Greetings Pastors, Church Treasurers, Finance Teams, SPRC, and Others -
During these uncertain times, my on-going commitment is to provide you with relevant updates as frequently as needed, but not to bombard you with endless email. This afternoon, I want to share a few brief updates and reminders:
**New** Wespath/GCFA PPP Guidance Document: Our partners at Wespath and GCFA have provided a new guidance document for churches seeking to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Loan Application Guidance Tool for UMC Local Churches
**NEW** GCFA Webinar: This Thursday (4/16) at 2:00 pm (CST) GCFA will host a webinar to help churches wade through the recent COVID-19 legislation. Topics will include:
- Extended Paid Time Off
- Family and Medical Leave Expansion for Childcare Emergencies
- Furloughs, Layoffs, and Alternatives
- Interplay between FFCRA, CARES Act and Other Employment Laws
- Policies, Forms and Recommended Documentation
You can register here: https://gcfa.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=gcfa&service=6
SBA guidance for faith-based organizations and PPP/EIDL: The SBA released a FAQ document for faith-based organizations regarding the PPP and EIDL programs. You can access that document here: SBA Faith-Based FAQ
**REMINDER** Local Churches can now use the Conference's Online Giving Platform to receive offerings: Local churches can now use the Conference’s online giving platform to receive tithes and offerings for their church. This service will be free of charge to local churches for the months of April through June 2020. To get started: Visit the Online Giving site and read the full FAQ Sheet.
As always, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or insights about how we can best serve you by replying to this email or emailing me at email@example.com. Feel free to call as well at (502) 425-3884.
Grace + Peace,
Conference Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services
firstname.lastname@example.org | (502) 425-3884