Laity ‘commissioned’ to offer HOPE with hospitality

Laity Sunday, Oct. 15, follows Minister Appreciation Sunday in October. On this special Sunday we celebrate that, like clergy, laity are called to “Go and make disciples.” Indeed, they go forward together as the legs and hands, mind and heart, …

Equipping leaders ‘for the work of ministry’

“[11] The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…” Ephesians 4:12 Nearly 200 laity and …

Academy will help laity ‘Embrace the Journey’

At the Eastern PA Conference’s 34th Academy for Laity, August 4-6, some fortunate lay members will embark on a new journey, while others will find wise counsel and willing companions for a journey already begun. It is a revealing, life-changing …

6 new Certified Lay Ministers graduate (Class of 2017)

Six lay members of the Eastern Pa Conference became Certified Lay Ministers (CLM) May 7 in a service of recognition at Montgomery Square UMC. They are the seventh class to complete the CLM process. The Conference now has 51 active Certified Lay …

Largest class of Certified Lay Ministers graduates (Class of 2016)

“The Certified Lay Ministry Class of 2016 celebrates today our transformative journey,” read Jean Howe in a heartfelt testimony from her class of new CLM graduates. “We dedicate ourselves to faithfully journey through the crossroads, with God’s help.” Eleven new …