As you may be aware, the Boy Scouts of America have filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy largely due to the number of sexual molestation claims they are facing. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Office of General Counsel, in consultation with the legal offices of Formula of Agreement partners including the UCC, have prepared the attached document which is suitable for distribution to our Local Churches. It contains information about the proof of claim process, should Local Churches who had or have a charter with the BSA want to protect any claim that they may have against BSA. While the proof of claim process is not difficult, Local Churches may want to consult an attorney for assistance. In line with FAQ #5, United Church of Christ Local Churches are not represented by the Office of General Counsel or by Conference Attorneys in this matter.