East District

The East District is one of 4 districts in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church. The East District Superintendent is The Rev. Tracy Bass. The District Lay Leader is Mrs. Karen Fisher.

The East District’s 96 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 theEast District include: Ambler, Bensalem, Bristol, Conshohocken, Doylestown, Fallsington, Glenside, Hatboro, Huntingdon Valley, Ivyland, Jarrettown, Jenkintown, Lafayette Hill, Langhorne, Lansdale, Levittown, Morrisville, New Berlinville, New Hanover, Newtown, Norristown, Penns Park, Perkasie, Philadelphia, Springtown, Telford, Trevose, Warminster, Warrington, Willow Grove, Woxall, Yardley, and Zionsville.

Mentor Training

Thursday, March 12, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Christ Church in Lansdale

All ordained elders, deacons and local pastors who have completed the course of study are encouraged (but not required) to attend a mentor training on the East District on Thursday, March 12th. This training session will be at Christ UMC in Lansdale from 9 AM to noon.

Mentors are used to support and encourage candidates for ministry throughout the candidacy process as well as local pastors through the course of study. Trained mentors are selected by the DS in consultation with the District Committee on Ministry, and by the Board of Ordained Ministry to serve provisional members. Mentors must be trained to serve, and must be retrained every four years. This training being offered will meet the requirements for both. Much of the training will be online, so please bring an internet accessible device. WiFi will be available. It is suggested the device not be a cell phone due to the difficulty of navigating on a small screen. However, an ipad or tablet will suffice (laptop may be best). You will receive training on UMCARES (UM candidacy and record entry system) and be registered prior to the end of the morning. .3 CEUs will be offered.

Please email kristin.iseman@cumclansdale.org, or call 215-855-1643 to register.

Additional sessions will be available in the South District on February 20th (TBD) and in North District on February 27th (Grace St Paul’s)

DS Farewell Celebration

Rev. Tracy Bass
Rev. Tracy Bass

Sunday, April 26, 2020
3:00 PM– 5:00 PM
Jarrettown United Methodist Church
Registration: FREE


Join us on Sunday April 26, as bid adieu to Rev. Tracy Bass as he pursues closer to home. If you wish to join the roast and revelry of our East District Superintendent for the come to Jarrettown UMC from 3PM-5PM. R.S.V.P. by April 17th.

Jarrettown UMC is located at:1460 Limekiln Pike, Dresher PA 19025

Secret Guests

Stores use “secret shoppers” to assess their customer service which allows them to assess where they might provide improvements and where training might occur. Churches that wish to know how they are perceived by guests including their hospitality, inclusion, and openness will have an opportunity to find our as the East District launches its Secret Guest Survey!

The East District is still looking for lay persons willing to serve as “Secret Guests.” Secret Guests will be asked to visit a UM church, and then fill out an anonymous survey about the experience.

The anonymous survey would then be shared with the leadership of that church so that they may view their ministry efforts from a different perspective.

We are asking pastors to identify volunteers who would be ideal for this service! Please forward the volunteer’s contact information to the East District Office. A brief training will be provided.