By Pratikshya Thakali
This summer I had the opportunity to intern within the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) as part of the Member Services team and I am grateful for the experience, which as been nothing less than amazing! Like any college senior, I was looking for an internship, but I found something greater.
By Elise Nguyen
As a returning software development intern in the IT department, I embarked on my summer internship at the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) with high expectations for the projects and activities planned ahead for me.
By Sheik Floradewan
The pandemic has left a huge mark on the class of 2020. We are among the worst graduating classes.
I didn’t have a graduation to celebrate my accomplishments, which is a big milestone as a first-generation college student, and I am entering the workforce amid a recession.
Published July 2020
Please be advised that if you are not working for a United Church of Christ (UCC) employer, Conference, Association, National Setting, or any UCC-affiliated organization, and contributions are no longer being made to your Annuity Plan account, your account is considered inactive.
“I got shoes, you got shoes, all God’s children got shoes.”
African American Spiritual
Basic necessities such as shoes and decent clothing were rare among slaves, but expressions of protest and hope were not. The meaning of the spiritual I Got Shoes was hidden from the oppressors but clear to those who sang it as they worked the fields: outrage at the cruel treatment of those who had no right to declare ownership of human beings, and confidence that justice would ultimately prevail. The day would come when they would attain freedom and dignity; all of God’s children would get shoes.
Last year marked the first time the Pension Boards offered a Summer Internship Program. Our experiences – and those of the five interns – in 2019 were a resounding success. Two of the interns in the initial cohort began their careers with the PBUCC staff team following graduation. Learnings from the first year of the program helped us to further develop and strengthen the plans for the 2020 program.
These were the final words of George Floyd, who was murdered at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis. The same words were uttered by other persons of color who died of asphyxiation at the hands of police. The words have been adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement and are chanted by protestors in the U.S. and beyond in their demand for racial justice. The Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ joins in that demand; we condemn racism in all of its forms and commit ourselves to action.
The IRS released Notices 2020-29 and 2020-33 which provide tax relief through increased flexibility for taxpayers with Flexible Spending Accounts, including Health and Dependent Care.
Which Lifetime Income Annuity is Best for You at Retirement – Basic or Participating?
If you are a Pension Boards member approaching retirement, it is important to understand the two lifetime income annuity options available to you, the Basic and Participating Annuity. Read this Q&A aticle to learn more.