Annual Conference 2018: “We will all be Changed”

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Annual Conference approves justice-related resolutions

By John W. Coleman–June 17, 2018

Members of the 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 14-16 in Oaks, PA, too historic steps in the cause for justice by passing several key resolutions. But they stopped just short of advocating for the denomination to allow congregations that want to leave over proposed changes to church law regarding LGBTQ rights to do so with their properties. Read more…

2018-28L – Emergency Resolution to End Family Separation Policy and Practice, submitted at Annual Conference

  • Conference featured in several key media stories
    The Eastern Conference PA Conference has appeared in both the United Methodist and Philadelphia media lately.  The Philadelphia Inquirer and www.philly.com published a story about our Annual Conference’s historic passage... Read more
  • Annual Conference 2018: ‘A time for every purpose’
    By John W. Coleman To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NKJV) Invoking heaven’s oversight from start to finish, the 232nd Eastern... Read more
  • Sustaining mission through ‘Holy Currencies’
    Money, Time and Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth, Wellness. Those are the six Holy Currencies the Rev. Eric Law shared with Eastern PA Conference members in his interactive teaching session at their 2018 Annual Conference June 15. These essential values must circulate or flow among people to form a “cycle of blessings,” he said. They should continuously recycle through exchanges, like currency, to ensure that effective ministry can be both “missional and sustainable.”  Read more
  • Annual conference urged to embrace change, unity
    “Raise your expectations.” That is the Rev. Justin Hancock’s advice when asked what United Methodists can do to improve “disability ministry.” “You must have gospel-level expectations. That is when the... Read more
  • Changed
    A sermon by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference Service of Ordination & Commissioning, June 15, 2018 Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20 Pre-sermonic hymn: “Changed” (A wonderful change has come over... Read more
  • Annual Conference approves justice-related resolutions
    By John W. Coleman Members of the 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 14-16 in Oaks, PA, took historic steps in the cause for justice by passing several key... Read more
  • Can Annual Conference offer fun and games?
    Gamification: the process of adding games or gamelike elements to something (such as a task) so as to encourage participation. The 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference will be unlike any... Read more
  • Revealing inclusiveness monitoring method returns for 2018
    By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Annual Conference in 2017 used a new and improved process for monitoring its session for inclusiveness—“a quality of including many different types of... Read more
  • Hula-hoop at Annual Conference for Abundant Health
    By John W. Coleman Members and guests attending Annual Conference this week will have plenty of chances to get their hearts and hips—yes, hips—moving, all to benefit their health. Doing... Read more
  • ‘We Will All Be Sent!’
    The Annual Conference Service of Ordination and Commissioning, always a climactic event, will again commence with robed clergy in a stirring procession, followed by sacred worship with powerful music and... Read more
  • AC 2018 awards to honor ministry efforts
    The Eastern PA Conference Connectional Ministries Office grants awards at each Annual Session to recognize people, churches and institutions doing exemplary work in evangelism, church growth and urban ministry. Such... Read more
  • Annual Conference to hear voices of change, welcome, diversity
    The 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference, June 14-16, will fill its stage with diverse sights and sounds, voices and visions, styles of worship and witnessing that together demonstrate the conference’s... Read more
  • Annual Conference 2018 to vote on 27 resolutions
    See all resolutions in PDF on our website’s Annual Conference page:  2018 Resolutions By John W. Coleman Members of the 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference will consider and vote on 27... Read more
  • Exhibitor Registration for Annual Conference
    The Commission on Conference Sessions is pleased to offer table space for exhibitors at Annual Conference–June 14-16, 2018, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Space is limited... Read more
  • 2018 Annual Session: ‘We Will All Be Changed’
    “We Will All Be Changed” will be the theme of the next Eastern PA Annual Conference June 14-16, 2018. The prophetic theme—perhaps a timely, symbolic one for our denomination—comes from... Read more