January 31, 2020
NEWS & VIEWS
Bishop Peggy A. Johnson announces the following appointments and assignments– effective July 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted:
South District

  • Rev. Eric W. Carr, Elder, from Associate Pastor at Chester: St. Daniel's UMC to Lead Pastor at Chester: St. Daniel's UMC.
  • Rev. Shayla L. Johnson, Provisional Elder, from Phila.: Mother African Zoar UMC to Drexel Hill: New Life UMC and Lansdowne: Trinity Lansdowne UMC (also known as the Garden Church).
  • Rev. Lydia Munoz, Elder, from Kennett: United Methodist Church of the Open Door and Swarthmore UMC to 100% time at Swarthmore UMC.

East District

  • Rev. Zachary Hopple (Provisional Elder) to serve Lansdale: Christ UMC as Senior Pastor full-time.

North District

  • Rev. Manfredo Martinez Luna (Part Time Licensed Local Pastor) to serve La Trinidad as Interim Pastor, quarter-time effective February 2, 2020 in addition to serving Allentown: Salem.
  • Rev. Samuel "Kofi" Ashley (Elder) from Mt. Pocono UMC to serve East Stroudsburg UMC as Lead Pastor, full time.
  • Rev. Monica Guepet (Elder) from West Grove UMC to serve Stroudsburg UMC full time.
  • Rev. Charles Richard Edmund (Associate Member from Peninsula-Delaware) to serve Chapman Quarries UMC half-time.
  • Rev. Kimberly Leskowich (Part-Time Licensed Local Pastor) from Audenried-Jeansville UMC and Nesquehoning:Meed's Memorial UMC to serve Bushkill UMC half-time.
 
3 PA bishops support LGBT civil rights act
Bishop Jeremiah Park, leader of the Susquehanna Conference, will join other speakers calling for civil rights protection for LGBT persons at a news conference in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg on Monday, Feb. 3 at 12 noon.

The news conference is called to support the “ Pennsylvania Values Act,”* Senate Bill 224 , which would add LGBT persons to groups who are ensured legally of civil rights protection under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Bishop Park, who is based in Harrisburg, cosigned a general legislative letter Jan. 13 with Bishops Peggy Johnson and Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, of the Eastern and Western PA conferences respectively. Read more…
Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event cancelled
The National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8,at Wharton Wesley UMC Philadelphia, has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.  
Black UM leaders explore GC2020 proposals
More than 600 African American United Methodists from around the Northeastern Jurisdiction convened Jan. 11 in Philadelphia to learn about controversial changes being proposed to the denomination’s 2020 legislative General Conference (GC2020). Now, more such events are planned for February and March.

The January 11 meeting at historic Tindley Temple UMC came about a week after the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation , was released. Broad outlines of that major church restructuring proposal and other plans and petitions were discussed by representatives, followed by a question and answer session. More GC2020 dialogues among African American church leaders are being planned in Maryland, New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston and Kansas City. Learn more…
How to get your church ready for GC2020? Pray. Get trustworthy information. Learn the process. Participate in conversations. Build trust. Maintain a focus on discipleship. Urge congregational giving to continue. Learn more…
INSPIRE: Beware the Sin of Anti-Semitism
Bishop Peggy Johnson offers solemn advice while observing the 75th anniversary of the day Jewish prisoners were liberated from the largest Nazi concentration camp. World leaders and survivors gathered for a memorial ceremony at Auschwitz on Monday, Jan. 27. They came to commemorate the 1945 liberation of this death camp in Poland. where over 1 million people were killed in gas chambers and by other means, the vast majority of them Jews.

“Anti-Semitism was around long before (Nazi leader Adoph) Hitler,” she writes. “And streams of it continue today.” She cites recent stabbing and shooting attacks on Jewish people in the U.S. and elsewhere, reminding us “that violent anti-Semitism is still rampant and sadly increasing at an alarming rate.”  

“As Christians we need to speak out against this terrorist trend and be quick to challenge racial slurs and all forms of discrimination and violence,” says the bishop. Read more…
INVOLVE: True Justice: Seeking Equal Justice for People and Communities of Color, Feb. 22
Registration deadline extended to Feb. 17.

