East District Superintendency Committee

Expect Excellence on the 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 Rev. Dr. Andrew L. Foster, III. The District Lay Leader is Mrs. Karen Fisher. The East District’s 87 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.

2021 Charge Conference Information

2021 Clergy Interviews

Interviews will take place June 15 - July 23, clergy profiles are due two week prior to you interview. You will receive your Zoom link prior to your two weeks prior to your interviews. If you have a conflict with the assigned day/time, it is your responsibility to contact the person you can switch and notify the district office. If you are bi-vocational and need an evening time frame, contact the district office to reschedule ( ).

2021 Charge Conferences

East District charge conferences will take place in person, September 7th – December 14th. Charge conference schedule, script and documents will be posted on the East District Webpage and emailed to you. If you have a conflict with the assigned day/time, it is your responsibility to contact the Pastor of the church to see if they are able to switch and notify the district office. All reports must be submitted to the district office 2 weeks prior to your charge conference.

Featured News & Information

ZOE Empowers – Virtual Mission Trip

June 22-24 (9:30-11:00 am each day)

The Eastern PA Conference is partnering with ZOE Empowers, an organization which in 2021 introduced VIRTUAL Mission trips in order to introduce folks to its incredible, international program of serving children in poverty.  ZOE’s entire approach is based on “Empowerment, not Hand-outs” – and it has demonstrated success among more than 100,000 children of the world, so far.

Registration is handled by the ZOE ministry team; sign-up for this “trip” by clicking here. For information about the entire ZOE program, check out its website at View and download the flyer.

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Workshops on Cemetery Care, Parsonage Practices

The Mid-Atlantic UM Foundation will offer two vibrant & informative training sessions for local church leaders on important (and sometimes insufficiently understood) areas of property ownership & management. Please enroll appropriate leaders into either or both of these one-hour long Zoom conversations. Learn More…

  1. Cemetery Care – Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 pm. To register for this FREE event, click HERE.
  2. Parsonage Practices:  Selling or Renting – Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 pm. To register for this FREE event, HERE.

Racial Ethnic Local Church grants available this fall

Grants up to $10,000 will be available this fall from Discipleship Ministries to strengthen leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship and spiritual formation in racial-ethnic local United Methodist churches. The application deadline for Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns (RELCC) grants is Sept. 1. RELCC grants are available each year, with priority given to new programs. Funds are not provided for personnel, equipment or ongoing building costs. Learn More

District Map

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