Resources from the Conference

RE-ENVISIONING CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

“What can we do to create an environment where making transformative disciples becomes our priority and our passion, true to our Wesleyan DNA?”asks Congregational Development Coordinator the Rev. Gordon Hendrickson, writing about our conference’s new leadership initiative, SLI (Spiritual Leadership, Inc.). “Churches, as well as conference and district leaders, must go back to abiding in Christ by spending time in spiritual formation.  Unless we are spending a huge amount of time growing together in the Spirit of Christ we will never develop the environment to make the adaptive changes and develop the MAPs needed to grow.”  Learn more…

FIND ANNUAL CONFERENCE NEWS AND PHOTOS HERE
CONFERENCE RESOURCES  FOR CHURCH BULLETINS AND WEBSITES

Share the following Conference resources with your congregation:
Conference website: www.epaumc.org
News: www.epaumc.org/news-events
Past issues of NEWSpirit Digest: http://www.epaumc.org/news-events/newspirit-digest/
EPA Scholarships for UM students: www.epaumc.org/administration/finance/scholarships/
Bishop Johnson’s blog (words of faith and life): bishoppeggyjohnson.blogspot.com
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on Twitter: http://twitter.com/epaumc, @epaumc, #epaumc
The United Methodist Church: www.umc.org

 CHURCH TREASURERS

Click here and here for resources helpful for church treasurers in their roles with the local church.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

The EPA Conference UMW newsletter, “Flame,” is available on-line. To read the latest edition, click here and scroll down the page to “The Flame.”

YOUNG PEOPLE’S PAGE ON CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Click here.

COPYRIGHT ALERT

Recently there have been a number of claims of copyright infringement involving Eastern Pennsylvania churches and organizations. The explosion of the internet makes it easier to create copyright infringements and also to find them. Some companies make it a business to search the internet for possible violation. What follows is some brief information on the copyright rules to be aware of. Continue Reading

COUNCIL OF BISHOPS

Click here to read about the United Methodist message to Charleston neighbors after the church massacre.

EPA CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES RESTRICTIONS

Effective May 18, 2015, and until further notice, new lay applicants for Eastern PA Conference scholarships must be attending–or planning to attend–a theological school approved by The UMC’s University Senate to be considered for a scholarship. At this time only students in theological school are being considered. The Committee apologizes for any inconvenience; but currently the Committee is restricted in how the current source of funds can be distributed. Click here for Scholarship Resources.