Don’t miss this 6-hour seminar that begins with a powerful, moving HBO documentary film, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality. It portrays the lifesaving, life-changing crusade of Bryan Stevenson, a well-known, dedicated public defense attorney and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.” A panel of experts will discuss salient issues raised in the film and then lead us in brief, action-oriented workshops. 

It’s all planned to help people with a mind and heart for justice to learn about rampant racial injustice that cripples innocent lives and families in our criminal justice system. If you’ve seen the dramatic new film “ Just Mercy ,” about Stevenson’s first Alabama death row cases, which he sought right out of Harvard Law School, then you’ve only seen half the story. 

Come view “ True Justice... ” to see and hear Bryan’s valiant, victorious story in his own words. Enhance your viewing experience by sharing it with a roomful of conference members and friends. And then learn how you can respond to this human rights crisis by working with others to foster change and redemption. Innocent and exploited lives--mostly black lives--are being lost in our prisons because of racial injustice in our legal system. You can join a growing movement of faithful advocates who are learning and working to rescue the perishing from this national tragedy.  

Join our conference’s Prison Ministry and Restorative Justice Team and Commission on Religion & Race, who are partnering to sponsor this important event (aided by Church & Society funding) on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 AM to 3 PM, at Cedarville UMC , 1092 Laurelwood Rd, Pottstown, PA. Cost: only $10. Breakfast and lunch are included. CEUs certification requested. Register online now! The registration deadline has been extended to Feb. 17 . Don’t miss this unforgettable experience!  Click here to view and download the flyer!   Visit and share our special event webpage .
Conference Loan Fund open for CD investments
The EPA Conference Loan Fund is open for investment in certificates of deposit again, for the first time in about five years, according to Conference Treasurer James Brown. The effective interest rate is 2.25% per year.
 
Each investor receives a Certificate of Participation from the Loan Fund certifying that the named investor has made an investment of a specific amount in the Loan Fund. The minimum investment is $1,000.00. The Certificates of Participation are offered for cash, and there are no financing terms available. 
 
Interest rates are set by members of the Annual Conference, as recommended by the Loan Fund Board. The Loan Fund is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, whose purpose is to make loans to churches and affiliated agencies for building projects.   Learn more…   Also, visit our Conference Loan Fund page to learn more. Click here to download the investor form.  
AROUND THE UMC CONNECTION
Submitted GC2020 legislation now online
The Advance Daily Christian Advocate, which contains the agenda, delegate listings and already submitted legislation for the 2020 General Conference, is now out. Delegates should be receiving print copies in the mail. People also can download the material in English, French, Portuguese and Kiswahili, at the link.  See Advance Daily Christian Advocate
Traditionalists' event draws big crowd

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. — More than 1,000 people, mostly from Alabama but some from across the Southeastern Jurisdiction, attended a Jan. 25 meeting aimed at exploring a traditionalist denomination that would separate from The United Methodist Church. Read story
Negotiators urge hold on trials, closures
Part of the new Protocol proposal for the UMC's separation calls for an immediate pause in closing churches and processing complaints related to LGBTQ restrictions. UM News reports on this part of the agreement and its impact. Read story
Delegates get foretaste of what’s on the table at GC2020
In a gathering that emphasized the denomination's impasse over homosexuality, General Conference delegates and other UMC leaders received a preview of some of the proposals that will come before the quadrennial lawmaking body in May.

