Beginning our 228th year, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church has served the spiritual needs of the people of Eastern Pennsylvania – a vibrant and diverse community, spanning 16 counties and 7 metropolitan areas. As we reflect on our past blessings, we have the responsibility to ensure a future even more dynamic than our past.
Fulfilling Our Covenant is a Conference-wide stewardship and financial campaign that strives to raise a minimum of $3,000,000 in gifts and pledges. It is one tier of a three tier, $11 million Annual Conference Resolution (RESOLUTION# 2012-21) to address the Pre-1982 Clergy Pension liability obligation.
Through this initiative, we seek to invite every member of every church to consider the impact of clergy in his or her lives. These men and women — more accustomed to giving rather than receiving, to serving rather than being served – are worthy of our support. We prayerfully ask that you consider joining your brothers and sisters across more than 400 congregations to address an obligation to our past that will help shape our future. Together, as one family, we can honor those who have made a profound impact on our lives.
“Fulfilling Our Covenant” Capital Campaign Update, September 2015
Dear Church Leader:
If your church has pledged and is meeting its commitment to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s “Fulfilling Our Covenant” Capital Campaign, we earnestly thank you for your faithfulness to this collective stewardship effort. Along with other participating churches, you have helped us reduce the amount that we will need to fund our Pre-82 Retired Clergy Pension Liability.
If you have not made a commitment or begun paying on it, it is not too late to do so. We will soon enter the campaign’s final year, and we are prayerfully eager to finish this important race together, with faithful participation by all our churches.
Campaign contribution checks should be made payable to “Fulfilling Our Covenant” and mailed to the following address:
Fulfilling Our Covenant
Eastern PA Conference UMC
c/o PO Box 188
Kensington, CT 06037-0188
Questions about a church’s giving should be directed to EPA Conference Treasurer James Cruickshank at jCruickshank@epaumc.org or 610-666-9090, ext. 7007.