REVISED: Link added to 1st story August 20, 2020
URGENT! Register by August 24 to vote on proposed AC2020 rule changes on August 26
All clergy and lay conference members to Annual Conference are required to register by August 24 to vote on proposed, temporary rule changes for the 2020 Annual Conference. The voting session will be August 26, at 6:30 PM, available online in a Zoom webinar and at designated in-person locations. Invitations to the session, along with the proposed rule changes, were emailed this week.
During the session members will learn about the proposed conference rule changes and ask questions. Then they can vote either electronically or by raised-hands for those who attend in-person (onsite) at designated locations. At those locations votes will be counted and promptly reported. The voting outcome will be announced at the webinar’s conclusion.
Members must pre-register for the webinar by August 24. Usernames and passwords for participation in the online voting, via eBallot, will be emailed to registered members on August 25. On the registration form members who lack adequate equipment or Internet access to participate electronically may choose to attend the voting session at one of several designated in-person locations. Read the article “Historic 2020 Annual, District conferences to meet mostly online” to learn more about proposed changes for Annual Conference and District Conferences.

Don’t miss EPAC Youth Rally on Zoom this weekend!
Rally to feature music, messages and meeting of young minds

Due the COVID-19 pandemic the Eastern PA Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) has decided to reset its annual, planned Youth Rally as a two-day, online event, using Zoom videoconferencing. The dates and times, chosen by the CCYM youth, are Friday, August 21, from 8 to 9:30 PM and Saturday, August 22, from 3 to 4:30 PM.

We will have dynamic speakers, uplifting music and small group discussions on topics ranging from self-esteem and body image, to relationships and connecting with God, to prayer and strengthening our faith.

Our CCYM youth are excited to use technology as we engage other youth in discussing, experiencing and learning about our faith. We will enjoy soul-moving music by great Christian artists, and we’ll hear dynamic speakers who will challenge and help guide us in our various faith journeys.

Join Q&A online with Sen. Bob Casey, Aug. 28
The Rev. Dai Morgan, who coordinates United Methodist Advocacy in PA, announces an online question-and-answer session with Senator Bob Casey (left) for the faith-based community on Friday, August 28, 3:00-3:45. The sole topic of the 45-minute Zoom video-conference will be pandemic-related federal policy, programming and legislation. Morgan informed Bishops Peggy Johnson, Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Jeremiah Park of the information-sharing opportunity, as legislative advocate for the three Pennsylvania UMC conferences.     

Questions for Sen. Casey must be submitted beforehand and will be presented to the Senator by a moderator. All attendees will be muted. To register, send your name and email address to Morgan ( by August 26. But he must receive questions for the senator by “no later than Sunday, August 24.” 

“All Pennsylvania United Methodists who would find this to be interesting and useful are invited to participate,” said Morgan, cautioning that all questions must pertain to the pandemic. However, in that context, “they can relate to racial justice, education, immigration, non-profits, social welfare, etc.”
Lebo to head revamped Local Pastor School
2021 school to be offered on Zoom with flexible curriculum
The Rev. Dan Lebo, senior pastor of Gravel Hill UMC in Palmyra, is the new Dean of the Eastern PA Conference’s Local Pastor Licensing School, as of September 1. He succeeds the Rev. Gordon Hendrickson in that role. Lebo will register students for 2021 and lead in designing a new Licensing School program, set to launch in January. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all courses in 2021 will occur via Zoom video-conferencing.   

With a flexible curriculum, the new school will allow students to complete courses in as little as two weeks or up to six months at their own pace. A three-day retreat with faculty will initiate a new hybrid instruction model.  

“We plan to offer the school two times per year,” said the Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, Director of Connectional Ministries, in informing the Board of Ordained Ministry of Lebo’s hiring. “We are working out details for the January retreat on Zoom.” Those details may be announced in early September. 

