May 28 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

We hope that you and your loved ones had an opportunity for rest during the Memorial Day weekend. Many of you are working differently as a result of the pandemic – leading virtual worship services, working from home, caring for school-age children and elderly family members. We pray that you are finding time for respite and self-care in the midst of all that you are doing.

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May 19 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

All of us at the Pension Boards continue to pray that you and your loved ones remain well and safe. Our executive team remains focused on developing a re-entry plan that ensures our colleagues remain healthy and safe once state and local restrictions are lifted.

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May 12 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

As the Pension Boards staff enters into our ninth week of sheltering in place and working remotely, we continue to pray that you and your loved ones are well and safe. Our executive team remains focused developing a re-entry plan that ensures our colleagues remain healthy and safe once state and local restrictions are lifted.

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Health Plan COVID-19 Resources

The UCC Medical Benefits Plan has added new coverage and services to assist members in staying well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more on:

  • COVID-19 testing,
  • COVID-19 antibody testing, and
  • Mental and Emotional Wellness in a Time of Crisis.

May 5 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

Greetings to you on behalf of the Pension Boards staff and Trustees. We pray that you and your loved ones remain well.

As we reported in last week’s update, although our staff team continues to work from home, the executive team has begun planning for a gradual re-entry into our offices at a date to be determined in accordance with state and local mandates. Our return to the office will be implemented carefully and thoughtfully to ensure the safety of our colleagues. Additional information will be shared with you once the plan is in place.

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A Pastoral Reflection from the Rev. Dr. Jim Moos

Ubuntu is a Southern African term that is often translated as, “I am because we are.” It means that we cannot become the people we are created to be and fulfill our potential apart from one another. Ubuntu points to the truth that our lives, our destinies, our very humanity are formed in community.

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April 29 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

We pray that these messages continue to find you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

Pension Boards staff continue to work remotely in accordance with New York State directives. Our executive team has begun planning for the eventual re-entry into our offices, but at this time we cannot say with certainty when that will be. Be assured that all staff are operating at full capacity during this period of isolation. Please read the message from Rev. Rick Walters, Associate General Counsel and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (below) for a reflection on how the Pension Boards is ministering to you during the coronavirus pandemic.

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