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.
Scam Email Alert Email spoofing is once again at work using Bishop John Schol as the sender. Remember, spoofing is when the sender of the email forges (spoofs) someone’s email address, so that the message appears to come from a legitimate email address. Please do not respond to any email requesting money, your time, an "email-only" response, etc.
Dismantling Racism Level II, Saturday, May 7 “Congregational Racial Audit: Are you Ready?” 9 AM – 12 PM via Zoom. The congregational racial audit training will help congregations engage in self-examination, as they “conduct courageous conversations on race.” Such conversations must involve relationship-building to help leaders recognize and reveal to their congregations where they are on the journey toward racial awareness, justice and reconciliation, as they pursue the ideal of becoming “the Beloved Community.” Learn more. REGISTER
Apply for Education Society higher education grants by May 9
The Education Society of EPAUMC began this week accepting applications for grants to help defray the cost of higher education for the next school year. The application—which must be submitted by May 9--is available on the Conference website as Grants to Defray Higher Education Costs.” Learn more.
Learn insights on small membership congregations at the next Bi-Vocational & Small Church Network May 10, at 6:30 PM. The Rev. Steve Morton, North District Superintendent, will reflect on his learnings about, and outlook for, small-membership churches. Join our meeting on Zoom. Passcode: 651396. One tap mobile: +16465588656,,94667752196# US (New York)
Pocono Plateau seeks food service manager now
Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center is accepting applications for a new full-time Food Service & Hospitality Manager now, as they prepare for the start of Summer Camp in June. Housing is provided. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sun Does Shine, by Anthony Ray Hinton, is our “Learning for Leaders” Book Club selection for May. We will meet on Zoom on Wednesdays, May 11, 18 and 25, from 11 AM -12 noon. Hinton was exonerated and released from death row in Alabama in 2015, with the assistance of the Equal Justice Initiative. He had served 30 years for two capital murders he did not commit. Come hear him tell his story. Learn about critical problems that plague our criminal justice system and how you can help make needed changes. Learn more and 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.