Eastern PA Conference delegation leader Judy Ehninger attended the event, along with clergy delegate co-leader the Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm and the Rev. Anita Powell, Director of Connectional Ministries.  Read their comments  about the pre-General Conference event; and then  read the UMNS story.
A new website to introduce the revised Social Principles to the UMC has been created by the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. The site includes an introductory video, translations of the document in eight languages and additional resources. The revised Social Principles will be considered by delegates at the 2020 General Conference in May. Visit website
In mid-January a federal judge blocked implementation of the Trump administration’s executive order that permitted states and localities to opt-out of refugee resettlement. The General Board of Church & Society and its partners in refugee resettlement advocacy are grateful for the wisdom of this decision. This means that refugee resettlement will continue across the U.S. Learn more...
At the invitation of Bishop Daniel Lunge, Church and Society staff and board members visited United Methodists in Congo to learn more about democracy in their country. (Lunge visited our conference in 2017 and also hosted a mission team from Eastern PA in 2018.) Learn more...
LEARNING EVENTS
Conference to address traumatic stress from racism

The conference’s Commission on Religion and Race (CORR) will sponsor “Racism, Post-Traumatic Stress, & Transformation” on March 28, at Simpson House , 2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA, from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. All people of color, clergy and lay, are encouraged to attend this 6-hour workshop, led by the Rev. R. Dandridge Collins (Ph.D., M.Div), a pastoral psychologist, author, lecturer and Baptist minister.

Collins, a trauma expert, will teach and lead participants in frank discussions to explore emotional distress and trauma caused in part by racist mistreatment, conflict and reactions, past and present. Interested persons should register soon . Space may fill up quickly for what should be a popular event.

The $25 registration fee includes: continental breakfast, lunch and a copy of Collins’ bestselling 2007 book The Trauma Zone: Trusting God for Emotional Healing Learn more. Register today.   Download and share the flyer .
2020 Eastern PA Conference Laity Academy
July 31 – August 2, at Eastern University

After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a still, small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12
 
Life is NOISY. Life is MESSY. Life is OVERWHELMING.
 
Can you find God in all of this confusion? Are you even looking for God?
 
Elijah was looking. He was even told to stand on the mountain and the Lord would pass by… and he waited. He expected him in the torrential wind, he expected him in the earthquake, and then in the fire. But the Lord spoke after all of the confusion,  in a still small voice, a whisper.
 
We need to declutter our lives, our emotions, and our thoughts. We need to stop talking and start listening. Listen to our partners, our children, our friends, and listen for God.
 
Come join us at the 2020 EPA Laity Academy to learn about our Lord while exploring your personal ministry path. This weekend will be focused on serenity, prayer, and introspection. Come and enjoy the classes, fellowship, worship and entertainment.
 
Watch our website for further details: https://www.epaumc.org/ministry/lay
RESOURCES
Protocolo en Español
The new Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation , which will be proposed to General Conference in May for restructuring the church, is available to be read in Spanish at PROTOCOLO DE SEPARACION EN ESPANOL . Find it and other Spanish-Language articles on our new News & Information in Spanish webpage

The Western Jurisdiction Hispanic Latino Ministries Council, in partnership with the National Plan for Hispanic Latino Ministry, translated the Protocol into Spanish and shares it with the entire denomination. We thank the Rev. Luky Cotto for forwarding it to us to publish online.
Education Society Grants provide college aid
The Eastern PA Conference Education Society will offer grants to assist worthy individuals with defraying the cost of higher education for the 2020-2021 school year. Church members who plan to attend school in fall 2020 should be informed now about these grants and their deadline: May 11. See and complete the application.


If you have questions, contact Education Society Chairperson, Al Adey, at ahadey@verizon.net .
'The Women Who Knew..." FREE video Bible Study for Lent

Promotional Video now available: https://youtu.be/S6F2efIigOA  

The Babylonian Talmud tells us there were 48 prophets and 7 prophetesses active in Israel in biblical times! This free bible study for lent will feature these women, exploring the primary biblical accounts of their contributions to the Jewish redemption narrative, as well as encounters and conversations Jesus had with women as recorded in the Gospels.

The Bible Study for Lent will be available prior to Ash Wednesday on the North District page of the Eastern PA Conference website. Or, it can be ordered from the North District office on DVD or on a thumb drive. Please contact Sheri Kentner, North District Resource Assistant (DRA) for orders or questions. skentner@epaumc.org.    

LOCAL CHURCHES & MISSION LINKS
Local Church & Mission Link Events
REMINDERS
Dismantling Racism 1, March 20-22
Begins Friday March 20, 5 PM - March 22 @ 3:00 PM Desmond Hotel Malvern, 1 Liberty Blvd, Malvern, PA. Register Online Now!
 
