September 15, 2020
NEWS & VIEWS
Bishop to address 2020 District Conferences beginning tonight
A week of virtual District Conferences begins tonight, meeting via Zoom on four evenings, rather than simultaneously as usual:

  • South District: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 PM
  • East District: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 PM
  • North District: Thursday Sept. 17, 6:30 PM
  • West District: Monday, Sept. 21, 6:30 PM

Bishop Peggy Johnson will speak to each of the conferences. Using a Powerpoint presentation, and Isaiah 43:19, she will talk about the challenging “new things” happening across the church, the nation and the world, and the adjustments all have had to make. But also new are the inventive forms of ministry--mostly online--that churches have learned and the broad, energetic commitment to addressing the sin of racism and its brutal consequences in our society, especially in law enforcement.

The bishop will further call on churches to “continue the work of discipleship” in new, adaptive ways and to support the new appeal for funding for our struggling camp and retreat centers. And she will report on the upcoming, online, streamlined Annual Conference and update district members on plans for General, Jurisdictional and Annual conferences in 2021.

See Bishop Johnson’s PowerPoint presentation slides.

In addition, districts will fill vacant equalizing-lay-member-to-conference slots for the rest of this quadrennium and will also celebrate new clergy retirees, recognize persons preparing for commissioning and ordination in October, and address other concerns.  

Materials for the conferences to view in advance were emailed this week:

Our summer issue of NEWSpirit newspaper is now online!
Read our online summer issue of NEWSpirit newspaper, and enjoy 12 pages of news, in-depth feature stories and photos, all telling the story of our Conference and churches serving Christ and making disciples through creative, transformational ministry. Several stories are just appearing or have yet to appear on our conference website, including:

  • Whites Confronting Racism: Anti-racism education arouses new awareness, action
  • ‘Fight for Floyd’ groups seek remedies to racial injustice
  • Profiles of our two new District Superintendents
Time to shine the light of Christmas! 
Christmas Cards to Inmates ministry resumes
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern PA Conference’s undaunted Prison Ministry and Restorative Justice Team is moving forward with a modified continuation of its successful Christmas Cards to Inmates program, which they began in 2014. The 2020 outreach effort launched on Monday, Sept. 14, and will end Nov. 2.

This year, the team hopes churches will prepare cards from the designs offered on their webpage. Or churches can pick up small bags of prepared cards with instructions from either the Conference Office or regional church pick-up and drop-off locations. See the list on their webpage, and check back as more locations are added.

All signed cards, with optional messages of encouragement and hope, must be returned to these locations by the deadline of Nov. 2.
CONAM provides liturgy to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 11
The Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) is appealing to churches to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Sunday, Oct. 11, in lieu of Columbus Day on Oct. 12. The substitution is recommended to commemorate the lives, cultures and histories of indigenous people who were tragic victims of Christopher Columbus and other European explorers who brought massive deaths and destruction to the Americas that they claimed to “discover” and went on to conquer and colonize.

CONAM also offers a recommended worship liturgy for the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration. Learn more...
Church continues annual backpack ministry safely
Wesley UMC in Bethlehem, PA, wasn’t about to cancel its 8-year tradition of giving away thousands of back-to-school backpacks and other goodies to families just because of a daunting pandemic. While it had to curtail many of the usual, festival-like features of its annual outreach event—free food, fun entertainment, free children’s haircuts and other extras —the main event proceeded safely and efficiently as planned, with a “show must go on” determination.  

The church gave away 1,500 much-needed backpacks, socks, and underwear to families from across the Lehigh Valley August 15, adding to the roughly 10,000. Learn more…
Offering ‘Hands of Hope’ to the community
Mt. Zion UMC in Darby, which has operated a small community food pantry for 10 years, went big on Saturday, August 15, in partnership with Union Memorial UMC Darby. Members gave out 300 large, heavy, boxes of free food to grateful neighbors in the church parking lot and delivered 12 boxes to homebound seniors.

The boxes were dropped off at 7 AM by Blessings of Hope, a regional food supply ministry based in the Lancaster area. To fund this unusual giveaway, the church sought and received a $10,000 grant from UMCOR (the UM Committee on Relief) to purchase the food. Learn more...
The Four ‘W’s’
By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

Every day I watch a local newscast that gives COVID-19 updates and health reminders. Yesterday they talked about the “Four “W’s.” They are as follows:

1) “W” – Wear your mask
2) “W” – Watch your distance (at least 6 feet)
3) “W” – Wash your hands
4)  “W” – Open the Windows to keep fresh air circulating.

