Administrative Resources

ANNUAL MEETING RESOURCES
2019 Annual Meeting Letter
There will not be an annual report letter from Bishop Thomas-Breitfeld.  She desires and encourages congregations to use the letter from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

We recommend enclosing your annual report inside the ELCA-produced annual report cover. This colorful wrap-around sheet provides:

  • Message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
  • Devotional materials to begin your annual meeting, including a hymn and responsive prayer
  • Brief explanations of ELCA churchwide ministries funded by your congregation’s mission support
  • Scored and offset spine for ease in inserting and  stapling annual report materials

  2018 Annual Report Covers available for download FREE from the ELCA
(for use at 2019 annual meetings)

Compensation Guidelines

The SCSW Compensation Guidelines and Recommendations are downloadable and available for your use as you do your budget planning for the coming year. These are suggested minimum guidelines.

2020 Guidelines: (PDF)

2019 Guidelines: (PDF)  (Word)

Benefits

For further information on Board of Pensions/Portico rates, calculators and details visit the Portico Benefits website.

Congregational Reporting of Financial and Insurance Plans

Remittance Form for congregational treasurer – Each congregation is mailed a congregational ID number to include on this form. It is important to include the form with each remittance.

Remittance Form:  (PDF)  (Word)

Certification of Audit and Blanket Insurance Forms – Each year in late January, each congregation’s treasurer is asked to complete these forms to ensure we have accurate documentation on financial and insurance plans.

Audit Certificate:  (PDF)  (Word)

Blanket Employee Dishonesty Coverage Form – Each year in late January, each congregation’s treasurer is asked to complete these forms to ensure we have accurate documentation on financial and insurance plans.

Employee Dishonesty Coverage:  (PDF)

Synod & Parish Protection Handbook 

This handbook contains guidelines for screening staff and volunteers and recommendations of appropriate behaviors for adults who work with children and youth.

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