• THIS WEEK IN PNEC                  August 1, 2019, 2019        
Penn Northeast Conference UCC, 431 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071
www.pnec.org   610-826-3113; 610-826-5464 FAX
Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates    bonnieb@pnec.org        
Rev. Gilberto Garcia Rodriguez    hispanicucc@rcn.com
Rev. Christian Creyer     christianc@pnec.org       
Barbara Jennings    barbaraj@pnec.org
Patty Rehrig    pattyr@pnec.org
   SEND ARTICLES TO BE INCLUDED TO   pattyr@pnec.org
PNEC Sleep Out for Homelessness
Youth Grades 7 - 12
Saturday, September 28 at 6PM - Sunday, September 29 at 10AM
New Creation UCC, 3730 Nicholas St., Easton, PA 18045
Join us for an incredible night of learning and sharing our faith. We will discover what homelessness is, how we can respond, meet new people, play games, worship together and sleep outside! On Sunday, participants will be a part of a special worship service centered around the Sleep Out. The event ends at the conclusion of that service.
Sleep Out supports Third Street Alliance for Women and Children

PNEC Fall Conference Meeting - Saturday, November 2, 2019
St. John's UCC, 22 Atlas Road, Northampton
Keynote Speaker: Tod Bolsinger, PhD
Author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
(for bulletin insert click here )

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Unexpected Missional Challenges
with Tod Bolsinger
(How do we minister-how do we lead a ministry-
in such a rapidly changing world)
November 1 - 9AM to 4PM - St. John's UCC, 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton - Cost $50

2019 - 2020 Vitality Days with Michael Piazza
Four - one-day training sessions with Michael Piazza of Agile Church
Monthly gatherings for church leaders with trained coaches to assist them in maintaining positive momentum
Session 1 - Transformational Worship - October 26 - Good Shepherd UCC, 3940 Mt. Rd., Slatington
Session 2 - Structure & Stewardship - November 16 - Jordan UCC, 1837 Church Rd., Allentown
Session 3 - Craft Church Evangelism - March 28 - Good Shepherd UCC, 3940 Mt. Rd., Slatington
Session 4 - Vintage Church Renewal - May 2 - Jordan UCC, 1837 Church Rd., Allentown
Each session will run from 9AM to 4:30 PM - Registration at 8:30AM
Cost: $1,000 for all four days of training for church teams (up to 10 people from each congregation) and the monthly coaching sessions; $15 per person for drinks & lunch on training days
Click here for flyer & registration information.  Click here for Questionnaire "Congregational Revitalization or Transition Model Assessment.
Cultivating Generous Congregations
How do YOU inspire Generosity?
PNEC and Lake Institute on Faith & Giving invite you and your ministry teams to participate in a seminar experience that could change the way you and your congregation approach giving and generosity.
Saturday-October 19 & Sunday-October 20
9AM to 4PM
(Registration at 8:30AM on October 19)
Christ UCC (Schoenersville)
5050 Airport Rd., Allentown
Click Here for flyer and registration

  2020 National Youth Event
Visit nye.uccpages.org for the agenda and also a list of the scheduled speakers. 
    (NYE 2020) is scheduled to be held at:
Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana July 22-25, 2020 --- (for ages 12 - 22)
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Add your voice to the second annual Global Ministries Festival of Stories
What innovative ways have you or your congregation supported or engaged in God’s global mission? Your story could be an inspiration for others to get involved.  Click to
read a few examples.

Save the Refugee Resettlement Program... 5 things YOU can do now!

Pray (A Litany)
Amigos de Guatemala Update:
Monte Margarita clinic to open soon!
Click Here to see pictures & other important info
Click on this link to watch a 20 second video
that takes you around the outside of the clinic:
Please consider:   
Would you like to be part of a medical team that would be there when the clinic is dedicated in October 2019?
  Would you like an Amigo team to speak at your church about the project
Would you like to contribute to the cost of medications and medical travel?
Contact Karen Heim at rksdheim@rcn.com

Click to read the article celebrating ministry of Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss, who is leaving the national setting for a position at Eden Sem. Mary has been instrumental in the development of the Disaster Ministry Program of the UCC
Disaster Ministry Stories to share:
For all that is happening with Disaster Ministries... read more here! 

And/or you can always check the National UCC Disaster Ministries Web Page

20+ Social Media Platforms Launched on Global Youth Justice Movement. Click on the link      https://www.globalyouthjustice.org/

Ministerial Institute of the PA Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary
New, ecumenical part-time program of theological ed. for local church leaders. Designed for lay ministers, those in discernment, & other church leaders.  Focuses on leadership in the local cong.
--August 15 - 1PM - UCC Webinar on the Youth Climate Movement as a Moral Force - On Fridays throughout the world this past year, students walked out of classrooms and went into the streets to compel action in addressing the climate crisis. What started as a one-person protest by Greta Thunberg has grown to a movement of millions in over 160 countries and at least 2000 locations. Youth are now calling upon adults to join them for a week of action in September. This month’s Creation Justice Webinar will prepare us for action by featuring Jamie Margolin, the 17-year-old who has been at the forefront of the youth climate movement in the United States. She led the call for last year's youth climate march, and she is a co-founder of the youth organization Zero Hour. The webinar will be held on August 15 th at 1 pm ET, but a recording will be sent out to all who register. Register today!
-- October 10 - Ministry Day - 8:30AM to 3:30PM at St. John's UCC (Fullerton), 575 Grape Street,
             Whitehall... Watch for details