District Listening Sessions on Change in Pension Benefits

1/25/2013

The 2012 General Conference changed the denomination retirement plan.  The Clergy Retirement Security Plan (CRSP) is reduced in benefits and is provided to full-time clergy.  It is up to each annual conference to determine the plan that will be provided to each clergy serving less than full-time. 

The Mississippi Conference Board of Pension through a study task force made up of members from the Board of Ministry, the Conference Council on Finance & Administration and the Cabinet is recommending a plan for less than full-time clergy.  The results of these listening sessions will be shared with the Conference Board of Pension and the Task Force.  A final recommendation will be presented in April to the members of Annual Conference for their study and understanding.  The 2013 Annual Conference will make a final decision on the plan for the less than full-time clergy that will be effective January 1, 2014.  The plan for the full-time clergy was determined by General Conference.

Below are the dates, times and location of the Listening Sessions for all 11 districts:

District

Date

Location

Start Time

Seashore

TBA

Poplarville UMC

4:45 PM

East Jackson

Monday, February 04, 2013

Ridgeland First

6:30 PM

West Jackson

Monday, February 04, 2013

Ridgeland First

6:30 PM

Starkville

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Griffin UMC Starkville

3:00 PM

New Albany

Monday, February 11, 2013

Oxford University UMC

6:30 PM

Senatobia

Monday, February 11,2013

Oxford University UMC

6:30 PM

Tupelo

Monday, February 11,2013

Oxford University UMC

6:30 PM

Seashore

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Caswell Springs

2:00 PM

Meridian

Monday, March 4, 2013

District Office

6:30 PM

Greenwood

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Grenada First

6:30 PM

Brookhaven

Monday, February 25, 2013

Brookhaven First

6:30 PM

Hattiesburg

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Parkway Heights Hattiesburg

6:30 PM

For more information contact:

 

David Stotts, CPA

Treasurer/Director of Finance & Administration Conference Benefits Officer

601-354-0515 (main office)

601-345-8220(direct line)

 

601-948-5980 (fax)

david@mississippi-umc.org