Eastern PA UMC Conference Workshops

Academies, workshops, training events, convocations, retreats. The Eastern PA Conference is a vibrant, living organism that survives and indeed, thrives in community as we gather and grow together. Our connectional life is enhanced by these types of learning events and by other gatherings as well: worship and prayer services; concerts, theater, film viewings and other performances; celebrations; picnics; sports and recreation events–the list is endless.

It’s time to open the proverbial tool box again to help build and repair church ministries—to fix what’s broken and improve what’s working. That requires leadership development and training more than anything else.

So the Eastern PA Conference will sponsor its 2022 Tools for Ministry on Saturday, March 5, 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Classes will be offered virtually on Zoom once again, out of an abundance of caution during the still-surging COVID pandemic… Learn More


Weekly prayer Meetings

Conference-wide Weekly Prayer Meetings, via Zoom

Conference-wide Weekly Prayer Meetings, via Zoom The weekly, half-hour prayer meetings the conference offers every Tuesday at noon by video-chat on Zoom began in April 2020, just as the coronavirus …Find out more »

Event Recordings

Couldn’t make it to one of our online events? Catch up here with full recordings, and feel free to share with your church and study groups!

January 2022 Book Club: Being the Church in a Post-Pandemic World

January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9 (5 weeks)

Being the Church in a Post-Pandemic World: Game Changers for the Post-Pandemic Church Kindle Edition by Kay Kotan

Focused specifically on how to help churches as we emerge from the pandemic. This will be a dynamic, interactive study that you and your church leadership will not want to miss!

Understanding & Applying Intercultural Competencies in Cross-Racial / Cross-Cultural Ministry

Feb. 11, 6:30 pm – 8 PM
Feb. 12, 9 AM – 12:30 AMvia Zoom

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Clergy currently serving in Cross-Racial / Cross-Cultural appointments, together with the church leadership and staff (e.g., SPRC, Trustees, Lay Leadership and staff)… Learn More

Witness at the Cross: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Friday by Amy-Jill Levine

Wednesdays at 11 AM
March 2, 9, 16, 23 (4 weeks)

This Lenten based study based on AJ Levine’s newest book release will enable us to learn from those standing at the cross. Individuals, church groups, and community members welcome!