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Always Here for You at Board University

 Did you know that all Board University resources, including face-to-face seminars and Web modules, are offered free of charge to members?

If you haven’t visited Board University recently, continue the lifelong process of learning with these popular offerings.

Face-to-Face Seminars — These seminars are offered throughout the year across the country, providing the opportunity for questions and answers and lively discussion with peers. Visit pensions.org/seminars to find out more about each seminar.

  • Getting in Shape Fiscally: general financial planning, including debt management and budgeting — for plan members, seminarians, and their guests
  • Growing into Tomorrow … Today: a journey toward wholeness in retirement living — two-day seminar for members and guests within 15 years of retirement
  • Render unto Caesar: how to structure clergy taxes and terms of call to be more cost-effective — for treasurers, administrators, and active clergy (teaching or commissioned ruling elders)
  • Post-Retirement: an informative update on the Pension Plan and other resources — for plan retirees, surviving covered partners, and their guests

E-Learning (Web modules) — Can’t fit a seminar into your schedule? Take advantage of our growing library of Web modules –  information available when you want and need it. Here are a few examples.


  • Personal Finance Series: 10 self-paced lessons on the fundamentals of managing finances, such as creating a budget, managing debt, and saving for college


Medical Dues Changes

Go to pensions.org/BoardUniversity and add Board University to your Favorites today for fast, easy access to these resources. Calculators and modeling tools to estimate dues and effective salary also are available on pensions.org.

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Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.


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Spreading the spirit of General Assembly Facebook page offers way to connect before June 14-21 gathering in Detroit

LOUISVILLE (from http://www.pcusa.org/news/2014/3/10/spreading-spirit-general-assembly/ )

With the 221st General Assembly just about three months away, theOffice of the General Assembly is hoping to get Presbyterians into the spirit of the biennial gathering.

Building on image-based social media platforms like Instagram and Tumblr that have gained popularity in recent years, OGA started a “Spirit of GA” Facebook page. Through photo and video postings of the people, sights and sounds that make up an Assembly, the Facebook page is one way of inviting people to this year’s Assembly, meeting in Detroit June 14-21.

“The idea was to lead people into GA in a creative and innovative way,” said the Rev. Toya Richards Jackson, OGA’s associate for communications and assistant stated clerk. “It’s a place to feature the people and the personalities that make up the spirit of the General Assembly meeting.”

Featuring short videos, links to related sites, features on Detroit and photos and quotes from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) staff, the page has gotten a great response since its first posting Feb. 10, Jackson said. The page has hundreds of likes on Facebook and thousands of views.

The Spirit of GA page will likely stay active through the Assembly, serving as a complement to the official Assembly page, which will host business, registration, news and logistical information, Jackson said.

OGA will focus more on social media this year and will have designated social media and video teams for the first time. These teams will share information and snapshots of the Assembly and will be in addition to the traditional webpage and newspaper attendees might be used to.

“We’ve got to give people options for staying plugged in, and social media is a way to do that,” Jackson said. “The goal is to be as helpful as possible. We want to give people more of an opportunity to have the full experience of the Assembly.”


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