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Advent Bible Study Available

In this season of Advent, explore the Infancy narratives as we find them in the gospel of Mathew.  Advent itself we might understand as God’s dream for the world coming true:  in the arrival of Jesus, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  And yet, Matthew’s story of Advent and Christmas is told very deliberately in a series of four progressive scenes, each of which features a nighttime dream to human beings…  dreams which offer divine guidance, or warning from danger, or a challenge to try something new.  If Advent is God’s dream coming true, we might ask:  how do we ourselves (and our church) live into God’s dream, and does God today offer guidance or protection or challenge to us in dreams?

Below are the links to use this Bible study.  Each session consists of 3 components; A video scripture, video presentation and the Bible Study guide and materials related to the session.

Week 1

Scripture Video – https://vimeo.com/114196759

Video Presentation – https://vimeo.com/114198360

Study Guide Materials – Advent Dreams Week 1

Week 2

Scripture Video – https://vimeo.com/114197172

Video Presentation – https://vimeo.com/114196756

Study Guide Materials – Advent Dreams – Week 2

Week 3

Scripture Video – https://vimeo.com/114197171

Video Presentation – https://vimeo.com/114196758

Study Guide Materials – Advent Dreams – Week 3

Week 4

Scripture Video – https://vimeo.com/114197173

Video Presentation – https://vimeo.com/114196757

Study Guide Materials – Advent Dreams – Week 4

North District Open Enrollment for 2019 Health Care Benefits

The Open Enrollment process will be open from October 31 through November 15, 2018.

Please visit the following site for information on signing up for 2019 Health Care Benefits: https://www.epaumc.org/administration/pension-health

ALL eligible members need to participate and complete an open enrollment form online.  Those who have waived in the past need to waive again with a new HealthFlex waiver form.  Any eligible member who does not sign up for a plan, or waive coverage, will be AUTOMATICALLY enrolled in the default plan (Bronze) with no eligibility for HSA contributions.


New and Updated Events are in BOLD
Nov. 2018 – 
  • Monday, November 12- Youth Worker Training (See Below), 7-8:30pm; Wescosville: Bethany UMC
  • Saturday, November 17 – Domestic Violence Workshop – West Lawn UMC (CEU’s AVAILABLE)
  • Saturday, November 17 – Four Stations of the Holy Spirit – Wescosville: Bethany – 2:30-8pm (New Information Below)
Dec. 2018 – 
  • Friday, December 7th – DS’s Day on the Circuit for Clergy, Pastors, and Candidates for Ministry
Jan. 2019 –
  • Pen-Del Annual Youth Rally – January 4-6, 2019 (more information).
  • Deacon Day Apart – Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Restoration 2019 – January 24-26, Ocean City (CEUs AVAILABLE)

Other 2019 Events – 

  • Tools for Ministry 2019 – Saturday, March 2, 2019.
  • EPAUMC Youth Rally – March 16, 2019, 1-5pm; Bethlehem: Wesley UMC.
  • Deacon Gathering with Bishop Johnson – April 13, 2019.
  • Certified Lay Ministries Courses – Begin in April, 2019 (More information about CLM program and dates).
  • Local Pastor, Associate Member, CLM Retreat – May 5-7, 2019  – (Registration Deadline in January)
  • Annual Conference 2019 – Thursday, June 13 – Saturday, June 15, 2019