From the www.awfumc.org homepage you enter your login information in the "church login" box on the right of the screen.
Each church needs to be registered with Trak-1 to do background checks within their congregation. To get registered, go to United Methodist Insurance. When you get there, go to the RESOURCES tab. Drop down the menu and click on Background Screening - A Loss Prevention Tool. Now click on the TRAK 1 logo to be routed to the log in/new user page.
New user? Click on GET STARTED. Returning customer? Sign in.
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We have placed all insurance premiums and required pension contributions for our clergy in the apportionments of the Annual Conference. These apportionments were then sent to each local church on an annual basis. In a model of greater transparency, local churches will now receive the direct bill for their clergy (and, if applicable, lay employee) benefits to accurately see the total cost of the benefit.
These statistics may be found here.
Cost vary for an exhibition license, depending on the film. Each distribution company has a catalog with pricing. A Disney flick will cost you a lot more than a Veggie Tales show. It can run from $50 per viewing to over $1000. The best deal on BMI/ASCAP for churches is through the Willow Creek Association. Membership in the association entitles you to a substantial discount on BMI/ASCAP licensing.
One area where you can open yourself up for trouble with BMI/ASCAP is if you happen to have a big popular hall that you rent out for wedding receptions. This kind of venue is a magnet for the copyright police.
Every 2 years.
Let's imagine there are three churches on the charge: Church A, B, and C. Add the total apportionments of all three churches. (A+B+C = X ) Divide A/X for Church A. Divide B/X for Church B. Divide C/X for Church C. The total percentage should be 100. Multiply the total monthly bill by the percentage for each church to determine the amount each church will pay. This formula works the same for health insurance and pension billing.
No. The United Methodist Hymnal is copyright 1989 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Except as stated elsewhere in the hymnal, all rights on all materials are reserved by The United Methodist Publishing House and no part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any other information storage or retrieval system, except as may be expressly permitted by the 1976 Copyright Act or in writing from the publisher.
Requests for permission on material controlled by The United Methodist Publishing House should be addressed in writing to Permissions Office, Abingdon Press, 201 Eighth Avenue South, Nashville TN 37202.
Keep in mind that the following often-given excuses for illegally copying hymns or songs will not hold up in court:
None of the above will legally keep you from paying a fine if you are caught. In certain limited cases, for certain hymns, numbers 1 and 2 may allow you to legally reproduce portions of the hymns (never choral, instrumental, handbell, or other arrangements, however). Numbers 3-5 are never reasons for you to feel free to use copyrighted material without permission. It is always your responsibility to make certain your use is within the law.
Blue Squirrell software (www.bluesquirrel.com) has a product called "ClickBook". It will format not only a booklet, but virtually any other type of document, including reducing or enlarging to fit whatever paper size you want to use.
You still have to lay out the material the way you want it to appear, but you can use Word or any page layout program to do that. Clickbook doesn't let you manipulate the content of the document, but it does the formating, pagination, etc. and does it quite well.
GCFA has strict rules regarding usage of the official UMC symbol, the cross and flame. Click HERE for complete guidelines.
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