Update: Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

Washington will soon be the fifth state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave benefits to workers. Because of this, changes will be required to how businesses, including churches, track employees hours in the new year.

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...

Welcome Rik Jamieson, Assistant Treasurer for the PNWUMC!

Rik Jamieson is the new assistant treasurer and comptroller for the Pacific Northwest Conference. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo...

The 40-Year Run

The 40-Year Run By Jesse N. Love with Bruce Galvin The road for Bruce Galvin, assistant treasurer, has been a long one. Galvin has served at...

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

Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance

By Brant Henshaw | Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services A lot of publicity was generated when Seattle adopted a “living wage” minimum wage ordinance this...

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...

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...

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...

How Churches Spend their Money

By Brant Henshaw | Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services Local church volunteers often call and ask how their spending “fits” in with the average church...

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