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.

Featured Events

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebramos mes nacional de la herencia hispana

Celebramos mes nacional de la herencia hispana   National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually Sept. 15-Oct. 15, highlights the history, culture and contributions of Hispanic-Americans—specifically those whose ancestors came from the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico and Spain. Communities… Read More

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Advent Preparation Workshop for Children’s & Family Ministries

Monday, October 3

Let’s spend 90 minutes together and get Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Epiphany planned and prepped! We’ll make an Advent calendar, Advent wreath, look at options for Advent care packages, create Christmas Eve luminaries that tie in with a flashlight… Read More

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Courageous Dialogues

Three District Locations on Oct. 24, Nov. 14, and Jan. 30 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Courageous Dialogues emerged out of the Annual Conference 2022 session. The dialogues are designed to create sacred space where clergy and laity can share their stories with one another. Dialogues will be offered for districts, but if you cannot attend… Read More

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Latino Commission Pastor’s Retreat

September 30-October 2 at Gretna Glen

An experience of renovation and encouragement in which we will identify ourselves with an Ecclesiological Model for the Mission that includes five pillars in the life of the church in its missional task. No prior registration is needed, and this… Read More

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Youth Day of Service

South District Day: September 26

The EPA Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) will sponsor four Youth Days of Service in each of our four districts this fall, engaging youth in volunteer disaster recovery work with EPA’s Project Restoration. Youth volunteers across four districts—North, East,… Read More

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2022 Domestic Violence Workshop

October 21-22 (Friday, 7-9 PM | Saturday, 9 AM - 12:30 PM)

Body and Soul: The Trauma of Domestic Violence October 21-22 on Zoom Friday, 7-9 PM | Saturday, 9 AM – 12:30 PM During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October the Eastern PA Conference Domestic Violence Committee will explore the… Read More

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Congregational Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

October 15, 2022 | 9 AM – 12 noon | 0.5 CEUs

Eastern PA Conference advanced sexual ethics workshop: Saturday, October 15, 2022 9 AM – 12 noon, via Zoom 0.5 CEUs Congregational Trauma, Resilience, and Healing Groups as well as individuals can suffer the adverse effects of trauma. This advanced sexual… Read More

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Dismantling Racism – Level I – Fall 2022

October 28-30

October 28-30 2022 This event will be conducted online, via Zoom. SCHEDULE: Friday: 2 PM – 5 PM Saturday: 10 AM – 1 PM 2 PM – 5 PM Sunday: 2 PM – 5 PM Register There is a participant… Read More

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“Learning for Leaders” October Book Club: On Vanishing

Wednesdays at 11 AM | October 5, 12, 19, 26

Learning for Leaders is a series of weekly Conference-Wide, Author-Led Book Studies which take place several times a year on Wednesdays, at 11 AM via Zoom. Having the books’ authors lead those discussions makes them deeply insightful with personal, first-hand wisdom… Read More

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By Water & the Spirit

Saturday October 1 & Saturday October 15, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM via Zoom

By Water & the Spirit: Theology & Practice of Baptism a Zoom-based study offered by the Board of Ordained Ministry Two Zoom Sessions: Saturday October 1, 9:00-11:30 AM Saturday October 15, 9:00-11:30 AM Baptism is at the core of who we… Read More

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October Book Club: Plantation Jesus

Next Book Study on Plantation Jesus The Eastern PA Conference’s Congregational Development Team (CDT) and Commission on Religion & Race (CORR) will collaborate again in October on a second conference-wide book study that focuses on racism in America. The weekly… Read More

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October Book Club: Plantation Jesus

Next Book Study on Plantation Jesus The Eastern PA Conference’s Congregational Development Team (CDT) and Commission on Religion & Race (CORR) will collaborate again in October on a second conference-wide book study that focuses on racism in America. The weekly… Read More