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Arch Street UMC’s Sanctuary ministry on ‘60 Minutes’ May 21

NOTE:   Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” program, that featured Arch Street UMC’s Sanctuary ministry can now be viewed online. “60 Minutes,” CBS Television’s top-rated, weekly news magazine program, featured the Sanctuary ministry at Arch Street… Read more

Phila. church offers sanctuary to shield father from deportation

Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia is providing sanctuary for Javier Flores García, 40, an undocumented Mexican immigrant and a husband and father of three. The church, which is part of… Read more

Safe Sanctuaries:
Selection & Screening

>> Return to Safe Sanctuaries main page. Clearances The following clearances must be renewed every 5 years. Child Abuse History Clearances Apply Online: Apply for Child Abuse History Clearance Online… Read more

2017 Charge Conference Forms

INSTRUCTIONS

All Charge Conference forms are to be downloaded to your computer, saved in your computer, completed (don’t forget to save again!). For submission of forms, your District Office will provide instructions on the preferred method. The forms are designed to be completed on a computer and the answer boxes will expand to accommodate the length of your response.

This is the “on year” for submitting the “Safety and Accessibility Inspection” form. The Action Plan does not have to be submitted.

All Safe Sanctuary policies should be updated according to the Resolution 2016-09.

The Accountability Agreement between the EPA UMC and the BSA was introduced in 2016 and must be completed every three years. Therefore this must only be completed this year:

  • if it was not completed in 2016
  • if there is a new BSA troop at your church
  • if there has been a change in scout leadership

DUE DATES:  Your clergy profile is due 2 weeks prior to your pastoral interview.  All other forms except the Church Budget and Fund Balance report are due two weeks before your charge conference or by Nov. 15 – whichever comes first.  Pay close attention to the 2017 Church Forms Schedule and plan ahead. Do not make the DRA have to chase down your reports!

We hope that you will find the annual reporting process to be an opportunity to celebrate your church’s achievements, a useful tool to evaluate your church’s ministry goals and objectives, and a helpful process to ask important accountability questions. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact your District Office.

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Worship Leader, Columbia UMC

General Description: Coordinates the Praise Service music in a manner that assists the congregation in worshiping and serving God. Specific Responsibilities: Directs the Praise Band at weekly Praise Service as… Read more

Eastern PA committed to ‘Helping Puerto Rico Rise Again’

With a new missional fundraising campaign underway to support Puerto Rico’s recovery from hurricane devastation, Eastern PA Conference leaders plan to tour Methodist churches and their communities there in February,… Read more

Another tragedy, another reminder

Our country is still reeling from the recent incident in New York City where a terrorist brutally ran over and killed innocent people with a truck. Now we learn of another heinous, hateful act of unbelievable violence against innocent…  Read more

Attendance high at 2016 Tools for Ministry events

It wasn’t exactly March Madness, but several districts celebrated their best attendance ever at Tools for Ministry leadership training events in March, enjoying a more temperate climate than the cold, often-snowy… Read more

West District Classifieds

**NEW! Added 2/9/18 – Children’s Director Needed. Location: Marticville United Methodist Church. Approximately 6-10 children. Age range from 4 years to 12. For more information call: Pastor Doug Paglia @ 717-342-8195 or e-mail at: dpag@embarqmail.com…. Read more

Peace amid passion: Resolutions stir Annual Conference debates

Trustees Chairman Alvin Kingcade and Legal Counsel Robert Shoemaker

The Eastern PA Annual Conference considered 23 of 25 submitted resolutions during its 2015 session, May 14-16, and a handful of them generated heavy debate on controversial concerns. But despite… Read more