The Rev. Dr. Dan Lebo, an elder, has served on conference and district Ordained Ministry boards. He is an adjunct faculty member and chaplain at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, where he previously served Annville UMC. He was also director of Innabah Camp & Retreat Center in 2013-2014. Lebo and his wife Rebecca have two daughters and are expecting their third child in the fall.
East District bids farewell to Michael Yancey
The East District will say farewell to District Resource Assistant Michael Yancey during a Zoom video-conference event on his last day, Monday, August 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Yancey has served the district and the conference in this role since November 2017. He begins a new job at First UMC Germantown in Philadelphia in September.

The East District Superintendency Committee, chaired by the Rev. Jackie Stewart, is organizing the event. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 930 6663 6351. By telephone: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
New district staffing changes announced
The Eastern PA Conferences’ four districts will share two full-time District Resource Assistants (DRAs), plus additional part-time staff, as of September 1. The cost-saving, efficiency move follows the departure August 31 of Michael Yancey as East DRA and North DRA Sheri Kentner’s announcement of plans to retire December 31.

Kristin Reifsnyder will serve as DRA for the East and West districts. New DRA Deb Boyd will serve the North and South districts. Kentner will work as a General Resource Assistant until her retirement in December. She will have specific projects and also help the two continuing DRAs prepare to serve two districts each in their new working arrangement.

Each district will also have a part-time clerical staff assistant to handle phone calls, email, filing and other basic tasks for 10 hours a week. Christina Collazo will continue to serve the North District part-time with an increase to 10 hours a week. The conference will also hire one 10-hour-a-week clerical assistant for the South District, and one to serve both the East and West districts at 20 hours per week combined. All district offices are now located at the Conference Office in Valley Forge. 

“As we move into the fall, five-day-a-week schedule, we will continue to work without a full staff in the building to,” announced Jo Fielding, Director of Administrative Services. “We will publicize by the end of August our schedule of when specific staff will be in the building.”
UM Lay Leaders urge laity to engage in social action
The UMC’s Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLL) executive team has sent a letter to laity across of the U.S. church calling for their commitment to “love one another” and to work together to foster meaningful social change at a time when the nation and its churches are facing social dislocation and other existential challenges.

Eastern PA Conference Lay Leader David Koch, association treasurer and a member of the executive team, forwarded the letter, which he helped compose, to conference leaders today and urged them to respond and share it to others.

“We gathered in February optimistically anticipating a future guided by vision and filled with action,” says the letter. “We returned home to face a modern pandemic that has cancelled local, conference and denomination-wide activities.”  

Association leaders cite the separation of congregations from their church buildings and church functions and from one another, thus posing a challenge to “how we meaningfully carry on our ministry and mission.” They also point to the recent spate of violence against unarmed Black citizens, especially by police, as evidence of “the sin of deeply rooted racism.” 

“Pain, anger, denial and new realizations have further ripped the already frayed fabric of communities across the world,” the letter laments. “We have been called through our baptism to steadfast leadership in this time.”

“As laity we are 99.2% of the church, and our voices matter,” the letter continues, calling on laity to “take action and cause change….We cannot sit as observers…. We will not go back to normal. We cannot be silent. We are vital to the unfolding of God’s hope for us, to be people who hold one another and the communities around us, in love. 

The association leaders call on their constituents to pray, to advocate for justice and mercy, to learn and also to “lead courageous conversations about this dual pandemic” of the virus and the violence. 

“The season for change and transformation is NOW!” it closes. “In all our own places, let us follow God’s call.” Read the entire letter
2 Dismantling Racism workshops coming soon
The conference Healing the Wounds of Racism Core Team will offer two Dismantling Racism workshops via Zoom video-conferencing in the next two months. 

The next Dismantling Racism Level II workshop on Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 AM to 12 PM, will focus on “The Experience and Impact of Racism on People of Asian Ancestry.” See the REGISTRATION PAGE.  The cost is $15. For needed scholarships contact the Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm at Remember: all clergy are now required to take a Dismantling Racism Level II workshop during the quadrennium.

The Rev. Doris Kung Chi Pui Dalton, a Deacon and former Eastern PA Conference staff member, will keynote the interactive discussion. Dalton currently serves as Director of Leadership Development and Intercultural Competency in the UMC’s New York Annual Conference. Ordained a Deacon in this conference, she served on the HWR Core Team for several years before moving to White Plains, NY. 

