Attach copies of the following to this application.
No application will be considered or funds disbursed until all documentation is received. The Commission on Equitable Compensation reserves the right to request additional information as needed to process this application.
All applications and supporting documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your DS must submit an email to that same account indicating they have reviewed the application and endorse the request. Only applications submitted to the above email address will be accepted.
Please remember that according to the 2012 Discipline ¶625.5 “the primary responsibility for the payment of pastoral base compensation remains with individual pastoral charges.” Your requested amount may be reduced if your church:
All Charge Conference forms are to be downloaded to your computer, saved in your computer, completed (don’t forget to save again!), and then returned to your District Office as an attachment to an email, by fax, or by US mail. The forms are designed to be completed on a computer and the answer boxes will expand to accommodate the length of your response.
This is the “off year” for the alternating year “Safety and Accessibility Inspection” form. Please only submit if you have updates to your policy.
All our Safe Sanctuary policies should have been updated last fall. Those churches having a Boy Scout unit will need to complete a fresh Accountability Agreement between the Eastern PA UMC and the BSA.
DUE DATES: Your clergy profile is due 2 weeks prior to your pastoral interview. All other forms except the Church Budget and Fund Balance report are due two weeks before your charge conference or by Nov. 15 – whichever comes first. Pay close attention to the 2016 Church Forms Schedule and plan ahead. Do not make the DRA have to chase down your reports!
We hope that you will find the annual reporting process to be an opportunity to celebrate your church’s achievements, a useful tool to evaluate your church’s ministry goals and objectives, and a helpful process to ask important accountability questions. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact your District Office. Read more
Easy2Give App – a free app available so that people can donate to your church through their phones. Click here for more info on umc.org and click here to download the app! Vanco Services (PDF)… Read more
Local Church Minimum Internal Controls Guidelines (PDF) – The following guidelines have been developed in order to assist those with financial responsibilities in local churches to identify and implement basic internal… Read more
Local Church Treasurer Handbook – A single document resource containing useful information compiled from the GCFA “Clergy Tax Packet.” Be sure to visit GCFA’s website for the most up-to-date information. Department… Read more
Clergy W-2 Form Information (PDF) – A document which gives general information on completing Form W-2 for clergy. [Clergy W-2 Example] Tax Reporting Requirements (PDF) – Information about the reporting requirements of local… Read more
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