Walking Together in Uncertain Times

Serving You So You Can Serve Others

Advocating on Your Behalf
Letter to Congress

Portico’s President and CEO,
as part of the Church Alliance, urges
lawmakers to pass additional legislation
to protect health care access for
furloughed and out-of-work employees.

Thank you for the important work you’re doing during this time. Across the country, rostered ministers and staff at congregations, social ministries, and other ELCA-affiliated organizations are on the front lines — drawing on your resilience and ingenuity to continue bringing hope and vital services to people in need. We are grateful for your service. And we’re here to support you.

Read the full letter from our President and CEO, Rev. Jeff Thiemann

CARES Act Information

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law March 27, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

CARES Act FAQs
What recent legislation means for you.



Paycheck Protection Program for ELCA Ministries and Congregations 15:11
Help your ministry continue to remain viable as you lead through the challenges of COVID-19 by using the Payroll Protection Program.

Presented on April 9, 2020
Presenters: Rev. Phil Hirsch, Tom Cunniff, and Rev. Jeff Thiemann


Additional COVID-19 Resources

ELCA Public Health
The ELCA provides guidance resources for our faith community.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Visit often for the most up-to-date coronavirus guidance and details.

Watch Out for Coronavirus Scams PDF
Scam artists are always looking for new ways to prey on consumers. Learn more about how to protect yourself from coronavirus-related scams.

Market Volatility Resources

Market Week PDF
Economic and market recap as of prior Friday’s market close.

Market Month PDF
Insight into the prior month’s market and economic behavior.

Market Review Q3 2020 PDF
Summary of prior quarter’s economic and market highlights.

Student Loan Relief Extended Through End of Year PDF
​Read about what this extension means for federal loan borrowers.

Hunker Down PDF
The market is trying to find a bottom. Stay diversified. Focus on the long term.

The Guide to Diversification PDF
Build a solid investment strategy to help realize your goals — no matter what the market does.

Test Drive Your Investment Strategy PDF
Scenario planning may help you focus on the long term through a market downturn.

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