The next  Dismantling Racism Workshop I workshop will happen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 23-25, also on Zoom. The Registration fee is TBD; and participation all three days is expected. Two Continuing Education Units will be awarded upon completion. This training satisfies the clergy and lay ministry requirement for Healing the Wounds of Racism training. Learn more about the workshop program and its facilitation by Visions, Inc
Methodists crucial in 1920 win for women’s vote
The U.S. is celebrating the centennial of 19th Amendment’s ratification, securing women’s suffrage. Methodists were part of the struggle. Learn more… Also, look for a Bishop’s Blog commemorative essay on this topic by Bishop Peggy Johnson next week.
Sierra Leone bishop remembered for bold leadership
Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu, who died in a car accident Aug. 16, is being remembered for his courage, leadership and love of The United Methodist Church and Jesus Christ. Yambasu, 63, had many titles — bishop, chancellor of Africa University and president of the Africa College of Bishops.

United Methodist leaders from around the world mourned the bishop and praised his faithful leadership in bringing together a diverse group of United Methodists to collaborate on a proposed agreement for the separation of denomination. They also recalled his leadership during the worst Ebola outbreak in history, a deadly landslide and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full news story. Also read Bishop Peggy Johnson’s remembrance of Bishop Yambasu, along with more remembrances by the Rev. Jim Todd and the Rev. Dorcas Kamanda.
Next UMC Anti-Racism Town Hall, August 26
Young leaders like Ann Jacob to discuss dismantling racism 
The UMC’s Town Hall series on race and anti-racism will present a panel of young leaders to discuss their strategies for changing the world and their Join the conversation Wednesday, August 26, 1 PM. encouragement for partners in this work. They will respond to questions about their vision for action and what the Church can draw from the wisdom of the past and hope for the future. Moderator Erin Hawkins will facilitate the conversation.

Rising young leaders are studying the leadership of those who came before and adding their energy to the ongoing work of dismantling racism. Among them will be the Eastern PA Conference’s own Ann Jacob, now a pastor in Edmonds, Washington. Learn more

Veteran activists compare movements
The Wednesday, August 19, online Town Hall featured “seasoned UM leaders” who have helped lead the struggle against racism: the Rev. James Lawson, Bishop Joel N. Martinez, Sue Thrasher and Clara Ester. The four veteran activists compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the 1960s civil rights movement and urged more activism against racism. Read the story and view the recording: Panelists urge action on race issues.
Register for Leadership Launch event, Oct. 3
Get ready to launch an exciting new year of leadership for your church and for the Eastern PA Conference. As we enter a new year for our annual conference and a new quadrennium for The United Methodist Church, leadership training and teamwork become crucial to fulfilling our mission with excellence, especially in these challenging times. 
Invite your church leadership team to join you in this brief but vital online training event, using Zoom, so you can work together to maximize the new information and insights you will receive about doing fruitful ministry. Our theme is "Bearing Fruit in Ministry."
Register now for this morning leadership training event, scheduled for October 3, from 9 AM to 11:30 PM. This Interactive Zoom Event is free, but registration is required. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially: Connectional Table leaders and their teams and committees; Lay Leaders; CSMs, CLMs; and anyone in a church, district or conference leadership role
The Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, our new Director of Connectional Ministries, will keynote the event. After that, we’ll have break-out sessions on various leadership topics, led by Connectional Table Members.
"As leaders, we are often pulled between purpose and relationships,” says Taylor-Storm. “Jesus never lost focus of his mission, and he was willing to make difficult choices to live out his vocational calling.” In this interactive, informative, inspirational gathering, participants will be challenged to stretch their leadership potential and lean in to the current ministry vineyard. Hope you will join us." More information to come soon!
When Home Hurts
Conference to explore Domestic Violence and Families
The Eastern PA Conference’s Domestic Violence Committee will focus on children and families when it presents its third annual Domestic Violence Seminar October 9-10. The two-part, virtual event will be a video-conference on Zoom. Its times are on Friday evening, from 7 PM to 9 PM, and on Saturday morning, from 9 AM to 12 PM. 
The theme is When Home Hurts: Domestic Violence and Families—The Church Responds.