This is not a commuter event. Casual dress code.
 
Registration fee – $300.00
Registration includes a single room and meals.
Full Payment is Due at Time of Registration
The Registration Deadline is March 6, 2020.
 
Note: No refunds will be issued for participant cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start date of the event.
 
DISMANTLING RACISM WORKSHOPS GENERAL INFORMATION
This is a 3 day workshop and participation all 3 days is expected.
 
Participants will learn concrete strategies for:
  • Developing skills for addressing and changing attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate bias, discrimination, and other obstacles to equity
  • Understanding the personal costs to everyone of system of privilege and disadvantage
  • Recognizing institutional racism and other forms of systemic oppression and discrimination that affect members of historically excluded groups
  • Changing dysfunctional intraracial and interracial behavior that undermine effective partnerships
  • Learning to acknowledge and interrupt the subtle (and often unintentional) dynamics that play out between “modern” forms of oppression and “internalized oppression”.
 
This workshop will be led by a cross-racial, cross gender team of two facilitators from Visions, Inc. For more information on Visions, Inc. visit their website: visions-inc.org
 
2 Continuing Education Units are awarded upon completion of the training and this satisfies the requirement for Healing the Wounds.
UMW “Girls on the Go” Retreat, March 21-22
The UM Women’s 18th annual Girls on the Go retreat moves to Innabah Camp & Retreat Center this year, March 21-22. Teenage girls from across the conference, ages 13-18, are invited to come learn together in Bible study, group discussions, and exploring mission and justice concerns important to United Methodists, plus enjoy crafts, worship, meals together, fun activities, recreation and more.
 
This year’s theme is “Bold Actions.” Attendees will learn about: Climate Justice; Just Energy for All; Human Trafficking; and Criminalization of Communities of Color. In addition, they will enjoy a self-defense class and a hands-on mission activity.
 
“UMW believes our girls have the innate ability to make drastic changes in our society,” said Tamara Clark, a young adult UMW member, former Girls on the Go attendee, and now Treasurer of the international UMW organization. “Girls can come learn about these social justice priorities and also be encouraged to share their voices and take action.”
 
The cost is $60 if early-bird registration is received by Feb. 1, or $70 if received by Feb. 15. Questions? Contact Mary Ann Repsher at 610-588-1084 or at rep164@frontier.net . Or contact Susan Dzuik at 215-637-7898 or dzuiks1@verizon.net  

CONAM spring program, April 19
The conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) will hold its spring gathering for worship, learning and fellowship on Sunday, April 19, from 4 to 7 PM, at Camp Innabah. Their program title:  Indian Country's Hidden Figures: Outstanding Native Women.  All are invited, especially all local church CONAM representatives.
Clergy mentor trainings coming up
All ordained elders, deacons and local pastors who have completed the course of study are encouraged (but not required) to attend a mentors training. Mentors are enlisted to support and encourage candidates for ministry throughout the candidacy process, as well as local pastors throughout their course of study.

Trained mentors are selected by the district superintendent, in consultation with the District Committee on Ministry, and also by the Board of Ordained Ministry to serve provisional members. Mentors must be trained to serve, and they must be retrained every four years.

This training meets all requirements, and much of it is offered online. Trainees should bring internet-accessible devices (laptop or tablet) for use with Wi-Fi. The training, which offers .3 CEUs, includes an orientation in UMCARES (UM Candidacy and Record Entry System).

