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GCFA Board Holds Quarterly Meeting in Nashville

PRESS RELEASE General Council on Finance and Administration The United Methodist Church November 18, 2016 Contact:  Sharon Dean 615.369.2336 sdean@gcfa.org GCFA Board Holds Quarterly Meeting in Nashville Nashville, TN – The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its quarterly meeting in Nashville, November 17-18.  The fall meeting is historically […]

Recently Read: Changes in Federal Employment Law Addressed by GCFA

Nashville, TN – In May of this year, the U. S. Department of Labor announced its final changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. The regulation defines rules to be followed in categorizing certain employees as exempt or non-exempt thereby impacting applicability of overtime payment requirements. The regulations, which go into effect December […]

GCFA and CT consider 2017-2010 budget recommendation

Nashville, TN –  The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) and the membership of the Connectional Table (CT) met individually and considered a recommendation to present a $599 million budget to General Conference in May. This is a change from the $611 million that was previously approved by both […]

End of year wraps up on positive note for United Methodist Insurance

United Methodist Insurance is reporting positive results and improvements for the year end 2014 and an outlook for continued significant growth in 2015.

GCFA Board of Directors Elect Two New Members

The board of directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) elected two new members for the remainder of the 2013 – 2016 quadrennium.

GCFA approves changes to retiree medical costs

The General Council on Finance and Administration’s board on Aug. 22 approved changes to retirees’ plan that members hope will bring some consistency in pricing and reduce retirees’ expenses.

GCFA board begins budget discussions

The board of directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its third scheduled meeting of 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee on August 21-22.

Recently Read: GCFA sues over UMCMarket

The Nashville Post has a story this morning about the lawsuit filed by GCFA in regards to the UMCMarket product they have been promoting during the past year: In 2012, the GCFA signed an agreement with Foundation Automation and Zebraplace to develop what would be called UMCMarket, through which Methodists would be able to donated […]

Judge rules housing allowance unconstitutional. GCFA responds.

A federal judge ruled last week that the Internal Revenue Service provisions that allow clergy to avoid taxes on housing allowances is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb ruled on November 22, 2013 that Section 107(2) of the tax code violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (“Congress shall make […]

Former General Conference business manager to return to pastoral ministry

Alan Morrison, the Business Manager of the 2008 and 2012 General Conferences and the current Director of Support Services–Meeting Planning, Facilities, and Procurement for the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) announced this evening on his Facebook page that he will be leaving GCFA to become the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, Pennsylvania.

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