February 2019

Retired Clergy Spring Work Project

The Spring Work Project will be rebuilding after northern California fires, from March 31  to April 6, 2019.
Volunteers will gather the evening of March 31, return home the morning of April 6.
Retired clergy, family and friends welcome!
We will work with Hope Crisis Response Network and stay in their lovely Middletown volunteer center. Room and Board $150.  RV hook ups available. work appropriate to our capabilities!
Deadline for sign ups:  March 1.  contact:

Gratitude In Action

On behalf of The Endowment Board, we would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2018 “Tree of Gratitude and Remembrance.”
All tribute donations received in the month of December were added to our “Tree of Gratitude and Remembrance” at our corporate office in Stockton. Each message was crafted by the donor and added to the tree with love or appreciation.

Tree of Gratitude

 The ornament tributes ranged from remembering loved ones who have passed on to sweet messages of gratitude to special friends or colleagues of the donors. Honorees were mailed acknowledgement letters of the thoughtful contributions.
 With your help, we raised over $10,000 to assist with healthcare subsidies, pension contributions, support programs, and services for the retired clergy and their spouses of the California/Nevada Conference. We are continually astounded by your abundant generosity – thank you for putting your Gratitude in Action.
We pray that your 2019 is filled with good health and happiness, and we can’t wait to see you soon to express our gratitude in person.
Your Endowment Board Family
 another gift

Clergy Housing Tax Exclusion

The 2018 annual conference legislation that allows for the clergy housing tax exclusion can be found on our web site here. You will need to give this to your tax preparation professional to see if you qualify for the exclusion. 


Jean S. Baker

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