RESOLUTION 2017 – 26
RESOLUTION to 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SESSION
Resolution relating for Advance Special Applications
Presented by the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference CSGM
Whereas the Conference Advance Special is a program of ministry which can seek funds from a local church that keeps its financial commitments to the conference and General Church in full in the previous years budget and has a desire to extend its support of the mission of the church through designated giving; and
Whereas a list of Conference Advance Specials would resource local churches, either in need of support for their programs and ministries, or local churches eager to extend their support of mission of the church; and
Whereas practicality indicates a change in the time period covered by a list of conference advance specials to as soon as possible after they are approved;
Therefore, be it resolved that the following programs and ministries of the annual conference having completed the appropriate applications, be designated as a list of Conference Advance Specials for the year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
Applicant: Julie Anderman.
607 Rose Petal Lane
Mount Joy, PA 17552.
This ministry caters to the well being of clergy spouses, on the basis that healthy spouses are crucial to healthy pastors and healthy churches.
They minister through workshops, retreats, coaching sessions, and research designed by clergy spouses.
their current program focuses on Sabbath and pastoral transitions.
Applicant: Sandra M. Cislo.
307 Market Street, Marcus Hook, PA 19061.
Phone: 610-416-5112. 610-485-6162.
This is a 4 week, free summer reading and lunch program for students. Marcus Hook is a high poverty community, and as such the community faces a high degree of risks associated with poverty. this program helps students to have an alternative to those risks. It is the ministry of the Cokesbury church community to investing in the children and setting them up for a greater interest in reading and information.
Applicant: Mary Alice Law.
800 West Marshall Street
Norristown, PA 19401.
The ministry is based on the idea of reaching people where they are, with three programs.
A soup Kitchen that provides a nutritious hot meal on Sundays to over 100 participants in the Norristown area.
A food Pantry distributes food stuff twice a month to 65 needy families. The package includes toiletries and other supplies.
The HAWS Clothing room open to individuals to browse clothes, books and other household items as needed at no cost.
The HAWS ministry is looking to expand their services to cover a larger group of people in need.
Applicant: L Joanne Young.
517 North Locust Street
Hazelton PA 18201.
Phones: Office: 570-454-4661.
The ministry is dedicated to nurturing children, building self esteem and facilitation discovery of their gifts in the context of a safe place to play and learn.
They also have a clothing depot to meet the needs of persons in crisis.
They develop programs for enrichment and growth of the local churches.
Applicant: Rev. William J. Ritzenthaler,
7860 Center Street, Emerald PA 18080.
Phones: 610-767-6233. 610-704-4845. 610-984-5452.
This ministry is a food ministry providing food through food banks, food during emergencies to families, and also supplying food to soup kitchens.
They also provide clothing and furniture to families in the community who are in need.
They are helping those in poverty with some assistance as they seek to better themselves. Helping Hands ministry introduces people to Christ and the church, also provides opportunities for volunteers who want to serve the community.
Applicant: Rev. Susan L. Worrell.
Western Professional Center
1515 West Chester Pike Suite A-3, West Chester PA 19382.
Phones: 610-436-9298. 484-732-8269. 484-883-7628.
The ministry is a non-profit, it offers professional counseling, and facilitates Retreats and workshops covering a wide range of issues by qualified and certified professionals and ordained clergy regardless of a person’s ability to pay a full fee. The ministry nurtures healing that leads to transformation and kingdom building. The ministry is open to all ages, races, gender, and sexual orientation.
Applicant: Jennifer & John Lafferty.
315 Municipal Drive, Thorndale PA 19372.
Phones: 610-470-1369. 610-766-0944. 610-384-4228.
A well balanced after school program that helps students in their studies, provides a healthy snack and active physical exercise three days a week. The mission was originally targeted to Liberian immigrants, but has grown into a diverse ethnic group. Prayer, bible-reading, worship, singing and craft are part of this ministry.
Applicant: Correen M. Russo.
20 E Clay Street, Lancaster PA 17602.
Phones: 717-394-8412. 717-808-8633.
The ministry is designed to benefit the disadvantaged, they focus on three areas
They coordinate with 75 churches in the South West District and offer opportunities for over 200 volunteers annually.
Applicant: Luke Billman.
2223 E. York St.
Philadelphia, PA 19125.
Phones: Office: 215-259-3534.
The Ministry is primarily with victims of sex-trafficking, prostitution and abuse.
providing safe house and training for victims through education, worship and counsel.
the Goal is to bring the love of God to those who are trapped in this vicious cycle in the city of Philadelphia.
The ministry is also focused keenly on raising disciples of Christ from this community of victims.
Applicant: The Rev. Sara J. Davis Shappell.
P.O. Box 724 Southeastern PA 19399.
Phones: 610-873-3988. 610-873-8328.
This ministry has been operational for over 23 years as an integral part of EPC. The ministry partners with churches, groups and individuals who are seeking a deeper relationship with God. They offer scholarships, Retreats and seminars for spiritual formation and living as the people of God