August 10, 2020
Dear Pastors of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference,
Subject: Education Society Grant Program
In late February I began a series with our Sunday school class titled “When God Doesn’t Fix It.” We covered 3 lessons before the Covid 19 pandemic caused church services to be cancelled. Most of us were living on a “Stay at Home” order and many of us may have asked “Why doesn’t God Fix It?” I don’t have an answer – perhaps because I cannot see the situation from God’s perspective. However, even today, I am convinced that God will lead us through this time when we cannot see an end to the spread of the Covid 19 virus.
That being said, I realize that all of our pastors struggled with how to minister to their congregations. We decided that we needed to delay the Education Society Grant Program and move the application process to late August. Any grants that students receive will be delayed until the spring semester of 2021. I will include with this email a grant application but ask that you please notify your congregation of the following:
From August 17 to September 4, the Education Society will have a 3-week period where we will accept grant applications and combine them with applications we received in early May. Selection of recipients will happen in September and awards will be made to be credited to spring semester 2021. The dollar amount will not be changed, it just will not be divided over 2 semesters. The Grant application can be accessed at the following link:
Thank you so much.
Chairperson, Education Society