Leadership and Service Interest Form

The Conference Leadership Committee’s Leadership and Service Interest Form. Clergy and lay members are asked to fill out the form to identify your gifts and passion, and to volunteer to serve on Conference boards,… Read more

2021 Equitable Compensation Application

Equitable Compensation Application for 2021 funds

Due November 9, 2020 For Calendar Year 2021 Funding

Each year at Annual Conference the Commission on Equitable Compensation recommends the base compensation standards for pastors in our EPA Conference, which is then approved by vote at each session of Annual Conference. Local churches that are not able to pay the full amount of the minimum compensation to their pastor may apply for and receive supplemental funds from the annual conference. These funds are provided through the Equitable Compensation Fund, which is funded by the Annual Conference budget.

Bishop to visit, address four District Conferences

Bishop Peggy Johnson will speak to each of the 2020 District Conferences in their separate gatherings this month: South District: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 PM East District: Wednesday, Sept. 16,… Read more

Conference to aid churches with online giving page

“In these changing times, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference is pleased to offer an online giving option to aid local churches,” announces James Brown, conference Treasurer. The conference is creating a… Read more

Insurance-Related Covid-19 and Cyber Security Resources

May 13, 2020 Dear Eastern PA Conference of the UMC Member Church – I hope everyone is staying safe and remaining healthy during this difficult time. I would like to… Read more

New Payroll Protection Program Application FAQ* and Federal CARES Act Guidelines for Churches

Payroll Protection Program Application FAQ*Updated 4/22/2020:  This afternoon the House approved roughly $484 billion in new coronavirus aid for small businesses and hospitals and more funding for testing.  The deal… Read more

Bishop promotes Evangelism in District Meetings

At five district meetings, 9/23 to 10/2, Bishop Peggy Johnson will urge churches to engage their communities in outreach for Christ and also discuss General Conference 2020 concerns.

Grants Available for Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries

Discipleship Ministries | Communications OfficeSteve Horswill-Johnston, Executive Director(615) 340-1726 (O) (615) 429-3431 (C) NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 17, 2019 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Grants up to $10,000 will be available this fall… Read more

Enter Into Safety With Entrance Mats

December 2018 Church Mutual Safety Tid-Bit: Members, guests and employees expect a safe environment when they enter your facility. Unfortunately, entrance areas are a common area for slips and falls…. Read more

Prepare For Winter’s Wrath

November 2018 Church Mutual Safety Tid-Bit: In many places, frigid temperatures and snow are on the way.
This year, plan ahead so that you are ready to respond…