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

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Bivocational & Small Church Network

Every other Month, on the 2nd Tuesday of Month, at 6:30 PM, on Zoom.
Next Meeting: May 11.

“This is a group designed exclusively for church leaders of smaller churches, welcoming part-time, bivocational, retired and all other small-church leaders, both clergy and lay,” said the Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, Connectional Ministries Director. “Small churches are the backbone of The United Methodist Church, and we want to provide a bimonthly small group for conversation that relates to the unique opportunities found in our small, vital churches.” Learn More

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Weekly Preaching Forum

Tuesdays at 12 Noon

The Eastern PA Conference can celebrate a special anniversary in April. The weekly, half-hour prayer meetings the conference offers every Tuesday at noon by video-chat on Zoom began in April 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic was growing.

The Rev. David Piltz, who coordinates Young People’s Ministries for the conference, started the popular online prayer sessions. He is also our UM campus minister at Drexel University and the pastor of Valley Forge UMC.

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Weekly Preaching Forum

Tuesdays at 2 PM, until the end of June

Join us for a conference-wide Preaching Forum on Zoom to help us plan Revised Common Lectionary-based sermons every Tuesday. Enjoy a weekly, one-hour, profitable exchange of ideas, inspiration and information about preaching resources.

Gifted presenters will share their notes on each week’s chosen text and then lead the forum in conversation. Read More

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Conference United Methodist Women Spiritual Life Retreat

May 15, 2021—1:00 – 3:30 p.m

Spiritually Aligned from the Inside Out

Toni Warner-McIntyre (PhD, MSW, Med), a licensed mental health professional based in Willow Grove, PA. is also a mom of three. She is a transformational life and wellness coach for the ambitious, and a psychotherapist for the high-achieving, stressed and anxious. She’s been in the helping profession field for over a decade. Learn More

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CDT Book Club: From Franchise to Local Dive

Wednesdays in May, at 11 AM

Jason Moore & Rozario Picardo will be leading all sessions on their book From Franchise to Local Dive.

Sponsored by the Congregational Development Team.

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2021 Annual Conference

May 20 - 22

The shortened annual session will take place mostly online for a second consecutive year, after making history with that first-time format in 2020. The annual Clergy Session is set for Thursday, May 20, at 9 AM, and the Laity Session at 1 PM—both online. The Conference’s opening worship and business session will begin on Friday, May 21, at 9 AM. And a Conference teaching session will begin at 2 PM. Learn More

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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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