“You can’t beat God’s giving,” goes the old song, “no matter how hard you try.”

The opportunity to give, to share gifts from our God-given abundance that can benefit others–especially others in need–is a blessing. And indeed, we are “blessed to be a blessing.” Through our generosity we manifest our gratitude to God and our commitment to Christ’s teaching, as illustrated profoundly in Matthew 25. When we give it is a sign and symbol of our loving compassion, the works of our faith and our responsible stewardship of God’s gifts.

The Eastern PA Conference and the larger United Methodist Church offer many giving opportunities, many ministries and financial needs for assistance that depend on the generosity of God’s people. Thank you for visiting this page and for prayerfully considering how you can help. All checks should be made out to Eastern PA Conference and mailed to the Eastern PA Conference, P.O. Box 820, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0820.

How to Give

By Church Offering

Make your check payable to your local church. Write the name and fund number of the advance special in your check memo. Drop your gift in any United Methodist Church offering plate or give your gift to your church treasurer, so that your church will get credit.

By Mail

Make your check payable to “Eastern PA Conference” and mail to:

Eastern PA Conference
Attn: Accounting
PO Box 820
Valley Forge, PA 19482

Conference Advance Special Mission Projects

Conference Advance Specials is a missional stewardship program of second-mile giving by generous churches, groups and individuals to support primarily local ministries.  Churches that want to give to support Conference Advance Specials should first fulfill their primary connectional stewardship commitments to the conference and general church by remitting apportioned funds and direct bill payments.

Conference Advance Special mission projects are approved and promoted by the Annual Conference to seek donated funds from local churches through designated giving. Churches should send donated funds, using the monthly remittance system, to the Conference Treasurer’s Office, which will account for them and then transfer them to the designated project.

2018-2019 Advance Specials

The list of programs and ministries, as approved by the 2018 Annual Conference, designated as a list of Conference Advance Specials for the year July 1, 2018 through  June 30, 2019. Continue

Download: ADVANCE SPECIAL APPLICATION Form for 2019-2020

Capital Campaign

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. Learn more

Celebrate National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

Share a Love Offering for Puerto Rico on any Sunday,
September 16 – October 14, 2018

Dear Eastern PA Conference Churches:

We urge you to receive a special love offering and help us support efforts by the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricane Maria’s destruction.

Resolution 2018-26, adopted at our 2018 Annual Conference, calls on all churches to celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month in September by receiving and sharing this love offering to aid our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico. We recommend any Sunday, September 16-October 14, for your observance and offering

Learn more our Helping Puerto Rico Rise Again webpage.

Why people don’t leave a legacy gift to your church

Jack Brooks, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation, will explore the motivation of today’s donors who plan legacy gifts, how a church supports them during that journey, and also the top reasons why donors change planned gifts or never even consider them in the first place. Attend this informative stewardship discussion Nov.  8, at 6:30 to 8:30 PM (or come for dinner first at 5:30) at Holy Cross UMC’s Reading Campus, 329 N 5th St, Reading. The Rev. Kent Kroehler, Stewardship Chair of the Mid Atlantic United Methodist Foundation, will offer devotions. Register today.

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