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.
- Associate Pastor of Christian Education, Youth/Young Adult Ministries, Newark UMC [DE]
Job Description: P/T pastoral and administrative position (35 hrs/wk) serving a dynamic and diverse congregation of approximately 300 congregants. The associate pastor will coordinate, develop and oversee ministry and volunteer... Read more
- Director of Youth Ministries, New Creation/Nueva Creacion UMC [Lancaster]
Spiritual Gifts: The youth coordinator should have the following proven skills: teaching, encouragement, and leadership The youth coordinator should show evidence of passion for youth ministry and evidence of active... Read more
- Worship Director, 3/4 Time, Memorial UMC [Quarryville]
Position Summary: Do you thrive on musically creating spaces where people meet the living God, rejoicing when everyone can say there is a musical group where their gifts are valued and... Read more
- Register for Faith-Sharing Seminar by October 31
Sharing Faith with New People and Younger People in Today’s Context When: November 10, Saturday, 8:30 AM – 3 PM Where: Hopewell UMC, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA Who (Presenter): The Rev. Jasmine... Read more
- Needed: Faith We Sing Hymnal Supplements
Huntingdon Valley UMC is seeking about 200 copies of Faith We Sing hymnal supplements. If you have copies available, please contact the church at (215) 947-7961.