No TAC Benefits Drafts for September 2017

Date Posted: 9/15/2017


Dear Clergy,
 
Please be sure that your church treasurer or finance secretary is aware of the following announcement.  Thanks so much!

No TAC Benefits Drafts for September 2017


As we are all too well aware, Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating impact on the churches, pastors, retirees and members of the Texas Annual Conference, as well as our friends, neighbors, communities and sister annual conferences.  The rebuilding process will be lengthy and challenging for all concerned.  In order to assist with immediate TAC recovery efforts, the TAC Board of Pensions and Group Health Benefits Committee have approved waiving all church/clergy benefit drafts for the month of September 2017. 
 
The following September 2017 Benefits drafts will not be processed (approximately $1.2 Million in total benefit contributions will be waived):
  1. Active Clergy Group Health Benefits draft
  2. Retired Clergy Group Health Benefits draft
  3. Active Clergy Pension Benefits draft
 
The waiver of these September benefit drafts will provide immediate financial relief to those churches and active and retired clergy directly impacted by the storm. 
 
To assist with the disaster recovery efforts, we are requesting that churches and clergy NOT directly impacted by the storm donate the amount they would have been drafted for their September benefit contributions to the recovery process.  To make a donation, go to http://www.txcumc.org/floodrelief and contribute to the TAC Flood Relief fund or UMCOR’s Domestic Disaster Response Advance #901670.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have experienced great loss in the past few days, but our faith and trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ remains stronger and more devoted than ever as He walks with us through the rebuilding process.
 
Grace and peace,

Rev. Gail Ford Smith,
Director, Center for Clergy Excellence