The North District will offer training Feb. 27 at Grace St Paul's UMC in Jim Thorpe. The South District will offer training tentatively on Feb. 20 , place to be determined. All training times are from 9 AM till about noon. The East District will offer its training March 12 at Christ UMC Lansdale.
Ethnic leadership grants available
The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry has opened applications for Ethnic-in-Service Training grants. The agency awards grants up to $10,000 to programs designed to bolster the recruitment, training and retention of ethnic leaders at every level of the church and its ministry. The deadline to apply is March 5 . Learn more...
Camp & Retreat Center News
Innabah Camp & Retreat Center Winter Retreats
Innabah will hold winter retreats Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 . Check in Friday 7 PM. Check out Sunday 1 PM. Young Children in 1st-2nd grades; Children in 3rd-6th grades; and Youth in 7th-12th grades. Join us for a weekend full of fun, friendship, games, devotions, & fellowship! Campers will have the opportunity to spend time at camp & enjoy everything the winter months bring to Innabah! Get registered today before they fill up. 
Gretna Glen Winter/Spring Events
Youth Winter Blast Retreat: February 7-9. From Friday, 7 PM to Sunday, 2 PM. For grades 6-12. Cost $90. “Awesome group games, renewing worship experiences, and reconnecting with nature. There’s something for everyone, and a great chance to see camp in the crisp winter air, with the wood stove cranking out the heat.” Learn more…

United Methodist Confirmation Camp: March 20-22 (and Oct. 9-11). From Friday 7 PM to Sunday 1:30 PM. For church confirmation classes. Cost: $90. Confirmation Camp Page & Registration . Confirmation Camp Brochure

Children’s Spring Blast Retreat: April 3-4. From Friday, 7 PM to Saturday, 7 PM. For Grades 1-6. Cost: $40. 24 hours of a camp break from school. Expect music, games, food, and lots of memorable experiences!
Pocono Plateau Winter Events
 February 28-March 1: UMC Confirmation Retreat

Want to know more about what’s happening at Pocono Plateau? Check out their latest newsletter .
Bishop Peggy Johnson is asking members and friends of the Eastern PA Conference to offer heartfelt prayers as they learn and share the latest news about Puerto Rico’s continuing onslaught of earthquakes. A 5.9 magnitude quake struck the island on Saturday morning, Jan. 11, following the stronger 6.4 magnitude one last Tuesday. Aftershocks have been continuous.

Bishop Johnson also appeals to us all to please support the relief efforts of UMCOR (UM Committee on Relief) and its Methodist Church of Puerto Rico partner agency, REHACE , by donating funds now to Advance #901670 .

You can also give through our conference’s Advance Special Project #0345PR for Puerto Rico , by sending your donations to the Eastern PA Conference Treasurer , at P.O. Box 820, Valley Forge, PA 19482. Learn more...
Apply for UM Higher Education Scholarships by March 1
The application period for United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF). scholarships opened Jan. 1 and lasts until March 1. UM students planning to attend a UM-related college, university, or seminary for the 2020-2021 school year are invited to apply for the foundation's various scholarships. Some benefit students planning to serve in ministry or to become military chaplains, while many are specific to certain states, conferences, regions, schools, or other areas of study. Please share this valuable information with any UM students you know and spread the word. LEARN MORE ABOUT UMHEF SCHOLARSHIPS
The 2019 Journal is now available!
The harbingers of winter are all around us, brisk winds, the glittering promise of snowfall, and the 2019 Eastern PA Conferemce Journal . Once again, the Conference is offering on-demand printing for this year’s Journal. This speedy, economical printing process reduces over-printing and allows Conference members to receive their Journals hassle-free.

For on-demand printing, members order their Journals online with our printing partner Lulu Press using a credit card. If you would like to purchase your 2019 Journal with a check, you can still contact Regina Raiford Babcock in the Conference office via email rbabcock@epaumc.org or phone 610.666.9090, ext. 1002 . The 2019 Journal is also available for reference on our website.

