 100% of Their 2016 General Church Apportionments

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), working with the 56 annual conferences in the United States, reports that twenty-seven annual conferences have paid 100%...

Funding Ministries and Mission Outreach 2017

What are Conference budgets? How can I support mission? What resources are available from The PNW Conference that can help our church treasurers? Download this resource, now! View this PDF: bit.ly/fmmo-2017 For...

Stop the Presses!! – New Overtime Laws are on hold! #FLSA

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer Just before Thanksgiving a federal court in Texas granted a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act...

Surcharge coming for PNW churches who fail to use Background Check credit

By Teri Tobey | Program Associate for Young People's Ministries Your church received an advance premium credit as an incentive to complete background checks on staff and volunteers. We would like...

The church budget…..It’s for you, not from you!

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer Wait, what?... Let’s take a moment and talk about how the church budget is for you, not from you. Too many times we see...

Embracing a Season of Fruitfulness at the Summit

Attendees of the quadrennial Leadership Summit close worship in prayer before beginning workshops. This year, the summit was held at Vancouver: First UMC. The Leadership Summit assembled members of boards...

The apportionments are coming! The apportionments are coming!

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer Be on the lookout for the Shared Ministry Apportionment Notice for your 2017 budget planning. Forward the apportionment sheet to your church Treasurer with...

EXTRA! EXTRA! – Read all about it! New Federal Laws to Impact Overtime Pay

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemption rules. The final rule...

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