Last Updated: April 2, 2020
Here are the latest updates from PBUCC during the COVID-19 global emergency.
April 2, 2020
The links below provide helpful information for members and churches/employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic:
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law and enacted on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act is the third of three stimulus bills to address the growing economic distress being caused by COVID-19, particularly on small businesses. There is the potential for more stimulus bills to be passed in the coming months as Congress discusses what to do as the distress deepens. Specific to pastors, ministerial employees, and the wider church community, the CARES Act makes accommodations for religious groups that past economic stimulus actions did not include.
March 31, 2020
In the midst of all that is going on in our world, we pray that this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.
The coronavirus pandemic and the economy are moving in opposite directions: as the virus spreads, the economy contracts. Only when the virus is contained and lockdowns abate can we work our way back to economic growth. There is, however, another understanding of economics that is already guiding us in hope-filled directions.