The 2019 Journal is available for the low price of $20 . A few journals will be available for sale in the Conference office as well. Please feel free to contact the Conference office for any additional Journal questions. Cozy up with your own 2019 Journal today! Order Now!
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.
GC2020-related Preview & Review Sessions
2020 General Conference Delegation Listening Sessions:
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm Church of the Good Shepherd, 1500, Quentin Rd., Lebanon PA
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 7 pm – 8:30 pm Downingtown UMC751 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA. This event will be streamed and accessible by ZOOM
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 10 am to noon Simpson House, 2101 Belmont Ave., Philadelphia, PA
  • Monday, April 20, 2020 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm Epworth UMC, 3245 Oakland Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020


Post-General Conference Review Sessions with Bishop Johnson
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020, 10 am – 12 noon, West Lawn UMC, Reading, PA
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020 10 am – 12 noon Aldersgate UMC, Wilmington, DE
2020 Faith-Sharing Event, April 25
E vangelism in a Changing Landscape
Plan now to attend the Eastern PA Conference’s next Faith-Sharing Event on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The Rev. Lisa Greenwood , of Dallas, Texas, will be our featured presenter. She is Vice-President for Leadership Ministry of TMF (the Texas Methodist Foundation), and she will explore the theme “ Evangelism in a Changing Landscape.”
 
This one-day event 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 send teams to learn, strategize and prepare to grow together.
 
At TMF, Greenwood works with leaders in various settings to explore and foster “deep change in the church by facilitating conversations of courage, learning and innovation.” She speaks, consults and facilitates conversations among denominational and congregational leaders for the sake of creating a culture of purpose, generosity and courage in the church.
 
For our Faith-Sharing Event, she asks these questions: 
Ever feel like we have inherited models for ministry that just aren’t working? Has evangelism taken on the qualities of an unwanted virus (thus, to be avoided like the plague!)?

And yet, we know that we are compelled to share Christ’s good news of love and grace, justice and hope. What does that call mean for us as leaders and for the churches we serve?
 
With psychology and Master of Divinity degrees, Lisa was ordained in 1992 and successfully served for 20 years in suburban, urban and rural churches in the North Texas Annual Conference. She served her conference on its Board of Ordained Ministry, Order of Elders and four General Conference delegations (2004-2019). Lisa was also a ministry strategist for the Horizons Stewardship Company. She and her husband have seven children.
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Missed any past issues of NEWSpirit Digest?
You can still read or share informative, colorful back issues of our weekly e-newsletter on the Eastern PA Conference Website at  www.epaumc.org/news-events/newspirit-digest . Share this link with others who might want to stay informed about our news, events, resources and concerns. And please encourage them to subscribe by e-mailing communications@epaumc.org. Thanks!
SAVE THE DATES
  • February 8: HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, 9 AM – 2 PM, Wharton-Wesley UMC
  • February 18: Transfiguration Day Apart for Clergy. Host Church: Asbury UMC in Salisbury, MD. Learn more and register.
  • February 22: “True Justice” — Seeking Equal Justice for People & Communities of Color. Film showing & discussion, 9:30 AM – 3 PM, Cedarville UMC
  • February 24: Lenten Day Apart for Clergy. Host Church: The Crossing in Washington Crossing, PA. Learn more and register.
  • March 7: Tools for Ministry (all districts)
  • March 14: Basic Sexual Ethics, 9:30 AM - 3 PM, Bethel UMC.
  • March 20-22: Dismantling Racism 3-Day Training, Desmond Hotel
  • March 20-22: National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries (NPHLM) Encuentro 2 (Encounter 2), location TBA (Pen-Del Conference)
  • March 21: ERT/UMVIM Training, Location TBD
  • March 21-22: "UMW Girls on the Go" Retreat, Camp Innabah
  • March 28: Racism, Post-Traumatic Stress, & Transformation, Simpson House
  • March 28: EPA Youth Rally
  • April 18: Connectional Table Meeting, 9 AM - 12 PM
  • April 25: Faith-Sharing Event: Evangelism in a Changing Landscape, 9 AM - 3 PM, Bethlehem: Wesley UMC
  • April 26-28: FAMLP Retreat, Camp Pecometh
  • May 2: Advanced Sexual Ethics Workshop, 9:30 AM – 3 PM, Elam UMC
  • May 16: UMW’s Spiritual Life Retreat
  • May 16: Urban Summit
  • May 16: Basic Sexual Ethics Workshop, 9:30 AM – 3 PM, Faith UMC

Download: Printable Listing of Eastern PA Conference Events (Updated weekly. Last Updated: 1/31/2020)
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