These “Four W’s” caught my eye and my heart, not only because it is a catchy way to remember these important virus protection practices, but because it could also be a parable about personal holiness in the life of the Christian believer. Learn more…
Whites Confronting Racism: Anti-racism education arouses new awareness, action
I considered myself fairly aware before joining Whites Confronting Racism, but the breadth and depth of what I learned was pretty amazing. Among the things I was struck by was the powerful subtlety of racism – how we as whites participate so much in its maintenance without even being aware of our participation.
— Rev. Mark Terry (right), Senior Pastor, Covenant UMC Springfield, PA

Whites Confronting Racism may seem aptly named for participants of this eye-opening, mind-expanding, soul-baring anti-racism educational experience. It’s an experience that is especially timely now in our nation’s current racial turmoil and hoped-for transformation. 

The Rev. Mark Terry is one of 15 Eastern PA Conference clergy and one young adult missionary—all White persons—who went through the intensive, three-session training—nine days total—in March, July and September 2019. Included were extensive reading, challenging discussions and exercises, homework assignments and more in-depth, interactive work among small groups that continues even now. 

“I feel this training has prepared us for this time, when folks in our churches and communities are more open to hearing and using phrases like ‘Black Lives Matter,” said the Rev. David Tatgenhorst, pastor of St. Luke UMC in Bryn Mawr. “I think there really is a thirst now for people to deepen their understanding of racism.” Learn more...
Panel to discuss theological roots of racism and colonialism
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 1 PM, on Facebook Live, hear a panel of experts discuss the Church’s unique ability to “theologically interpret our current realities, naming where God is present and where humanity is called to help bring about the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.” The realities of racism in our communities brings about challenging questions: If we are the people who are called to “love our neighbors,” why do we see such racism within our religious communities and structures? Why does racism abound within the United States and across the world? How can we as Christians partner with God to help bring about liberation and the beloved community?

Panelists will be:

Dr. Mai-Anh Le Tran, vice president for Academic Affairs, academic dean and associate professor of religious education and practical theology at Garrett-Evangelical, is an elder of the California-Nevada Conference.

Rev. Edgardo Colón-Emeric, an associate professor of reconciliation and theology, is director of the Center for Reconciliation and senior strategist of the Hispanic House of Studies at Duke Divinity School. He was the first Latino elder in the UMC’s North Carolina Conference. 

Dr. Willie James Jennings, associate professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School, is an award-winning author and widely recognized as a major figure in theological education across North America. Jennings’ book, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, has been called “a theological masterpiece.” 

Erin Hawkins, former head of the General Commission on Religion and Race, will moderate the discussion. She is now Director of Connectional Ministries in the California-Pacific Conference.

This panel discussion serves as a springboard for the remainder of our 2020 conversations, and we will also be revisiting the topic of colonialism at the November 18, 2020, panel discussion. Learn more...
‘Fight for Floyd’ groups seek remedies to racial injustice
Nearly 300 participants joined an Eastern PA Conference video-conference on Zoom June 1 seeking ways to “Fight for Floyd,” following the brutal, racist killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police just a week earlier on May 25.

Sponsored by the Conference’s Urban Commission, the large online gathering posed a challenging question to which many still seek an answer: “Where do we go from here?” The two-hour dialogue, with diverse participants from across the conference and beyond, included guest speakers– criminal justice officials, community leaders and pastors—who voiced grave concerns but no sure remedies.

Seeking remedies is the work of three committees that emerged from that dialogue and that meet monthly to share information and experiences and try to plan and implement responsive actions. The groups, which number more than a dozen members each and include many non-United Methodists, seek to address the present crisis of racial injustice from three directions: Community Development; Education; and Public Policy.

The Urban Commission will convene the groups and others who want to be involved in the Fight for Floyd at a summit on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 AM, at Carson Simpson Farm Camp and Retreat Center. The event will also be viewable on Zoom. Learn more…
Deaf Awareness Week is Sept. 20-26
Ready or not, here it comes. Deaf Awareness Week is observed and celebrated during the last week of September--this year Sept. 20-26. It’s a time to raise awareness about Deaf culture, Deaf history, human rights and accessibility. Some Deaf ministries will host sign language classes, invite a signing choir, incorporate specific Scripture references to Deaf and hard of hearing people, or view the Lord’s Prayer in sign language. The sky’s the limit with creativity for raising awareness. Learn more…
AROUND THE UM CONNECTION
How pandemic is challenging UMC at all levels
UM News has published at least three recent news stories that report on UM churches, annual conferences and general agencies all trying to shift their ways of functioning in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most are trying to survive losses in finances, ministries and staff and to discover new, creative ways to serve people and congregations in uncertain times. Learn more…
World Communion Sunday, Oct. 4   
Around the globe, countless gifted and qualified people face financial obstacles that hinder them from preparing for the vocation God has given them, especially youth and young adults. For racial-ethnic students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college, or for those people of color who haven’t historically had access to resources that make higher education possible, the road toward education has often been unwieldy. 

