Events

Printable Listing of Eastern PA Conference Events: 2019-2020 (Updated weekly. Last Updated: 11/21/2019)

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.

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CONFERENCE EVENTS


November

Sign outside of St. George's UMC. This is American's oldest Methodist Church Edifice, having been in continuous use since 1769.
Historic St. George’s UMC

Nov. 24: Historic St. George’s UMC 250th Anniversary

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Historic St. George’s UMC

On Sunday, November 24, Historic St. George’s UMC will celebrate in worship at 10 AM. The Rev. Fred Day, former pastor and now head of the denomination’s General Commission on Archives and History, will preach.

Bishop Peggy Johnson will join Day and the Rev. Mark Salvacion, pastor, in celebrating Holy Communion. A light lunch will follow, along with tours of the church’s building, which is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and its historical museum. St. George’s is the home of the Eastern PA Conference’s cherished archives.

At Historic St. George’s celebration, worship, lunch and tours are open to the public. But an RSVP for attendance is requested by October 25 to Caitlin Gordon at caitlin@historicstgeorges.org.  The church office can be reached at 215-925-7788 weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Learn more…

Interested in becoming a Certified Lay Minister?

Register now for an Orientation/Admission Session for the Certified Lay Ministry Class of 2020, which begins in April 2020. All prospective candidates must attend one of the Orientation/Admission sessions, which are held from September to December at locations in the four districts of the Eastern PA Conference. To register see the Orientation/Admission sessions schedule, and contact Judy Ehninger, CLM Program Coordinator at, 610-442-3140 or by e-mail at  judy.ehninger@gmail.com . Learn more about Certified Lay Ministers on the ChristServantMinistries.net website

Contact Judy to register your attendance preference, attendance at one orientation is required for program admission.

  • Thursday, October 24, 6:30- 8:30 pm Valley Forge Conference Office
  • Monday, October 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm West Lawn UMC, Reading SD
  • Monday, November 4, 6:30- 8:30 pm Asbury UMC, Allentown ND
  • Saturday, November 23, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Christ UMC, Fairless Hills ED
  • Saturday, December 7, 10 am-12 pm Valley Forge Conference Office

Download program dates and information: https://www.epaumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CLM-orientation-2020.pdf

2020

2020 General Conference Delegation Listening Sessions:
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm  Church of the Good Shepherd,  1500, Quentin Rd., Lebanon PA
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 7 pm – 8:30 pm  Downingtown UMC751 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA. This event will be streamed and accessible by ZOOM
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 10 am to noon  Simpson House, 2101 Belmont Ave.,
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Monday, April 20, 2020 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm  Epworth UMC, 3245 Oakland Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Information sheet for 2020 General Conference Listening Sessions

Post-General Conference Review Sessions with Bishop Johnson
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020, 10 am – 12 noon, West Lawn UMC, Reading, PA
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020  10 am – 12 noon  Aldersgate UMC, Wilmington, DE

DISTRICT EVENTS


No district events upcoming at this time.


LOCAL CHURCH & MISSION LINK EVENTS


See more on our Local Church Events page.


Save-the-Dates


  • November 23: “Moving the Sermon beyond Informing to Transforming,” 9 AM – 5 PM, Christ UMC (Fairless Hills)
  • November 24: 250th Celebration at Historic St. George’s UMC, 10 AM – 2 PM
  • December 5: Women in Professional Ministry event, Grove UMC, 10 AM – 12 Noon
  • December 7: Comision Latina meeting at Holy Spirit UMC in Philadelphia, 4 PM
  • December 7: MissionInSite web cast, 1 PM
  • January 28, 2020: Connectional Table Meeting, 7 PM – 8:15 PM
  • February 8, 2020: HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, 11 AM – 2 PM, Wharton-Wesley UMC
  • February 22, 2020: “True Justice” — Seeking Equal Justice for People & Communities of Color. Film showing & discussion, 9:30 AM – 3 PM, Cedarville UMC
  • March 7, 2020: Tools for Ministry (all districts)
  • March 20-22, 2020: Dismantling Racism 3-day training, Friday 5 PM – Sunday 3 PM, Desmond Hotel
  • March 21: ERT/VIM Training, 8 AM – 4 PM
  • March 21-22, 2020: UMW’s Girls on the Go Retreat, Camp Innabah
  • March 20-22, 2020: National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries (NPHLM) Encuentro 2 (Encounter 2), location TBA (Pen-Del Conference)
  • March 28, 2020: Racism, Post-Traumatic Stress, & Transformation, 8 AM, Simpson House
  • March 28, 2020: Eastern PA Youth Rally
  • April 25, 2020: Faith-Sharing Event: Evangelism in a Changing Landscape, 9 AM – 3 PM, Bethlehem: Wesley UMC
  • May 16, 2020: UMW’s Spiritual Life Retreat
  • May 16, 2020: Urban Summit
  • May 17, 2020: District Conferences
  • May 30, 2020: Clergy Transition Workshop, 9:30 AM – 2 PM, West Lawn UMC
  • May 30, 2020: Latino Commission Holy Convocation and Annual Assembly

Printable Listing of Eastern PA Conference Events: 2019-2020 (Updated weekly. Last Updated: 11/21/2019)