Church Pension Group Webinar Series

A Guided Walkthrough of New Clergy Compensation Data

Friday, October 29
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

Looking to fill an opening or apply for one? How does the compensation compare to similar positions throughout the Church? Join this discussion about the latest Clergy Compensation Report. For the first time, compensation is displayed using race, sexuality, gender identity, and sexual orientation data. Q&A with the team that collects, analyzes, and reports on clergy compensation.

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Learn the Basics of When and How to Claim Social Security

Friday, October 22
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET

Your monthly Social Security check can be a cornerstone of your retirement budget, so get the most out of your benefit by understanding your options. Join this discussion, presented by Fidelity Investments, and get answers to such common questions as, When am I eligible to take Social Security? How is my benefit calculated? Can I take Social Security and continue working? You’ll also learn the impact of spousal benefits and taxes on your social security claim.
 

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Resilience in Challenging Times

Did you know that you have a natural resilience that helps you to cope with life’s challenges? Like any inner strength, it can serve you best if it’s nurtured. Join this discussion, presented by the Cigna Employee Assistance program, to learn strategies for managing anxiety and practical ways to regain your footing during turbulent times.

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With Hearts and Hands: Dementia Caregiving Conversations

Today, more than 16 million Americans are caring for someone suffering from dementia. The experience can take a toll on caregivers, and those who support them, as they face the demands of helping their loved ones. Join the Rev. Jean Denton, retired cleric and healthcare administrator, as she leads a series of conversations focused on supporting dementia caregivers.

Replay Webinar 1 – You Are Not Alone

Do we really know what it means to care? The Rev. Jean Denton is joined by current caregivers for a conversation about the realities of caregiving, the motivations behind care, and finding support in the caregiving role, among other topics.

You Are Not Alone (edited)

Replay Webinar 2 – A Peculiar Kind of Grief

Losing the relationship with a loved one is ambiguous and complicated. This webinar will cover the concepts of chronic sorrow, anticipatory grief, and ambiguous loss as well as some ways to be with our grief.

A Peculiar Kind of Grief (edited) 

Webinar 3 – What is Our Hope?

As a caregiver, looking for the bright points within the realities of care is vital. This webinar will explore “hope”, how dementia caregivers experience hope, and spirituality among caregivers.

What is Our Hope? (edited)

The Church Pension Fund Clergy Pension Plan – Deacons Webinar

Didn’t think you could get pension benefits? Think again. Changes to The Church Pension Fund’s Clergy Pension Plan and related plans have made it easier than ever for eligible deacons to participate. Episcopal institutions that pay regularly scheduled compensation, even as low as $25 per month, may open the door to employee benefits, including:

  • A clergy pension benefit
  • Resettlement benefit
  • Life insurance and other death benefits

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Don't Be Deceived

Criminals never miss a chance to exploit a crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has given them plenty of openings. Older adults—including family members, neighbors, and parishioners—can be especially at risk.

You will hear from a fraud prevention specialist

  • why COVID-19 scams are growing
  • steps for keeping yourself safe
  • where to turn if you’re defrauded

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Psychological First Aid

Psychological distress often follows a crisis. You may need support for yourself, your family, and your community. Join us for a special webinar to learn how Psychological First Aid, a World Health Organization-endorsed approach to post-crisis mental distress, may help increase our capacity to cope. Anyone can practice these strategies.

Hear a clinical psychologist share

  • ways to identify warning signs of distress
  • a perspective on why post-stress reactions are normal
  • how Psychological First Aid may help

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Grounding Practice Using Five Senses:

  • search for five things they can see
  • search for four things they can touch
  • search for three things they can hear
  • search for two things they can smell
  • search for one thing they can taste

Clergy Financial Literacy Study Results Webinar

We recently collaborated with George Washington University to better understand how clerics are handling their finances and their financial wellness versus other working professionals. More than 1,000 clergy participated in the survey. Now we’re sharing the results. Be prepared for a few surprises.

You will discover:

  • where clergy do well—or fall short
  • whether clerics feel prepared for retirement
  • how saving and debt behaviors measure up
  • where gender gaps persist

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Navigating Market Volatility

With the market’s recent downturns, you may be concerned about the retirement savings you’ve worked so hard to build potentially being in jeopardy. Join this webinar, presented by Fidelity Investments, and get answers to questions like these:

  • Should I change how I’m invested to something less risky?
  • Should I move to cash right now?
  • Why should I put more into my retirement savings plan?

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Resilience in the Face of Disaster

The impact of a natural disaster is devastating. How did you respond at the time of the crisis and in the weeks following the disaster? How are you feeling today?

This webinar on Resilience and Disaster Relief was originally created for the Diocese of Texas, West Texas, and the Virgin Islands to address the psychological impact that followed after the hurricanes. The topic and webinar content can be applied in similar situations of disaster and trauma. Here you will explore the psychological impact of disaster and promising avenues for restoring well-being. Clinical psychologist Jody Horstman leads the 45-minute presentation, focusing on resilience and managing the stress associated with crisis. With extensive training and experience in disaster relief, Jody speaks to the needs of both survivors and responders, and points to strategies for resilience and self-care in times of crisis and when handling the stressors of everyday life.

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