Black History Month: “Join the Movement” and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Pension Boards

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Walter A. Reyes, the Pension Boards’ Chief Human Resources Officer, is serving on the advisory committee of the United Church of Christ’s Join the Movement toward Racial Justice—a campaign to partner with others who are working for the transformation of racism in our world. “The role I will play in Join the Movement,” says Reyes, “is to curate stories of life experiences of diverse people groups here at the Pension Boards and share those across the United Church of Christ as part of our cultural transformation journey.”

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A New Vision of Stewardship

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“Whatever you possess that somebody else needs already belongs to them,” writes UCC General Minister and President, the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, in his recent article about stewardship for the Pension Boards online publication, Generations: A Journal of Faith and Finance. Read the full article here.

COVID-19 Tests

The Biden Administration announced new federal guidance on January 10, 2022, that every residence in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. You can place an order now at

UCC Non-Medicare Health Plan participants can purchase COVID-19 tests at no cost from a participating pharmacy by bringing the COVID-19 test to the pharmacy counter and presenting their Express Scripts ID card. To locate a participating pharmacy, login to your Express Scripts account and click Find a Pharmacy. Participants may also purchase tests online by logging in at and clicking Order At-Home COVID-19 Tests from the home page.

UCC Medicare Advantage Plan participants can obtain COVID-19 at home tests by placing an order at Tests are not available through Humana.

Meet Joaquin Labour-Acosta

Joaquin Labour 2Read this interview with Joaquin Labour-Acosta, Director of Grants and Scholarships and the Ministers’ Financial Vitality Initiative—all components of the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance (UCBMA), the philanthropic arm of the Pension Boards, which was founded in 1885 to assist retired clergy and their spouses. (To learn more about UCBMA and its history, click here.)

Pension Boards Receives $500,000 Lilly Grant to Expand Access to MFVI

November 30, 2021 - The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ has been selected to receive a $500,000 grant in supplemental funding from the Lilly Endowment to expand participation in the Ministers’ Financial Vitality Initiative (MFVI), a financial wellness program for the United Church of Christ clergy. This is the third grant awarded to the Pension Boards by the Lilly Endowment in support of this initiative.

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Next Generation Leadership Initiative (NGLI)


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It is our pleasure to introduce you to the newest cohorts that are beginning their NGLI journey. NGLI is a leadership development initiative that equips, energizes, and empowers younger United Church of Christ local church pastors to build vibrant congregations that change lives and further God’s mission in the world.

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