Bishop Peggy Johnson led annual Thanksgiving devotions for the Eastern PA Conference Staff and Cabinet on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Conference Office. She began with a PowerPoint devotional on praising God that offered richly illustrative visuals along with an inspiring call to worship and exaltation.
We share her PowerPoint devotional presentation with you here:
The gathered staff then sang the hymn “For the Beauty of the Earth,” heard Psalm 148 and a brief meditation, and then celebrated the Eucharist together.
In her meditation Bishop Johnson spoke of our responsibility to care for nature and all that it entails. She shared wisdom from Burst: Green Church by Tim Gossett, a youth group resource that shows Christian teens how caring for the earth is a way to honor God and show love for our neighbors. It takes the usual “three Rs” of conservation– reduce, reuse, and recycle–and adds three more: reclaim, repent, and rejoice.
Special Thanksgiving, Advent events
Listed below are special Thanksgiving events and November Advent events that churches were kind enough to send us. They are featured on our Thanksgiving/Advent webpage. If you want your church’s Thanksgiving event added to this page, please send us the information by 11 AM on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
We will publicize more Advent and Christmas events as we receive them throughout the season.
- Summer of Love
By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson
This season I have been pondering “love.” According to the Apostle Paul, it “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (I Corinthians 13:7). Read more
- Bishop’s Annual Conference report urges unity in Christ
By John W. Coleman In her June 13 State of the Church Report to the Eastern PA Annual Conference Bishop Peggy Johnson addressed several topics but zeroed in on a... Read more
- Postscripts from Annual Conference 2019
Our Annual Conference celebrated and heard from the coming generation. But controversies over a resolution and election of 2020 delegates also challenged our unity in Christ. Our bishop responds to some concerns. Read more
- Learn to care for Creation at local EarthKeepers training in August
To the Rev. Dr. Sarah Fernsler, the EarthKeepers training planned for August 8-11 at Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia is “an incredible learning opportunity” to make a positive impact on... Read more
- Business and Financial Administrative Assistants, Covenant UMC in Lancaster PA
Covenant United Methodist Church, Lancaster, PA, seeks to hire two part-time individuals, one to be business administrative assistant and one to be financial administrative assistant. Both positions are for 20... Read more