2012 Annual Conference: Gearing up…

Bishop Peggy Johnson prayed – over each of 1000 chairs – for the lay and clergy delegates who will sit in those chairs when the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference begins on Thursday, May 17.  Opening Worship wll begin with praise music at 1:45, and worship to begin at 2:00 pm.  Ray Buckley, noted Native American storyteller, will preach for Opening Worship.

The entire conference will be available via live video streaming through each of the three days: May 17-19.  See agenda below. 

Eastern Pennsylvania 2012 Annual Conference will be held May 17-19, 2012 at the Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. 


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Thursday, May 17
7:45 am: Prayer Walk with Bishop Johnson and Eastern PA Renewal Fellowship, gathering time is 7:45 am, walk begins at 8:00 am
8:30 am: Registration opens
9:30 am: Clergy Session and Laity Session
1:45 pm: Gathering music
2:00 pm: Opening Worship with Ray Buckley preaching:please bring your offerings for both Imagine No Malaria and Higher Education Scholarships
7:00 pm: Holy Conferencing

Friday, May 18
7:30 am: Communion with Order of St. Luke
8:45 am: Praise
9:00 am: Session One with Eric Law, Kaleidescope Institute
10:00 am to 6:00 pm: Health Fair with Health Screening, also pension meetings with Josie Martinez
10:40 am: Session Two with Eric Law
12:15 – 1:45 Lunch in Hall A
                  Stop Hunger Now – mission project packaging food for low income persons around the world
2:00 pm: Holy Conferencing and Lay Leader Report
3:00 pm: Historic Questions and Retiree Recognition
4:00 pm: Celebration of Ministries and Awards
7:00 pm: Service of Ordination with Bishop Peggy Johnson preaching

Saturday, May 19
7:30 am: Communion with Order of St. Luke
9:00 am: Holy Conferencing
10:30 am: Memorial Service with Bishop Alfred Johnson preaching
12:00 noon: Lunch in Hall A
                  Stop Hunger Now – mission project packaging food for low income persons around the world
1:45 pm: Scout-led praise time
2:00 pm: Holy Conferencing

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