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2018 Charge Conference Forms

INSTRUCTIONS

All Charge Conference forms are to be downloaded to your computer, saved in your computer, completed (don’t forget to save again!). For submission of forms, your District Office will provide instructions on the preferred method. The forms are designed to be completed on a computer and the answer boxes will expand to accommodate the length of your response.

This is the “off year” for submitting the “Safety and Accessibility Inspection” form. The Action Plan does not have to be submitted.

All Safe Sanctuary policies should be updated according to the Resolution 2016-09.

The Accountability Agreement between the EPA UMC and the BSA was introduced in 2016 and must be completed every three years. Therefore this must only be completed this year:

  • if it was not completed in 2016
  • if there is a new BSA troop at your church
  • if there has been a change in scout leadership

DUE DATES: Your clergy profile is due 2 weeks prior to your pastoral interview. All other forms except the Church Budget and Fund Balance report are due two weeks before your charge conference or by Nov. 15 – whichever comes first. Pay close attention to the 2018 Church Forms Schedule and plan ahead. Do not make the DRA have to chase down your reports!

We hope that you will find the annual reporting process to be an opportunity to celebrate your church’s achievements, a useful tool to evaluate your church’s ministry goals and objectives, and a helpful process to ask important accountability questions. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact your District Office.

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Peace with Justice Grants

Apply for a Peace with Justice Grant for individual or church/organization use within Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The grants are designed to support peace with justice issues. Grants will be given… Read more

2018-2019 Advance Special Application Form

Dear pastors, project coordinators, and mission leaders, On behalf of the missions’ team, I thank you for the ministries you are involved in. We trust that you had a great… Read more

Please tell us about your Interest in Leadership and Service

Interested in serving as a leader in Conference connectional ministry? Whether you feel called or just curious, your help is needed. Please complete this questionnaire and submit it by Feb. 15.   Read more

EPC Leadership and Service Interest Form

The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Nominations has created this new Leadership and Service Interest Survey Form as part of its new process for identifying capable, gifted persons to lead and serve in various important areas of conference-wide ministry. Responses will help the committee recommend future members and leaders to ministry groups—including boards, councils, committees, commissions, organizations, etc.—that work together to plan and implement ministry and mission throughout the conference.

This interest survey form may enhance your personal discovery of vital ministry opportunities on a broader, connectional level, as you share and develop your talents, skills and wisdom in service to God. Your cooperation in completing this form will enable us to enhance our conference’s ministry effectiveness in ways that will benefit local churches and communities in Eastern PA and far beyond.

Participation in ministry and mission beyond the local church level may be an important venture in your journey of discipleship as you discover the rich diversity among the people of God and seek ways to make a greater impact on God’s kingdom as a connectional church.  Ultimately, and prayerfully, we, as disciples of Jesus Christ, may become more effective together in bearing fruit for God’s purposes, “fruit that will last.” (John 15:16).

Please complete and submit the form by January 31, 2018 and invite others in your congregation to do likewise. Thank you!

EPC Leadership and Service Interest Form

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2018-19 Local Pastor Licensing School Application

Register now if you are interested in Pastoral Ministry as: A certified and licensed Local Pastor A Growing Church Licensing School Pastor Come to a Licensing School sponsored by the… Read more

Free Security Training for Faith Communities

As we continue to mourn the victims of the mass shootings that have become the “new normal” across our nation, the Lehigh Conference of Churches recognizes the need not only… Read more

Resources, Partners, and Tips to Help Keep Your House of Worship, Office, or Community Center Safe

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) sent this bulletin at 11/08/2017 10:30 AM EST DHS Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships Hazards can be unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst… Read more

2018 Equitable Compensation Application

Equitable Compensation Application for 2018 funds

Due October 16, 2017 For Calendar Year 2018 Funding  Read more