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The South District is one of 4 districts in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church. The District Superintendent is the Rev. Evelyn Kent Clark.

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Schedule your 2021 South District Clergy Interview

Click this link or copy-and-paste it into your browser: https://sagenda.net/Frontend/5c4f320053f5457c7441c728

The South District’s STRATEGIC PLANNING TRAINING

Next Zoom Session: June 17th at 6:30 PM

During this time of doing church differently, we find that we need a plan for the new normal. The South District is providing an opportunity to strategically plan for a future beyond COVID-19 with unique ways to continue to be the church. Together, let’s transform our thinking and identify our gifts as we plan.

The training is once a month, on the third Thursday. The June 17th session is only the third meeting in the training series. Each session is 90 minutes. The format is instructional, as well as interactive with breakout groups and time for questions and answers. Learn More

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ZOE Empowers – Virtual Mission Trip

International mission trips are the heartbeat of some of our strongest, most transformational local churches - but in this past year of severe COVID-related restrictions, travel - and even making plans to travel - just hasn’t happened.  Good news:  you DON’T have to miss out on this ministry joy, completely!  The Eastern PA Conference is partnering with ZOE Empowers, an organization which in 2021 introduced VIRTUAL Mission trips in order to introduce folks to its incredible, international program of serving children in poverty.  ZOE’s entire approach is based on “Empowerment, not Hand-outs” – and it has demonstrated success among more than 100,000 children of the world, so far.

A free, three-day visit to Rwanda, Kenya, and India awaits you on the mornings of June 22-24 (9:30-11:00 am each day).

Registration is handled by the ZOE ministry team; sign-up for this “trip” by clicking here. For information about the entire ZOE program, check out its website at zoeempowers.org. View and download the flyer.

Register Now

"This & That" from our District Newsletter

Summer Hours begin June 1st
Conference staff, including the District Resource Assistants, will begin working onsite three days a week in June, while the office moves to its customary, four-day, summer workweek from June 1 to August 31. The official summer office hours will be Mondays to Thursdays, 7:30 AM to 5 PM.
 
Tools for Ministry recordings now online
Available now are 26 of the 34 diverse, 90-minute courses, all provided via video conferencing on Zoom, were recorded. A page full of links to those recordings is now available on the Conference’s website: https://www.epaumc.org/resources/2021-tools-for-ministry/
 
Basic Sexual Ethics Workshop
On Zoom, Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10 am – 1 pm. “Where do I Draw the Line: Maintaining Boundaries in a Digital Age.” For more information and to register:

Request for Clergy Photos
All clergy are encouraged to submit photos in preparation for the Episcopal transition.
Link to submit clergy photos:
 
Messages for Retiring Clergy
Conference members are invited to post short messages to e-gratitude boards for each of the 2021 retirees. Messages on the e-gratitude boards will be emailed to the retirees on June 30 (or July 30 for those retiring in August).
 
Pulpit Supply
It's vacation time. Email DRA Deb Boyd adboyd@epaumc.org for a list of substitute preachers on the South District.

District Map

Use our interactive Google Map below to locate a church. You can click on one of the pegs for information on the church.