We sincerely hope you and your families are staying safe and that your organizations are doing well! This issue takes a look at disaster preparation and response, as well as some basic safety issues you’ll face as the weather warms up.
- Check out your emergency stores and see what you need to have on hand.
- Review the basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and see what applies to your organization.
- Read our dispatch From the Claims Desk before you let volunteers operate equipment.
- Find out more about Church Pension Group trustee and Eighth and current Bishop to the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Gregory Rickel.
I hope you enjoy this issue of Good Steward. Email me with any feedback or questions you may have, and feel free to forward this publication to others who may benefit from it.
Vice President and General Manager
The Church Insurance Agency Corporation
Articles in This Issue
Emergency Kits and Go-Bags: Prepare Your Community
Every religious organization should prepare for the possibility of disaster by taking these three steps and gathering these items.
FMLA: What Religious Organizations Need to Know
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be confusing. That’s why it’s important to get informed, then be consistent and transparent in your administration.
Find out more.
Bishop Greg Rickel: Church Pension Group Trustee
Eighth and current Bishop to the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Gregory Rickel, talks about the rewards and challenges of serving.
Get to know Bishop Rickel.
From the Claims Desk: Warm Weather Equipment Use Training
Before you hand over the key to the storage shed, do a training session so volunteers understand the limits and dangers of the equipment they’ll be using.
Err on the side of caution.
Green Tip: Encourage parishioners to BYOB.
Water bottle, that is. Instead of using bottled water, ask volunteers to bring their own reusable bottles that can be filled from a tap or fountain.
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