A Family of Healing and Caring Ministries
January 19, 2005
Inside This Issue: Bill Schindel Agency, Allstate and Interstate Benefit
Communications join UMA as a new Business Partner
√ Convention Highlight:
Chaplain & Confer- UMA is proud to announce another business partner, the Bill Schindel Agency (an
ence Related Units Allstate and Interstate Benefit Communications [IBC]) provider. We all know that
Educational Tracts Allstate provides car insurance, customized programs and superior service, but you
may be unaware of Allstate’s recent acquisition of American Heritage Life Insurance
√ New UMA Business Company. This acquisition has brought about the creation of the Allstate Workplace
Partner, Allstate/ Division (AWD), a division devoted to providing quality voluntary insurance products
Interstate Benefit to employers and employees at the workplace. Some of the important considerations
Communications and competitive advantages of Allstate are:
• Financial stability, net income of 2.7 billion for the year 2003
• Licensed in 50 states
• Is 47th on the Fortune 500
Calendar of Events • Received high marks within the insurance industry, A+ (Superior) by A.M.
Best, AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor’s, Aa3 (Excellent) by Moody’s.
The good news is that Allstate is a very stable company, they have the finances to do
January 24-26, 2005 - business today and they will be here tomorrow. In addition to their financial strength,
EAGLE Booth at the SC IBC through Allstate, will be able to offer Life Insurance, Term and Universal Life,
Association of Children’s
Homes & Family Srvs Mtg
Disability and their SHOP programs at a contingent guaranteed issue. This means
UMA members and their employees can purchase these products for themselves and/
March 10-13, 2005- or their family members where applicable by answering only a few questions.
UMA’s 65th National
Convention Portland, OR In addition to the above mentioned products, Allstate has a
Group Voluntary SHOP specifically designed for your part
July 10-13, 2005 -
CYF Summer Workshop, time employees. Based on your benefit programs, other
Mulberry Inn, Savannah, GA quality products are available. Allstate has taken a different
approach than other voluntary companies. Each state has a
main office with satellite offices and paid company
representatives. The main interest of these representatives is
to see that services rendered with the IBC/Allstate team are Reminder:
United Methodist Association
407 Corporate Center Dr., employer oriented and within standards that Allstate The National
Suite B expects. Their no pressure approach is refreshing, products Convention
Vandalia, OH 45377 offered are second to none, and their emphasis on education earlybird regis-
and consultation will go a long way in helping you offer the
Fax: 937-222-7364 best benefit program available. Finally, members of the
UMA@UMAssociation.org UMA can obtain Allstate car insurance, customized is January 28th.
programs and superior service at no additional cost to you.
Chaplain (CHP) and Conference Related
Units (CRU) Educational Tracts
“Off the Trail to the Well,”
Leahgreatta “Gretta” Hairston
WV Annual Conference, Charleston, WV
Participants will learn a variety of methods that they can incor-
porate into their daily lives to achieve and maintain a state of
“Being in Partnership with UM Related Institutions” CRU
University of Louisiana at Monroe, Tallulah, LA
How are the needs of church related social and health ministries changing? While relat-
ing the Wesleyan call to ministry with the needs of society and church related organiza-
tions, discuss approaches to assisting those ministries.
“Providing Full Range Pastoral Services on a Shoe String Budget” CHP
Paul Yeun and Elizabeth M. Shetter
Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA
Most facilities operate on a small budget and staff. How can we be sensitive to the
enormous expectations of those in care and their families for pastoral services and justify
our important role in the mission of our institutions? Paul and
Elizabeth will talk about what Chambersburg Hospital does in response to these ques-
tions and why they were awarded the covetous “Achievement Award” by the Hospital
and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.
“Reaching the Marginalized and Uninsured” CRU
Recognize who is becoming marginalized and discuss programs and strategies that are
being used to address their needs. Also discuss the scriptural foundations for addressing
the issues in this session.
“What’s Methodist About Your Place?” CHP
This presentation will tell the story of The Methodist Hospital System in Houston and the
success it achieved in cultivating its spiritual identity and environment through a process
of values integration. Attendees will learn ways in which this process can be applied to
their own organization and expect the same positive results. The potential for taking the
values integration process to churches and other institutions within the church will also
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“Analyze the Emerging Trends” Part I CRU
Identify the major trends in health, wellness and illness that are now upon our society and
compare these problems with what is confronting the rest of God’s World.
“Sustaining an Ethical Organizational Climate” CHP
Steven Ivy, Craig Jordan and Christine McHenry
Clarian Health Partners, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Understand the importance of an ethical environment for people effectiveness, organiza-
tional effectiveness and mission effectiveness.
“Analyze the Emerging Trends” Part II CRU
Discuss the programs, ministries and institutional responses that are being utilized and/or
need to be implemented in order to address the society’s needs that were addressed in
the first session.
“Creative Chaplaincy - Tools and Renewal for Spiritual Care Providers” CHP
Gina Rose Halpern
The Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries, Richmond, CA
The Rev. Dr. In the midst of suffering Dr. Patch Adams has used humor and love for healing. The Rev.
Mearle L. Griffith Dr. Gina Rose Halpern traveled and worked with him as a clown in pediatric hospitals in
President/CEO Russia, and will share these creative approaches and more during this session.
Ms. Teresa A Trost
Vice President “Populations at Risk” CRU
Ms. Ronelle Hill Describe the concept of risk for each age group in our population while identifying the
Coordinator of societal factors that shape risk. Review scriptural concepts of risk management.
Ms. Kristen P. Cress “Advance Care Planning: A Trail Worth Blazing” CHP
Coordinator of Joe Ranager & Edward Norris
Member Services Methodist Healthcare, Germantown, TN
Through lecture, video and group participation this session will discuss the need for
Mrs. Billie Richter
addressing Advance Care Planning at all stages of life to help with practical and spiritual
Sectretary to issues when persons are unable to speak for themselves.
“Shifting Our Focus to Wellness” CRU
Wellness is a philosophy/practice supported by scriptural and
“Labyrinth” CHP & CRU Member News
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. Laby- will not be
The excerpts contained in rinths are a tool for meditation and prayer. It is a metaphor for published next
Member News are for infor- life’s journey. Although labyrinths and mazes are often confused week, but will
mational purposes only. They they are not the same. A maze is a puzzle to be solved. A labyrinth return on
are not intended as a substitute has only one path. It is unidirectional, the way in is the way out.
for professional advice.
The labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back
February 2, 2005.
again out into the world.