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.

Conference Calendar

Conference Events

2021 Mission u

July 22-30, 2021, on Zoom

Do you feel like things are falling apart? The past year has been a great unraveling, when it  seemed like our world literally shifted. But in spite of the pandemic and the chaos, God’s grace is still unfolding! As we read in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, there’s more here than meets the eye. When  it looks like things are falling apart on the outside, on the inside God is making new life!

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Farewell fete planned for Bishop Peggy Johnson

July 26, 2021, on Zoom

Eastern PA Conference leaders are planning a celebration to bid a fond farewell to Bishop Peggy Johnson, after her 13 years of providing service and leadership here. The farewell fete is scheduled for Monday, July  26, at 6:30 to 8 PM, and will include greetings from members of the conference and the NEJ College of Bishops, among others.

Meanwhile, we have created a Kudoboard where members and friends can post messages to the bishop. Please visit the online board at  Expressions of Gratitude from the Eastern PA Conference to read some messages and add your own.

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August Book Club to feature Woolverton’s new book

The Congregational Development Team’s next CDT Book Club selection will be the Rev. David Woolverton’s newest book, Mission Rift: Leading through Church Conflict. Woolverton, who frequently teaches courses on overcoming church conflict in Eastern PA, will lead the four-week study on Wednesdays, August 11 to Sept. 1, at 11 AM.

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2021 Laity Academy

It’s been over a year of shutdowns and lockdowns; learning to live differently in our homes. We depended on essential workers to serve and take care of us, while some of us learned how to take better care of each other. “Handle With Care” became not only a cautionary box label but a way of being human together.

Acknowledging that we are not fully back to normal, the annual conference Laity Academy will host two learning events in 2021. The first is August 6-7 using Zoom video-conferencing. But also, on October 1-3, in-person classes will be hosted at churches across the conference.

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Summer 2021 Youth Rally

Calling all Youth: Get Ready to Rally! August 28

There’s a time for everything Ecclesiastes 3 tells us, and August 28, from 9 AM to 6 PM, will be the perfect time for the Eastern PA Conference’s next Youth Rally. It will be a youth rally like no other, promises the Rev. David Piltz, outgoing Coordinator of Young Peoples Ministries.

Covenant UMC in Bath, Pa., will again be the perfect place for a bit of northern exposure and a return to this late-summer youth outdoor rally for its second year... Learn More


Revealing, Acknowledging and Transforming Our Implicit Biases

The Human Dilemma:
What what we don't know, we think;
What we think, we do;
So, what can we do about it?

  • Friday, October 1, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Zoom
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9 AM to 12:45 PM on Zoom


  • Newly appointed pastors
  • Pastors currently serving in CR/CC appointments
  • Person in key leadership positions, e.g.,
  • SPPRC, Worship Teams, Trustees, Lay Leaders, etc.
  • Other interested clergy and laity

Download the flyer (with bios).


Local Church Events

Does your church have an upcoming spaghetti dinner, blood drive, or special worship? Please send us your complete information about Local Church & Mission Link Events right away with our Submit News page

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Event Recordings

Couldn't make it to one of our online events? Catch up here with full recordings, and feel free to share with your church and study groups!

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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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