“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.

2019-2020 Advance Specials

The list of programs and ministries, as approved by the 2019 Annual Conference, designated as a list of Conference Advance Specials for the year July 1, 2019 through  June 30, 2020. Continue

Advance Special Application

Dear pastors, project coordinators, and mission leaders of Eastern Pennsylvania,

On behalf of the Conference Global Ministries team, I thank you for the ministries you are involved in. We trust that you had a great year of serving the Lord and his people.

Now is the time to submit applications for approval as an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Advance Special for the coming year.  Applications are needed now so that the advance special resolution can be prepared for 2020 Annual Conference.  Please fill out the enclosed application form and return it electronically to me at

This year the deadline is March 12, 2020.

Thank you for your consideration and help.


Deaconess Barbara Drake
Conference Secretary of Global Ministries.

Download the application

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

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