Health Insurance Meetings Set

The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits has set details for the 2019 Active and Retiree Health Insurance Plans. Please attend one of the events listed below so you can learn about any changes to the plan and how the changes might impact you. The agenda for each meeting is the same, so attend the one that best fits your schedule.

Automatic Pension Contributions will begin on January 1

Passed at Annual Conference 2018, automatic enrollment will become effective 1/1/19. But what is automatic enrollment? Automatic enrollment is a feature in the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) that automatically enrolls participants at a 3% before-tax contribution percentage. The reason your Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits advocated for this change is because it is a tried and true method to help participants save more money for retirement. Are you wondering what this means for you?


Thinking about a Spring or Summer Mission Trip?

Thinking about leading a spring or summer mission team, especially to a location recovering from a recent natural disaster? Becoming trained as a VIM Team Leader or Spiritual Guide NOW is your first step! Volunteers In Mission (VIM) Team Leader trainings are scheduled for:
  • Saturday, November 17, at The West Ohio Conference office
  • Saturday, February 16, at Calvary UMC in Jackson
  • Saturday, March 9, at Miamisburg UMC in Miamisburg

Fear Less Curriculum Encourages Brave Conversations

The Fear Less Conversation Curriculum is a six-week small group series that creates space for brave conversations around how addiction, race, gun violence, and disaster affect our local communities and beyond. Each session leads you through a scripture study, what our denomination says about the issue, and a video of local folks telling their stories, then invites individuals and small groups to take action.