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.
We also have a list of online registrations for all events with active registrations through the conference.
When hurricanes, floods, tornadoes or other disasters devastate communities across the U.S. and around the world, or refugees stream across borders, overwhelming neighboring countries, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is there, whenever and wherever the need arises. We respond with resources, healing and hope, not only at the start, but long after other sources of aid have moved on. UMCOR can be there only because of our gifts to the newly renamed UMCOR Sunday offering, formerly One Great Hour of Sharing.
Our special offerings on UMCOR Sunday, March 26, lay the foundation for our church’s relief work by covering our administrative costs of doing business. Because of this support for UMCOR‘s basic expenses, all other contributions can go 100 percent to designated programs and urgent needs. Pastors and church leaders, the UMCOR Sunday Pastor and Leader’s Kit offers great tools that make it easy to promote this Special Sunday and offering in your local churches. View the UMCOR Sunday Explainer Video. And remember to order your UMCOR Sunday envelopes and posters.
2017 FAMLP/Local Pastor Retreat: “The Authority of Scripture”
April 23 – April 25 at the Black Rock Retreat Center
Associate Members, Local Pastors, Student Pastors as well as Certified Lay Ministers are invited to attend from both the Peninsula-Delaware and Eastern PA Conferences. CEUs will be given. Retreat Price includes 2 nights, 5 meals. Learn more…
The Eastern PA Conference offers 3 Christ Servant Ministry classes in May.A Basic Course taught in Spanish by the Rev. Brunhilda Martinez is scheduled for May 5-6 at Emmanuel UMC in Allentown. This course needs at least 12 participants and is limited to the first 20 registrations. Cost: $35. Click here for the registration application.
A Basic Course in English, taught by Judy Ehninger, is scheduled for May 12-13 at Asbury UMC in Allentown. This course needs at least 12 participants and is limited to the first 20 registrations. Cost: $35. Click here for the registration application.
A Speaking 1 Course, taught bythe Rev. Harold Burkett, is scheduled also for May 12-13 at Asbury UMC in Allentown. This course also needs at least 12 participants and is limited to the first 20 registrations. Cost $35. Click here for the registration application.
July 21-22, 2017
The Inn at Reading
The purpose of Mission u is to help church members (lay and clergy, men, women and youth) understand and interpret the global mission of the church and the responsibility of Christians within that mission; to provide information about the work of United Methodist Women; and to offer an integrated program of Mission Education, Christian Social Action, and Program Planning.
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Upcoming Training Events
March 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
March 26 - March 29
2017 Tools for Ministry
April 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:15 pm
April 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
April 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm
April 29 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Level 1 (Basic) Workshop is mandatory for all persons seeking certification as candidates in ministry, candidates for ministerial roles and for all other individuals beginning ministerial roles within the Eastern PA Conference. Peninsula-Delaware’s comparable course may be substituted. Lancaster Theological Seminary and Evangelical Seminary Boundary Training classes are also now approved as BSE courses. Learn More about the Sexual Ethics Workshop Requirements for Clergy.
March 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
July 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
ARTOS Events for Clergy Spouses
Our programs are created by clergy spouses for clergy spouses. Spend a morning, a day or a weekend with a small group of men and women who know what it’s like to walk through life beside a member of the clergy. Learn more at www.artosretreats.org
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm