Academies, workshops, training events, convocations, retreats. The Eastern PA Conference is a vibrant, living organism that survives and indeed, thrives in community as we gather and grow together. Our connectional life is enhanced by these types of learning events and by other gatherings as well: worship and prayer services; concerts, theater, film viewings and other performances; celebrations; picnics; sports and recreation events–the list is endless.

We also provide access to a list of upcoming Conference meetings of boards, teams and committees, and to a list of recent and upcoming Local Church events. Please send us your complete information about meetings and events right away by using our Submit News page.

Celebrating Lent 2021

Visit Celebrating Lent 2021, our new web page offering relevant information, insights and resources in observance of this sacred season in our Christian year.  Please send us your Lenten season news, events, ministries, publications and reflections so we can add it there, too!

Conference Events

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Tools for Ministry

March 13, 2021. 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM via Zoom. Download the flyer.

  • 8:40 AM - Plenary (Including opening Devotions with Bishop Peggy Johnson, Text to Give Offering opportunity with proceeds going to Antiracism POWER Organization)
  • 9:00 AM - Session A Workshops
  • 10:30 AM - Break
  • 10:45 AM - Session B Workshops

Cost: $5. Scholarships are available for Seminary Students and Youth.

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State of the Black Church Forum

The Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware (Pen-Del) conferences will cosponsor The State of the Black Church Forum on Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 PM on Zoom. This important, timely panel discussion for Black clergy and laity will feature African American district superintendents of each conference. The forum will address crucial concerns and questions facing Black churches, organizations and communities and explore ways to build engagement and collaboration to seek solutions.  Download the flyer

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CDT Book Club: Caste

Feb. 23 to March 23on Tuesdays, 11 AM to 12 noon. Via Zoom.

The Congregational Development Team (CDT) Book Club will next launch into the Lenten season with a study of a new, highly touted, instant classic. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (2020)by Isabel Wilkerson, examines the unspoken caste system of race that has shaped America... Learn More

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Policing in African American Communities

The Eastern PA Conference Urban Commission’s Fight for Floyd and Beyond Initiative will sponsor a webinar on “African Americans and Policing: Developing Healthy Police and Community Relationships” on Thursday, April 22, 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Zoom.

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This Holy Mystery

A UM Study of Holy Communion

The Eastern PA Conference Board of Ordained Ministry offers a new study of Holy Communion led by the Revs. Candy LaBar and Gary Knerr, in two sessions on Zoom:

  • Saturday, April 24, 9:00-11:30 AM
  • Saturday, May 8, 9:00-11:30 AM

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2021 Annual Conference

The 236th session of the Eastern PA Annual Conference, May 20-22, will take place mostly online for a second consecutive year, after making history with that first-time format in 2020. The conference business session will again be held via a Zoom webinar, with pre-recorded reports and eBallot voting on Friday, May 21.

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Local Church & Mission Link Events

Does your church have an upcoming spaghetti dinner, blood drive, or special worship? Let us help shine your light for all to see! Please send us your complete information about Local Church Events right away with our Submit News page

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Printable Save-the-Dates

View and download this handy, double-sided page of upcoming events for easy reference. Print it for your church bulletin board! Updated weekly.

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