|         September 25, 2018

Penn Northeast Conference UCC, 431 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071
www.pnec.org  610-826-3113; 610-826-5464 FAX
Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates    bonnieb@pnec.org        
Rev. Gilberto Garcia Rodriguez    hispanicucc@rcn.com
Rev. Christian Creyer     christianc@pnec.org       
Barbara Jennings    barbaraj@pnec.org
Patty Rehrig    pattyr@pnec.org
     On November 3 rd , the people of the Penn Northeast Conference will be gathering for an important meeting – the fall annual meeting of the Penn Northeast Conference . (A registration form can be found on www.pnec.org ) . Not only will we be worshipping together, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, and doing the business of the church, we have a number of exciting new initiatives and information that we need to discern as the body of Christ. First, there is a resolution and motion coming to the floor to decide how we will move ahead as a conference. You will be presented with information about the possible creation of the new EPiC (Eastern Pennsylvania Conference). Participants in the work and life of the Conference have been hard at work revitalizing and restructuring the PNEC. So, our discernment will be between two possibilities of moving forward together. 
     In order to prepare for the annual meeting, we request that you attend one of our hearings prior to the annual meeting to ask questions about the PNEC suggested revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws and the 2019 Proposed Budget being presented to the annual meeting for approval. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about the possible new EPiC Conference, the resolution, and the motion that will be presented to the annual meeting delegates.
     We will hold four hearings prior to the annual meeting. The dates are:
  • Tuesday, September 25 at Penn Northeast Conference , 431 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton
  • Wednesday, October 3 at Chestnut Hill UCC, 6870 Chestnut Hill Road, Coopersburg
  • Tuesday, October 9 at Penn Northeast Conference, 431 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton
  • Tuesday, October 23 at St. John’s UCC Fullerton, 575 Grape Street, Whitehall.
The hearings will begin at 6:30 pm.
You will have the opportunity to Zoom into a hearing on:
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ( Instructions below)
Bonnie Bates is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for Annual Meeting Questions and Answers about the Budget, the Constitution and Bylaws Changes, and the birth of a new unified conference with the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/770685084
Or iPhone one-tap :
   US: +16468769923,,770685084# or +16699006833,,770685084#
Or Telephone:
   Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
       US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
   Meeting ID: 770 685 084
   International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aclvhtqIP6
     In preparation for the hearings and the annual meeting, you can find all the documents here:

Rev. Joanne P. Marchetto, PNEC Moderator
cell: 610-703-5897