Executive Council ponders, debates next triennial General Convention budget

Episcopal Church will soon have chance to comment on 2019-21 ‘working draft’

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council came face to face with the realities of the 2019-21 triennial budget during its fall meeting and pledged to share the burden of eventually bringing a balanced budget to 2018 meeting of General Convention. There is an $8 million deficit in the current […]

Church Pension Group rings New York Stock Exchange opening bell

[Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, today rang The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange in recognition of CPG’s centennial anniversary. Mary Kate Wold, CEO and president of CPG, was joined by members of the Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees, the […]

Church Pension Fund plans major revisions for greater flexibility in a changing Episcopal Church

Changes, due to start next year, also aim to preserve fund’s sustainability, benefits’ value

[Episcopal News Service] The biggest changes to the Church Pension Fund in the past 60-some years are due to go into effect next year. They are designed to better serve a changing Episcopal Church and its clergy and lay employees while sustaining the fund and maintaining the value of retirement benefits. That’s the message Church […]

El Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia proyecta importantes revisiones para mayor flexibilidad en una cambiante Iglesia Episcopal

Los cambios, que deben comenzar el próximo año, también aspiran a preservar la sostenibilidad y el valor de los beneficios del Fondo

[Episcopal News Service] Los mayores cambios en el Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia en los últimos 60 años deben entrar en vigor el año próximo. Están concebidos para brindar un mejor servicio a una cambiante Iglesia Episcopal y a sus empleados clérigos y laicos en tanto sostienen el fondo y mantienen el valor de los […]

EPPN: Faith values for a national budget

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] President Trump is expected to release his federal budget request May 23. This budget request is one important component of the fiscal year 2018 appropriations and budget process. Read the Office of Government Relations resource on the federal budget to educate yourself on this process ahead of upcoming action alerts. […]

Church Pension Fund serves as anchor investor in Off-Grid, Renewable and Climate Action Impact Note

[Church Pension Fund news release] The Church Pension Fund (CPF), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced March 2 that it served as an anchor investor in the Developing World Markets’ $60.8 million Off-Grid, Renewable and Climate Action (ORCA) Impact Note. CPF and Wespath Benefits and Investments, a general agency of The United Methodist Church, invested […]

Church Pension Group observes 100 years of service to Episcopal Church

[Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced March 1 that it was observing its centennial anniversary. “A hundred years ago Bishop William Lawrence had an audacious vision of creating a pension fund that would enable clergy who spent their lives in service to the […]

El foco de la mayordomía pasa a las donaciones de todo el año y a la creación de una comunidad

[Episcopal News Service] Este año, los feligreses de San Bartolomé [St. Bartholomew’s] fijaron notas en un “Muro de las Dádivas” en el santuario de la iglesia de Poway, California, en el que compartían sus razones para dar. “Porque me enamoro tan fácilmente del dinero”, escribió uno de los que fijaron notas en el muro, “dar, aunque me asuste, […]

Stewardship focus shifts to year-round giving, community building

[Episcopal News Service] This year, St. Bartholomew’s parishioners posted notes to a “Giving Wall” in the sanctuary, sharing the reasons they give to the Poway, California church. “Because I so easily ‘fall in love’ with money,” wrote one Post-It respondent. “Giving, even though it scares me, forces me to notice when materialism is driving me […]

General Convention passes budget with money for evangelism, racial reconciliation

Evangelism decision comes as amendment from deputies

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The General Convention adopted the 2016-2018 triennial budget July 2 after agreeing to add $2.8 million for evangelism work. While the addition passed with relatively little debate in the House of Deputies, it faced some opposition in the House of Bishops. The 2016-2018 triennial budget is based on […]