“Again, we will learn more about this destructive social crisis that hurts individuals, families and communities,” said the committee in announcing the event. “And we will explore how churches can respond.” The virtual seminar will include a keynote address, a panel discussion and topical workshops--all led by experts who play various roles in seeking and offering solutions to this lethal problem.
Register online to receive Zoom access information. The cost is $10, and churches are encouraged to participate in ministry teams. Learn more… Download the flyer and register online now!
Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Diversity training
This recurring workshop can help any church leader improve their communication, teamwork and conflict management skills, while creating an inclusive, welcoming environment. It’s a must-learn for leaders who want to abide in and lead like Christ. 

The workshop provides insight into Jesus’ life and approach to managing conflict, creating believers, and teaching others about living life with God at the center. It provides answers to those who perceive and experience oppression, inequality and violence. The skilled trainers are the Revs. David Piltz and Anita Powell of the Eastern PA Conference Commission on Religion & Race (CORR).

Register now for this Zoom video-conferencing workshop, scheduled for two Saturday afternoons, October 31 and November 7, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM, just 3 hours each day. The registration fee is only $10. More information coming soon! 
GCORR online Anti-Racism 101 begins Sept. 1 
Pre-registration is now open! 
The General Commission on Religion and Race will launch an online course, “Anti-Racism 101: Required Skills for White People Who Want to be Allies,” September 1 and is offering pre-registration now. The basic, three-session course will distinguish between claiming to not be a racist and instead becoming proactively anti-racist and working to dismantle racism. Pre-register now for a special discount. A special price for the first 100 registrations: $34.99
Regular price: $39.99. Learn more and register now.
Meet missionaries in #stillinmission series
Virtually connect with missionaries in Global Ministries weekly #stillinmission virtual itineration series, and learn about their work and its impact in communities around the world. You can meet them and hear them tell about their ministries in small groups using breakout rooms.

Three missionaries, serving in the U.S., Brazil and Tanzania, will be featured on August 20. Learn more… And on August 27 meet some new, young Global Mission Fellows, who will serve in the U.S. for the next 2 years, following their training, which ends August 26. Both of these meet-ups with missionaries will happen at 1 PM. 

On August 27 you can meet one of these new Global Mission Fellows, Natalie Buck, who will serve in our conference as a Ministry Associate at Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia. Hear her tell about herself, her training and the mission work she looks forward to doing in Philadelphia. 

Three other Mission Fellows will introduce themselves that day also: Mageline Russo; Shiree Fetterly; Emily Autry and Katelyn Dino. Space is limited. So, registration online is required. Learn more…  
Urgent appeal for our Peter Weaver Congo Partnership
We have all been impacted by the pandemic in the United States. During our own challenges, God calls us to care for others. Your Peter D. Weaver Congo Partnership continues to be a beacon of hope for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been devastated by the pandemic and other challenges, especially economically.
We are seeing a growing rate of malnutrition and starvation because people in remote areas are unable to grow their own food. Our lifesaving Partnership projects are needed more than ever. We endeavor to provide for the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of our Congolese sisters and brothers. 
The Partnership, which is supported by the Eastern PA Conference, now faces serious financial challenges which will require us to cut some of our life-giving projects if urgently needed funds cannot be raised. If every person and every congregation provided some financial support, God would take those gifts and multiply them so that we can support our Congolese mission partners in this time of great need. Learn more....
Cabinet to lead 6 conference prayer meetings
The Eastern PA Conference’s half-hour prayer meetings, held on Tuesdays at noon by video-chat on Zoom, will welcome a special cadre of prayer leaders in August and September. The conference Cabinet was invited to take the lead by the Rev. David Piltz, creator, coordinator and host of the ministry, and they accepted. 
Piltz, who also leads Young People’s Ministries for the conference, as well as being a campus minister at Drexel University and the new pastor of Valley Forge UMC, started the weekly prayer sessions in April, as the current Coronavirus pandemic was growing. Bishop Peggy Johnson is a frequent attendee, as well as other conference leaders and local church laity and pastors.
Now she and her appointive Cabinet, and new Connectional Ministries Director the Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, will become guest-hosts over the next two months. Piltz hopes their spiritual leadership in this forum will draw more participants from their individual districts and beyond, and also add new, diverse voices and styles of prayer to the overall experience. It may even lead to inviting more guest hosts in the future. 
Here is the upcoming schedule of Cabinet Prayer Leaders:
Rev. Dr. Andrew L. Foster, III, East District Superintendent – Aug 25
Rev. Steve Morton, North District Superintendent – Sept. 1
Bishop Peggy Johnson – Sept. 8
Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, Director of Connectional Ministries – Sept. 15
Here is the Zoom access information:
Meeting ID: 591 129 374
Or Call in: +1 646 558 8656
Register now for mission volunteers virtual orientation
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the UM Global Ministries Mission Volunteers program will offer a virtual orientation experience September 3-4 for all individuals and couples interested in learning more about the program. Especially invited are those who may be discerning future long-term volunteer service as part of their life journeys.

