Staying Safe in Warmer Weather

stayHydratedAs the days get warmer, it becomes increasingly important to stay hydrated and keep your body cool. Whether you are spending a leisurely day at the beach or going for an outdoor run, you should make sure that you are taking the proper steps to prevent dehydration and overheating.

Tips to stay hydrated:

  • Keep water on hand: Take a water bottle with you before leaving the house and drink from it throughout the day. Feeling thirsty is a signal that your body is already on the way to dehydration, so drink up!
  • Snack on hydrating fruits and veggies: Peaches, oranges, cucumber, carrots, watermelon, and grapes all taste great and help to rehydrate!
  • Drink water before, during, and after exercising: If you are doing low to moderate activity for less than an hour, water is sufficient. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that for every 15-20 minutes you exercise, drink 3-8 fluid ounces of water (if you’re not exceeding 60 minutes of exercise).

Know the signs of a heat-related illness: Visit the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Extreme Heat and Your Health website to learn about the warning signs of heat-related illness. If you suspect that you or someone you are with is experiencing heat stroke, call 911 immediately.

With just a little planning and preparation, you and your loved ones can stay cool and refreshed on hot summer days. Enjoy the warm weather and stay safe!

Wisconsin Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling

Updated April 30, 2018

The status of the clergy housing allowance continues to generate much discussion in the media and among clergy in all denominations.

On April 26, the Church Alliance – a coalition of the chief executive officers of 38 denominational benefit programs, including The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ – filed an amicus curiae brief in the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Chicago), in the case challenging the constitutionality of the cash housing allowance exclusion for clergy.

The Church Alliance brief focuses on the jurisprudential history of permitted legislative accommodations of religion and brings to the court’s attention the particularly strong reliance interests that would render a change in the law on this point inappropriate and unjust.

The full text of the brief may be found here. Please also see the links below for additional information.

 

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Creating a Just World for All

The Pension Boards is eager to share our 3 Great Loves story – what we are doing to care for and advance the values and witness we all share and create a just world for all. 

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2018 Pension Boards Annual Meeting of Members: FAQs and Online Voting

Click here to vote online (you will need your seven-digit Pension Boards member ID).

When will the Annual Meeting take place?

The 2018 Annual Meeting of Members of The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 commencing at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, at The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1020, New York, New York 10115, and at any adjournment thereof for the election of Trustees, the presentation of annual reports and the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

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