On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” And because the people of The United Methodist Church believe that all of God’s children have been created and gifted to build the kingdom Jesus ushered in, we’re resourcing them to do just that.

Because of your giving on World Communion Sunday, the most powerful tool to change the world is in more hands. Give online or give by mail: Send checks to: GCFA P.O. Box 340029 Nashville, TN 37203. Click here for WCS Resources. Give Now!
LEARNING EVENTS
Basic Sexual Ethics virtual training in October
The next Basic Sexual Ethics workshop--a requirement in preparation for licensed, ordained or certified ministry in the Eastern PA Conference--will be held online, using Zoom, over two Saturday afternoons: Oct. 17, 3 to 5 30 PM; and Oct. 24, 12- 2 30 PM. The cost is $35. Attendees must be present for both parts in order to receive credit. CEUs available.

This interactive, experiential workshop will explore the concepts of emotions, ethics, morals, power bases, attachment, sex and boundaries. Participants will learn about ethics and morality, emotions that can lead to attachment and interfere with ministry, setting healthy boundaries and other important topics. Use of a camera and microphone is required for audio-visual participation in this video-conference course. Breakout rooms will also be used.

Presenter: The Rev. David Piltz, a Local Pastor and Marriage and Family Therapist, and also a Campus Minister and Conference Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. He is a member of the I-CARE Team and Safe Sanctuaries committee. For more information contact the Rev. Jacqueline Hines at pastorjacquelineumc@gmail.com or 410-963-1721. Register Online.
Healing Communities training coming in October
The West Chester Mission Link invites all to attend its free Healing Communities restorative justice virtual training on: Wednesday, Oct. 21 and 28, at 6:30 to 8:30 PM each; and Saturday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Healing Communities helps churches become “stations of hope” to serve those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system in any way. 
 
The three, two hour Zoom video-conference sessions (6 hours total) will help attendees plan how their churches can provide hope and care for “those whose struggles are often ignored in our society today.” The mission link received a Dewees Grant to fund the training, allowing them to offer it at no cost.

Linda Van Til, a Certified Lay Minister and member of the Conference Prison Ministry & Restorative Justice Work Team, will conduct the training. CEU credit (6 hours, leadership) will be provided for CSMs and CLMs and clergy who attend all three sessions to complete the training. 

Register promptly. There are only 30 slots for the training. The registration deadline is Oct. 11.

Register at: https://forms.gle/5mKT7LYRFWpzq3w18. Questions? Contact prisonministries@epaumc.org
Virtual gathering planned for Emmaus Ministries
A program that seeks to make better disciples of Jesus Christ through study and small-group support will hold its first international virtual meeting because COVID-19 has halted in-person meetings for now. Emmaus Ministries will provide spiritual support and launch a fundraising campaign during the Sept. 19 event. Read press release or register
RESOURCES
Online worship permissions extended to Dec. 31
The UM Publishing House is extending full permission to all churches for use of its copyrighted worship materials through December 2020. The Publishing House recognizes the need for easy access to key worship aids as the COVID-19 crisis persists and local churches strive to serve their communities. Read press release
Activities for 30 days of anti-racism
The United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race has suggested activities for 30 days of anti-racism work. People can post photos of their activities using #30DaysAntiRacism and encourage friends and fellow church members to join the effort. Read press release. Download resource as PDF  
Hispanic Heritage Month  
September 15 through October 15 is designated as Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. and The UMC. It gives congregations an opportunity to celebrate the importance and contributions of the Hispanic/Latino culture in worship.
REMINDERS
Bishop’s Letter: Fundraising Appeal for Camps
Bishop Peggy Johnson appealed to Eastern PA Conference churches and members in a letter this week to support our four Camp & Retreat Centers as they struggle financially from the cancellation of Summer Camp and numerous events in the still looming shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The camps have had to make painful choices to cut staff and other costs, while trying to offer limited activities online and onsite, uncertain of when the pandemic will end and if they will recover.

