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Financial Update - March 2013


Conference Budget:

Please reference Schedule A and Schedule B for a summary of the conference budget for March 2013.

As a result of the faithful giving of EPA local churches to the connectional ministries fund or CMF we ended 2012 surpassing the $3,400,000 budget. Total receipts were $3,401,619 and December 2012 was another outstanding month with receipts totaling $432,684. Thanks to all of the congregations who continue to support this ministry. For 2013, the annual budget is the same as 2012, $3.4 million. Through three months a total of $764,483 has been received. This is in line with receipts from a year ago, at the same period, when a total of $781,149 was received from local churches for CMF. Review Schedule C to see the March 2013 Year-to-date church giving information.

Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter video clips from Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

Bishop's Holy Week Videos

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson has made a series of short video clips for Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter that will bless your soul!  Please feel free to download them and use them in your churches.

Financial Update - February 2013

Conference Budget:
Please reference Schedule A and Schedule B for a summary of the conference budget for February 2013.

As a result of the faithful giving of EPA local churches to the connectional ministries fund or CMF we ended 2012 surpassing the $3,400,000 budget. Total receipts were $3,401,619 and December 2012 was another outstanding month with receipts totaling $432,684. Thanks to all of the congregations who continue to support this ministry. For 2013, the annual budget is the same as 2012, $3.4 million. Through two months a total of $486,033 has been received. This is in line with receipts from a year ago, at the same period, when a total of $497,569 was received from local churches for CMF.

Annual Conference Blog!

Annual Conference BlogOur Theme this year for our annual conference is Health: Head-to-Toe; Heaven-to-Earth; and Heart-to-Heart (physical – spiritual – relational).We are excited to invite you to participate with us before, during, and after conference on matters relating to physical, spiritual and relational health!

Between now and annual conference each month you will be invited to share (God moments) stories/experiences online. In our first month you will be invited to share your God moments relative to physical health and wholeness followed by postings in the second month when our focus will be on spiritual growth and health, and finally we will devote the last month prior to conference to growth and health in relationships. This will lead us right into conference week which will be filled with additional fun and surprises to help us build on the relationships we have already established and help us as we seek to develop new relationships!

CONAM Worship Service

 

CONAM Worship Service

Guest speaker:   Homer Noley
Former Director of the National United Methodist Native American Center, on the campus of Claremont Lincoln University/Claremont School of Theology.  Established in 1983, NUMNAC aims to strengthen the self-sufficiency and self-determination of Native American churches and Native American in ministry. The Rev. Homer Noley is the author of First White Frost:  Native Americans and United Methodism and co-authored Native American Theology, addressing issues faced by Native Americans today.

Celebrate World Missions on April 6

Please join the World Missions Celebration on April 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Olivet UMC in Coatesville.

Print the flyer to distribute in your church.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!!!

 

Come and Celebrate Our Missions

Meeting missionaries and learning about their work will be among the highlights of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Mission Celebration on Saturday April 6 from 9 am to 4 pm at Olivet United Methodist Church in Coatesville.  Bishop Peggy Johnson will be the keynote speaker at this special event, co-sponsored by the Conference Mission Committee and United Methodist Women.

Town Hall Meetings Completed, Preliminary Draft Resources still available

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson would like to thank all laity and clergy for attending the town hall meetings.

2013 Annual Conference Exhibitors

2013 Annual ConferenceThe Commission on Conference Sessions is pleased to offer table space for exhibitors at Annual Conference – May 16-18, 2013, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA  19456.

EXHIBITOR TABLE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! We reserve the right to approve all vendors and items available for sale in compliance with UMC policy and Social Principles.  

A $50 charge for United Methodist affiliated groups and a $125 charge for non-United Methodist Church groups must be paid for each exhibit table. All requests must be received by Friday, March 15, 2013.  Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Absolutely no last minute requests can be honored since the table layout must be finalized with the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center prior to Annual Conference.

Deadlines for Annual Conference 2013

Information and deadlines for Annual Conference 2013

This year Clergy and Laity Sessions will be held at Asbury UMC in Allentown, PA on May 4, 2013 beginning at 9:30 am – Noon.

At 10:00 am on Thursday, May 16, 2013 Bishop Johnson will open Annual Conference with a brief devotion followed by a time of sharing the wonderful ministries that are happening on each of our districts. Because the emphasis of this annual conference will be on wholeness, there will be specific time built into the schedule for fellowship/prayer/reflection to invite you to ponder the question: How is it with your soul? Labyrinths and prayer rooms will also be available for your use.

On Thursday evening, May 16th at 7:00 pm, we will have our Memorial Service and Communion. Bishop Violet Fisher will preach at this service.

2013 Urban Summit: "God Has Not Left His Cities"

2013 Urban Summit"And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare." (Jeremiah 29:7)

The purpose of the Urban Ministry Summit is to provide opportunities for both clergy and laity representatives from all Urban Centers throughout the EPAUMC to come together to address the many issues faced in urban areas and to provide these leaders with the resources to enhance and to revitalize the methodology  in which ministry is carried out.  Also to purpose action plans to address vital concerns and develop working groups to create a catalyst for change.

Who Should Attend:
Urban Pastors, Laity, Deacons, District Superintendents, Missioners and All Persons Interested in Urban Ministry.

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