There is no registration cost for the virtual orientation. But persons must register by August 15 using an online form. This orientation replaces in-person training events for now.

The orientation will be held from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. The session will include such topics as The Theology of Mission, Cross-Cultural Expansion, Fundraising for Volunteer Service, and more. Participants are expected to prepare by completing required readings provided upon receipt of the online registration. Attendees should give their full commitment to the learning process and virtual environment.

Placement opportunities will be available in 2021 for all interested virtual orientation participants. For questions or more information, please email

Here is the link to register or share with others who might be interested. Una Jones is Director of Mission Volunteers.
Faith Sharing Event, Nov. 14, moved to Zoom
Evangelism in a Changing Landscape, the Eastern PA Conference’s 2020 Faith-Sharing Event Nov. 14, will now be a 3-hour Zoom video-conference from 9 AM to 12 noon, offered for free.
Our featured speaker is the Rev. Lisa Greenwood, Vice-President for Leadership Ministry of TMF (the Texas Methodist Foundation), Dallas, Texas. She will stimulate reflections on the changing landscape of our mission field—both its challenges and opportunities—and invite us into conversations about the implications for our church leaders and ministries. Congregations are encouraged to participate in teams to learn, strategize and prepare to grow together.

Online school to train local church historians

MADISON, N.J. — The United Methodist Commission on Archives and History is offering a free online course that will cover a range of skills needed to become a church historian. The 12-week course will begin Sept. 14 and people can take it at their own pace. Read press release. To register.
Racism, Post-Traumatic Stress, & Transformation event moves online to Zoom
The Eastern PA Conference’s twice-postponed Racism, Post-Traumatic Stress and Transformation workshop will happen online on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 AM to 2 PM, using Zoom video-conferencing. The unusual workshop will address a timely topic that concerns many people of color in today’s highly charged racial climate: race-based traumatic stress.

The Rev. Dr. R. Dandridge Collins, a pastoral psychologist, author, lecturer, minister and trauma expert, will teach and lead participants in frank discussions to explore solutions to emotional distress and trauma caused in part by racist mistreatment, conflict and reactions, past and present. People of color, clergy and lay, should register soon. Space may fill up quickly. 

The original $25 registration fee has been reduced to $15 and still includes a copy of Collins’ bestselling 2007 book The Trauma Zone: Trusting God for Emotional Healing. Also included is a copy of Romal Tune’s book, Love is an Inside Job. Scholarships are available. Please contact: Register OnlineDownload and share the flyer!
Orientation to Ministry, Sept. 12
There are various ways one can enter into professional ministry in the UMC. Attend this orientation Sept. 12 to learn the process of answering God’s call. Presenter: Rev. Michael Roberts. Learn more and Register.
An essential guide to re-opening your church
Vanco is offering a new Returning to Church During COVID-19 Playbook that provides actionable guidance for churches that are reopening. Yes, another set of guidelines among many, but can you ever have too many? Vanco’s new resource deals with: health and safety tips; best practices for social distancing: advice for accommodating contact-free Communion and online group discussions; communicating with staff, volunteers and your congregation; and maintaining a sense of community when members are attending both in-person and virtual services. Learn more...
Conference offers churches online giving page

The conference has created a giving page on its website to allow congregations to easily receive online gifts from church members, visitors and donors, who can select from a menu of participating churches. The online giving portal is now operational.  It is available to all churches, but it should be especially helpful to churches that do not currently offer online giving but want to. The service is provided through the conference’s relationship with Vanco Payment Services.   