But the bishop, in her August 27 letter, expresses faith in the Holy Spirit and hope in the support that already exists for the camps, which she describes as “important mission extension outposts for our churches and the greater community. They are one of the most effective evangelism tools we have," she writes. "Thus, I am asking you--churches, members and friends of our Conference—to embrace a vision of what it would look like if every church would donate $300 to support our camp centers and avoid a budget shortfall.” Read more... Or Read entire letter.
Conference Office staff schedules for fall 2020
When the Eastern PA Conference Office’s summer schedule ends on Labor Day Sept. 7, associate staff will begin working there three days a week and work from home the other two days to limit the number of staff in the office daily for health and safety reasons. Executive staff, including full-time directors and part-time coordinators, will continue to work from home as much as possible. The new schedule begins Sept. 8. See in-office schedules by day and by staff member: Learn more…
The conference Healing the Wounds of Racism Core Team will offer the next Dismantling Racism Level II workshop via Zoom on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 9 AM to 12 PM. “The Experience and Impact of Racism on People of Asian Ancestry” is the theme. The Rev. Doris Kung Chi Pui Dalton, a Deacon and former Eastern PA Conference staff member, will keynote the interactive discussion. All clergy are required to take a Level II workshop during the quadrennium. The cost is $15. Scholarships are available REGISTRATION PAGE. Learn more…
Attend our next Leadership Launch, October 3
Bearing Fruitful Ministry 
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing."  John 15:5

Church, District and Conference Leaders, register online to attend the 2020 Leadership Launch online. Oct. 3, 2020, 9 AM to 11:30 AM
An interactive Zoom video-conferencing event.

All leaders are welcome and highly encouraged to attend. That includes: Connectional Ministry/Table teams and committees; Lay Leaders; Christ Servant Ministers, Certified Lay Ministers and anyone else in a church leadership role.

Invite your leadership team to participate. Registration is free but required. Register now. Download and share the flyer. Come join fellow church and conference leaders, as we discern what it means to lead well in challenging times. 

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, New Eastern PA Conference Director of Connectional Ministries. Break-out sessions will be led by Connectional Table Members. Taylor-Storm shares the following:
“As ministry leaders, we are called to ‘bloom where we are planted.’ Even now, in this new vineyard where we find ourselves, fruitful discipleship is possible. Come and learn alongside other ministry leaders in this interactive training.”
Agency launches anti-racism campaign
The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry has introduced #ColortheConversation, a new discussion and listening campaign to address racism in the fields of higher education and ministry. The campaign invites others to respond with their own topics and video stories. Read press release.
Children, youth and families are challenged by social upheaval and distance from their physical church. Here are practical suggestions for how congregations can meet their material, spiritual, and emotional needs. Learn more…
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! 
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.

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: dtaylorstorm@epaumc.org. Register OnlineDownload and share the flyer!
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 kbabcock@epaumc.org.
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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SAVE THE DATES
  • September 19: 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: 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: Domestic Violence Seminar on Zoom. Friday, Oct. 9, 7-9 PM and Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 AM-12 PM.
  • October 13 & 14: 2020 Annual Conference. Zoom webinar and livestreaming. Learn more at epaumc.org/annual-conference.
  • October 17: UMW Annual Celebration. Download the flyer!
  • October 17: “Racism, Post-Traumatic Stress, & Transformation.” Register online.
  • October 17 & and October 24: Basic Sexual Ethics, via Zoom, in two parts. Register online.
  • October 23 – 25: Dismantling Racism Training. Friday 5 PM – Sunday 3 PM. Zoom Meeting (online).
  • October 24: Racial Justice Ministries Summit. 11 AM. Carson-Simpson Farm. Simultaneously Zoom-cast.
  • October 31st & November 7: Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Training. Part 1: 10/31 at 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Part 2: 11/7 at12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Download the flyer. Register online.
  • November 14: Annual Faith-Sharing Event–Evangelism in a Changing Landscape. Zoom, 9 AM – 12 PM. Register online.
  • November 21: Dismantling Racism II. 9 AM – 11:30 AM. Zoom Meeting (online).
  • December 13: Annual “Celebrating our Cultures” Event, Zoom online meeting
  • January 30, 2021: Basic Sexual Ethics Workshop, via Zoom.
  • March 6, 2021: Advanced Sexual Ethics Workshop. 9:30 AM – 3 PM. Register Online.
  • March 13, 2021: Tools for Ministry. Times and Places TBD by Districts.
  • May 15, 2021: Latino Holy Convocation and Assembly
  • May 15, 2021: Clergy Transition Workshop led by Dave Woolverton. Location TBD.

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