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Dual online events engage youth and youth leaders in learning

While many are avoiding public gatherings this summer during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern PA Conference and its churches are making ample use of Zoom video-conferencing for meetings, worship, education… Read more

Youth Rally moves online to Zoom, Aug. 21-22

Rally to feature dynamic music, messages and meeting of young minds By the Rev. David PiltzCoordinator of Eastern PA Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) Due the COVID-19 pandemic the… Read more

Training will help youth leaders teach racial reconciliation

Youth ministry leaders across the Eastern PA Conference can learn how to teach their youth groups about racial reconciliation, using biblical and theological insights, during a timely Zoom video-conference training event on… Read more

CCYM shares reflections, advice on surviving pandemic

The Eastern PA’s Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) is working virtually, via Zoom videoconferencing, to plan its second annual “Camping at the Crossroads” Youth Rally. The March 28 annual spring… Read more

2 Confirmation Camps coming soon. All invited!

Scenic Gretna Glen and Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat centers will both sponsor conference-wide youth confirmation retreats in the coming weeks. All church confirmation classes are invited to attend. Pocono… Read more

CCYM plans conference youth rally for March 28

“2020 Vision,” from “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7), is the theme for the next Eastern PA Conference Youth Rally, to be held on Saturday, March 28,… Read more

Listen to your children

I have always loved the praise song by Ken Medema titled “Lord, Listen to Your Children.” Its refrain goes like this: Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us pow’r, send us grace.

Conference youth grateful for journey to Youth 2019

Eleven youth, 6th to 12th-graders, and three adults from the Eastern PA UMC Conference trekked to Kansas City, Mo., July 8-15, to join thousands of their peers at Youth 2019,… Read more

Conference youth events spur ministry on the move

Members of the Eastern PA Conference Council on Youth Ministry, led by the Rev. David Piltz, conference Coordinator of Young People’s Ministries, have had a very busy, very mobile year,… Read more

Eastern PA Conf. Youth Rally, March 16, to explore life choices

“Easier Said than Done.” That’s what hundreds of youth will learn about “Living as a Christian in a World that is Not Christian…”