The United Methodist Church’s General Conference will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Order of Deacons next week; and the Eastern PA Annual Conference will do likewise in June. But fittingly, deacons in our conference will focus their celebration on serving others when they coordinate the collection and assembly of basic supplies for UMCOR Health Kits to help survivors of disasters.
“Through this service project at Annual Conference we want to help our churches connect with the world in a very tangible and practical way,” said Tiffany Manning, who chairs the conference’s Order of Deacons. Here’s how you can participate:
Contact Tiffany Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photo: The Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware conference Orders of Deacons and deacon candidates met for a day apart on Saturday, April 9, at St. Paul UMC in Wilmington, Del. The retreat-like gathering’s program was based on 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 (what does it mean to have the “mind of Christ”). They engaged in Bible study, reflective coloring and worship, featuring a message by Bishop Peggy Johnson, who also served them Holy Communion. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Manning email@example.com