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July 2018

The Long and Winding Road

Do you know the John Lennon and Paul McCartney song, "The Long and Winding Road"? Paul sings these words:

"The long and winding road that leads to Your door
Will never disappear
I've seen that road before; It always leads me here,
Leads me to Your door"

I confess I capitalized the word "Your" in the lyrics for the added  theological implications. We here at the Board of Pensions like to think of ourselves as your companions on the road, or journey of Life. We are with you as you begin your ministry, as you care for your family, as you enter retirement and even as you arrive at the final Door to eternity. Indeed, we care for your family even after you are gone. 

The new green banner at the top of this page, and on our web site, features a verdant landscape and a long, winding road.  No matter where you are on your journey, we hope we can provide some sign posts along the way, pointing you toward resources for health care, retirement, pension benefits, and financial security. 

picture of road

Welcome New Retirees

We want to welcome the following people into the retired relationship with the annual conference. Thank you for your years of faithful service! 

Linda Caldwell
Pamela Cummings
Ronald Dunn
Neal Harrell
Linda Holbrook
Linda Kelly
Jeffrey Kunkel
Vaionekesi Lea
Michael Love
Helen Mansfield
Karen McClintock
John McLaughlin
Lorraine McNeal
Alice Oberg
Lawrence Patten
Juan Saavedra
Victoria Schlintz
Naomi Southard
Donna Van Maanen
Florence Faith Whitmore
Monique-Cheri Pierre
Alpha Goto
Kien Srey 

We hope you enjoy this new leg of your journey in life! 

Health and Healing Quote for July:

"I have come to understand that some of the deepest and most effective healing is not found at a doctor's office or a hospital, but rather from inside ourselves. Our bodies are designed for self-healing, and we are capable of both boosting and blocking that ability." ~Dr. Daju Suzanne Friedman, Heal Yourself with Qigong
 

 Deaths

Rev. Robert McCallister

Rev. Earl Langguth

Jean Davis

Rev. C. Ray Alderman

Rev. Ivan J. Ball passed away on June 19, 2018. A link to his obituary will appear in the next issue of The Comp@nion. 

 
Board of Pensions, California-Nevada Conference, United Methodist Church
1337 Howe Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-913-1049 | bop@bopumc.net