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The Good Steward

March 2020

Dear Friend,

With the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the United States, many religious organizations are asking what they can do to ensure the safety of their employees and congregations. We provide some suggestions that may help reduce the spread of disease.

We also look at a broad array of interesting topics that affect religious organizations in this issue. From church music to lowering the chance of burglary, here are some ideas to help your organization stay safe as you transition into warmer weather:

  • Do you know all of the ways in which Church Insurance supports its clients in the Episcopal Church? Find out more.
  • A great many churches are changing the instrument that produces music: Do you have a traditional, hybrid, or digital pipe organ, and how is it insured?
  • Think about spending some time in reflection with Bits of Heaven as the snow melts and warmer weather emerges.
  • These five tips for decreasing the likelihood of theft in your religious organization come straight From the Claims Desk.

We hope you enjoy this issue. Email me with any feedback or questions you may have.

Happy reading!

Bill Murray

Senior Vice President and General Manager
The Church Insurance Agency Corporation

Articles in This Issue

Coronavirus: Safety Tips for Religious Organizations

One major way to reduce the spread of disease is to minimize contact between community members. For example, congregants should not hold hands during the Lord’s Prayer. Spread the word, not the virus.

Business Update: Church Insurance Listens and Adapts

Because Church Insurance only serves the Episcopal Church, it has deep knowledge of its needs and can adapt quickly to changes. Find out how Church Insurance serves.

Policy Spotlight: Church Organs—Many Forms, Many Considerations

Discover the differences between traditional, hybrid, and digital pipe organs. It’s not as simple as you might think. Insure your organ appropriately.

Bits of Heaven: Seasonal Appreciation and Contemplation

These meditations, prayers, and reflections make this book from Church Publishing Incorporated an excellent companion for celebration. Observe the changing season.

From the Claims Desk: Thwarting Church Thieves

No strategy for theft prevention is foolproof, but these suggestions may lower the risk of theft. First, lock away valuables that can be easily transported. Put safety first.

Green Tip: Become a recycling center for your community.

Your community’s recycling program might be more restrictive than you realize. See if there’s a need to set up a supplementary program through your organization.

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