The East District is one of 4 districts in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church. The East District Superintendent is now Rev. Dr. Andrew L. Foster, III. The District Lay Leader is Mrs. Karen Fisher.
The East District’s 92 churches are engaged in their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world both in their own communities and around the globe.
Communities in the East District include: Ambler, Bensalem, Bristol, Chalfont, Conshohocken, Cornwell Heights, Croydon, Doylestown, Fallsington, Fairless Hills, Glenside, Hatboro, Hulmeville, Huntingdon Valley, Ivyland, Jarrettown, Jenkintown, Lafayette Hill, Lahaska, Langhorne, Lansdale, Levittown, Morrisville, New Berlinville, New Hanover, Newtown, Norristown, North Wales, Penns Park, Perkasie, Philadelphia, Pipersville, Prospectville, Scottsville, Solebury, Springtown, Telford, Trevose, Warminster, Warrington, Willow Grove, Woxall, Yardley, and Zionsville.
On November 8 at 4pm, our EPA CoNAM is sponsoring a discussion on race-based mascots over Zoom led by the Coalition of Natives & Allies. We have identified schools in or near your church community that retain a race-based mascot or an image of a race-based mascot. Many of these schools are engaging in dialogue about these symbols. Please encourage students from these schools to join this event to learn more about the history of these mascots and join the advocacy work at your area high school. If you are not able to attend, please send a member from your church so that we can discern ways for our conference to be in fruitful conversation with these school districts.
This year, Charge Conferences for the East District will begin on September 1st, and end by December 19th. As you can see, Dr. Foster will be meeting the majority of churches individually. If the locations are in a Yellow or Green phase, they will meet in person unless a charge conference by Zoom is requested. Pastors with a 2-point charge may also request to have 1 combined meeting.
Charge Conference documents MUST be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the charge conference. If your charge conference is in December, the documents MUST be submitted by Nov. 15 instead.
1 hour before the meeting time, the SPRC (or equivalent committee) is to meet with Dr. Foster.
If there is a conflict with an assigned date, then that church needs to coordinate an exchange with another church for their assigned date and notify the East District office when finalized.