Board of Ministerial Aid - We Are Here to Help!

Board of Ministerial Aid - We Are Here to Help!

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The Board of Ministerial Aid, founded in 1869, provides confidential financial assistance and counseling both to clergy and their families who serve, or have served in the historic Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ and other churches of the "congregational way."  (Information on similar programs for clergy in Connecticut and Rhode Island can be found here.)

The founding members of the Board understood the challenges of pastoring and established a fund to assist clergy and their families in times of need. That fund has been supplemented over the years with private donations and proceeds from its portfolio. The Board’s role is to use that fund to model the compassionate care of Christ and continue to help ensure the financial well-being of pastors in the historic Massachusetts Conference.

You have responded to the call “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…” (Eph. 4:12). The Board of Ministerial Aid (BMA) honors your gift of ministry on behalf of the church.  Now it is our privilege to support you.
 
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If you or a clergy person you know could benefit from any of our programs, please contact the Board's President or your Associate Conference Minister. If assistance needed is for someone else, encourage him/her to contact us directly; you also may contact us on his/her behalf. To get more information or to apply for help, contact one of the Associate Conference Ministers or the President of the Board of Ministerial Aid, Walter Kreil at 978-944-0259 or walter.n.kreil@gmail.com.

No matter which path you take in seeking Ministerial Aid, you have the comfort of knowing that we strictly enforce procedures that protect the privacy of those we help. 
Confidentiality is of primary importance.  No matter which path you take in seeking Ministerial Aid, you have the comfort of knowing that we strictly enforce procedures that protect the privacy of those we help.

Financial Assistance and Counseling Offerings
 
Emergency Grants for an unexpected, immediate need (such as out-of-pocket medical expenses, death in family, other extra-ordinary expenses), as a bridge toward a long-term financial solution.

Quarterly Grants for retired clergy and/or spouses/partners to supplement inadequate retirement income.

Christmas Gifts: financial assistance for retired clergy and/or spouses/partners — offered in cooperation with the Pension Board.

Pastoral Counseling: Pastoral Counseling for clergy who seek or are referred for pastoral counseling.  Centers are available in several Massachusetts locations.  Our counseling partners draw on the rich traditions both of psychology and spirituality.

For Pastoral Counseling, call:
Pastoral Counseling Centers of Massachusetts  
Westboro, Worcester, Hudson areas
508-366-4000
 
NE Pastoral Institute 
Eastern Massachusetts including Boston metro area.
603-890-6767
 
Financial Counseling: Financial Counseling for active and retired ministers who have standing in the historic Massachusetts Conference and have excessive credit card debts, are unable to balance income with expenses, or wonder about the best way to catch up with unpaid bills.

The Board of Ministerial Aid has collaborated with the UCC Pension Board to provide financial counseling services through Ernst & Young for active and retired ministers who have standing in the historic Massachusetts Conference.  If you have excessive credit card debts, are unable to balance income with expenses, or wonder about the best way to catch up with unpaid bills.
Ernst & Young can assist you with issues such as these at no cost to you.  Get started with Ernst & Young at www.pbucc.org and scroll down.

If we can help, we look forward to hearing from you.  Please visit our website at www.sneucc.org/bma.

The Board of Ministerial Aid (BMA) is an independent non-profit organization.
 
 Author
Walter N. Kreil
President, MA Board of Ministerial Aid
 

Author

Walter Kreil

Walter Kreil is the President of the Board of Ministerial Aid

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