Rev. Gary Harke, Pennsylvania Council of Churches, spoke to the clergy and lay members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on Thursday, May 16.
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The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference partners with 41 other churches in PA Council of Churches. Rev. Harke thanked Bishop Peggy Johnson for her participation in and counsel to the PA Council of Churches Executive Committee.
He said, “Ecumenism is a gift exchange – each brings gifts to the table and each receives gifts in return.” He added, “We need to break down walls that divide so God’s good news can be displayed to all.”
Rev. Harke quoted a hymn, “Christ is our unity.”
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