Look for updates of Appointments, Retirees and Open Churches on Sundays after 1 PM. Clergy should indicate their interest in new pastoral openings to their district superintendents by Monday at 9 AM, so DSs can share that information at Tuesday Cabinet meetings. See the Appointments page on our website for weekly updates.
Transition Workshop for New Pastoral Appointments, May 14 9 AM – 12 Noon, via Zoom. Led by the Rev. Dr. David Woolverton. This workshop assists church Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations teams, clergy and spouses to facilitate positive transitions for new pastoral appointments. If you’re moving to a new church, or you’re a church receiving a new pastor, this workshop is for you! Register
EPA Women’s Spiritual Life Retreat May 14
EPAUMC’s United Women in Faith, formerly United Methodist Women, will sponsor their annual Spiritual Life Retreat on Saturday, May 14, on Zoom, at 9:30 to 11:30 AM. The theme is “Seeking Water in Spiritual Deserts.” The keynote speaker will be retired missionary and pastor Dorothy Killebrew, Write to 2022UMWretreat@gmail.com to learn more and pre-register. Contact: Polly Riddle, UWF Spiritual Growth Chair, 215-674-9049.
3 Annual Conference offerings, 3 ways to give
The 2022 Annual Conference, May 20-21, will again receive offerings to provide crucial support to conference youth and young adult ministries and scholarships for higher education—both undergraduate and seminary.
While the Annual Conference will take place online for a third year due to the lingering COVID pandemic, there are again opportunities to give to these offerings easily by cell phone texting, postal mail and online use of the conference website. Gifts may be made before, during and after the Annual Conference session. Read more.
The Sun Does Shine book study continues on Wednesdays, May 18 and 25
Author Anthony Ray Hinton led the study of his book May 11. Members of the Equal Justice Initiative that helped free him from Alabama’s death row will speak about their work and challenges May 18. On May 25 local criminal justice advocates will discuss problems that plague our PA criminal justice system and how we can help make needed changes. Learn more and register.
Annual Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Workshop
This workshop for pastors and church leaders beginning or already engaged in Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural (CR/CC) ministry together will happen on Saturday, June 4, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM via Zoom. Pastors, Administrative Council and Staff-Parish Relations Committee members in CR/CC ministry contexts are especially urged to attend to deepen their intercultural competency and understanding of relationship dynamics, and to be equipped with practical communication tools, Download the flyer. REGISTER