Simple electronic funds transfer process
To participate in the program, a local church must simply complete the electronic funds transfer form and return it to the conference accounting office. The conference Treasurer’s office will process and deposit gifts into the church’s designated bank account weekly. A contribution report will then be sent to the church. Learn more...
REMINDER: PA tax exemption extended until September 30
Due to delays in processing of sales tax exemptions as a result of COVID-19, the PA state revenue department is extending the Eastern PA Conference’s tax-exempt status and that of its subsidiary churches until September 30, 2020. The extension is intended to assist conferences and subsidiary churches in continuing daily operations without interruption of exempt status.
Clergy, pastors, deacons asked to submit photos for directory
The Eastern PA Conference is creating a Clergy Photo Directory to be used by the new appointive Cabinet and to help future transitions in Annual Conference leadership. For convenience, the Cabinet created an online EPAUMC Clergy Photo Portal to allow for easy photo submissions. 
Each appointed or assigned pastor (clergy or lay) and deacon is asked to submit one photo. You will be asked for your email address to access the portal. Once you access the portal, you will be asked for your name and a photo to upload.. The portal will only accept image files (.jpg, .png, etc.). The Clergy Photo Portal will guide you through completing these steps. Questions? Contact the Rev. Kevin Babcock, (above), Coordinator of Church Support Services, at
Visit our Local Church Resources webpage
Do you find yourself wondering where you can obtain a 501(c)3 letter? Clergy W-2s? Various other bits of information that is crucial for churches? Look no further than the Local Church Resources page under the Administration tab on the EPA website and you can answer these questions.
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Update your Find-A-Church profile
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  • August 21 – 22, 2020: EPA "Perfect Vision" Youth Rally. Zoom online meeting. Register online.
  • August 26, 2020: Voting on proposed Rule Change for Annual Conference. Zoom webinar, 6:30 PM. Register online. 
  • August 29, 2020: Basic Sexual Ethics Workshop. 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Conshohocken UMC.
  • September 15, 2020: District Conferences. Zoom webinars. 6:30 PM.
  • September 19, 2020: Dismantling Racism Level II Workshop. Zoom. 9 AM - 12 PM. Theme: "The Experience and Impact of Racism on People of Asian Ancestry." Register online.
  • October 3, 2020: Connectional Ministries Leadership Training Event. Zoom online meeting. Register online.
  • October 4: Practice Vote & Information Session for Annual Conference. 3 PM, Zoom webinar. 
  • October 9 & 10, 2020: Domestic Violence Seminar on Zoom. Friday, Oct. 9, 7-9 PM and Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 AM-12 PM. Download the flyer. Register online.
  • October 13 & 14: 2020 Annual Conference. Zoom webinar and livestreaming. Learn more at
  • October 17, 2020: ERT/VIM Training, 8 AM – 4 PM, Eastwick UMC
  • October 17, 2020: UMW Annual Celebration. Download the flyer!
  • October 17, 2020: “Racism, Post-Traumatic Stress, & Transformation”
  • October 23-25, 2020: Dismantling Racism Training, Friday 5 PM – Sunday 3 PM, Desmond Hotel
  • October 31st & November 7: Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Training. Part 1: 10/31 at 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Part 2: 11/7 at 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.
  • November 14, 2020: Annual Faith-Sharing Event–Evangelism in a Changing Landscape. Register online.
  • December 13, 2020: Annual “Celebrating our Cultures” Event, Zoom online meeting
  • March 13, 2021: Tools for Ministry. Times and Places TBD by Districts.

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