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Laity Academy inspires joyful learning, music, fellowship

The joyful energy and communal spirit of the 35th annual Laity Academy, held August 3-5, seemed to fill the classrooms, corridors, dining/fellowship hall and even the sanctuary of Quakertown UMC,… Read more

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35th Laity Academy: ‘Spreading God’s Word through Action’

By John W. Coleman Some see 35 years of age as the prime of life. If that is true then the 35th Eastern PA Conference Academy for Laity, August 3-5,… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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Conference graduates 9 Certified Lay Ministers (Class of 2015)

The Eastern PA Conference graduated a new class–its fifth–of Certified Lay Ministers (CLM) June 7 in a service of recognition at Royersford UMC. . Seated (from left) are: Robin Roman; Cressa… Read more

"Planting Seeds: Rooted in God's Word"

‘A time to plant’: Register by July 31 for 2016 Laity Academy

“I learned to lead non-believers toward salvation.” “It was a great blessing to my spiritual growth.” “The church has been changing; we must change with it.” “I have more to… Read more

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Peace with Justice offering helps develop leaders

The Peace with Justice Sunday (PWJS) offering, to be received churchwide on or near May 31, helped an Eastern PA Conference laymember gain valuable leadership skills in advocating for social… Read more