October 1 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

As we begin a new month, my prayers continue for the health and safety of each of you, your loved ones, and the people you serve.

We are now midway through our 29th week since we first closed our offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What many initially thought would be an interruption of a few weeks has now impacted the way we conduct business for more than half the year. While a few colleagues are safely working in the office, the majority of our staff will continue to work from home for the remainder of 2020. We will keep you apprised of any changes.

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September 25 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

I hope that you and your loved ones are enjoying the start of the fall season, remaining well and safe.

When you think about what the Pension Boards does, the first thought that may come to mind may be our 106-year history as a provider of benefits for employees of the UCC and its predecessor bodies. That is certainly our core responsibility – to help those who serve the church achieve greater economic security in their working years and in retirement with pension, health, life insurance, disability, and supplementation programs.

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September 18 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

Over the past several weeks, you have seen in this message an invitation to participate in a quick, two-question survey about the topics and issues most important to you. One topic that has been at the forefront, as seen in the visual word cloud below, is retirement – specifically planning for retirement, better understanding benefits, and how our funds are performing.

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Climate Action

By Rev. James Moos, Executive Director, Faith and Finance Ministries

GettyImages 1195174769 1“It just took off as if there was jet fuel.” So said Sheriff Brett Meyers of Whitman County, Washington concerning the fire that mostly destroyed the town of Malden. At the time of this writing, there are more than 100 active large fires burning in western states that have consumed approximately 6.6 million acres. Dozens of persons have died as a result, thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, and numerous communities are experiencing the worst air quality on the planet.

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An effort to mitigate climate change


What does it take to become a responsible investor in today’s world? Do you think about making moral investment choices in ways that can impact the climate, our environment, or the way we utilize our natural resources?

The Pension Boards interviews Andrew Russell, Director of Fixed-Income Investments, to share how investing in green bonds (bonds specifically earmarked to raise money for climate and environmental projects) is one way Pension Boards’ members can add their footprint to mitigate climate change.

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September 11 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well and safe, and that you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday weekend.


Today marks the 19th anniversary of the tragic September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Let us take a few moments today to honor the memories of all who lost their lives that day.

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Inspired by PBUCC’s Member Services’ Ecosystem

Pratikshya

By Pratikshya Thakali

This summer I had the opportunity to intern within the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) as part of the Member Services team and I am grateful for the experience, which as been nothing less than amazing! Like any college senior, I was looking for an internship, but I found something greater.

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