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 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....

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...

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...

There’s a new tax law in town!

Starting in 2020, Washington will be the fifth state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave benefits to workers. Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer Rik Jamieson provides this synopsis on how this new law will impact local churches and how they handle payroll.

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...

How We Can Do More for Less

Apportioned giving is one of the most misunderstood things in United Methodism. Sometimes maligned as taxes funding a shadowy bureaucracy, they are more appropriately...

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...

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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