Where: Erie: Christ UMC (2615 West 32nd Street, Erie, PA 16506)
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:00 PM
The 2020 session of District Conference will be Sunday, September 13th at Erie: Christ UMC. Currently appointed clergy are expected to attend unless they receive an excuse from the District Superintendent.
With the beginning of a new year comes the reminder that all incorporated churches need to have an annual corporation meeting. This is a PA law and should be done to protect assets as well as trustees from potential liability. Please keep a copy of the minutes for your records; the District Office does not need a copy. The meeting should consist of a call to order, a vote to approve corporation officers, and a motion for adjournment. It should not happen in the context of a council meeting (it can happen either before a council meeting is called to order or after the adjournment of a council meeting). Sample Meeting Minutes
Attached is the COVID-19 presentation from Tuesday, May 12th featuring Dr. Carol F. Encarnacion, MD, MPH, FACP, and Tammy Peters, BSN, RN, CIC, both of Meadville Medical Center.
COVID-19 Presentation Slides PDF
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Conference Announcements Updated June 12, 2020. Read Bishop's Update on Reopening Churches See What's Next for Churches video with Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Dr. Jessica Price. Download our Guidelines for Church Reopening Download Green Phase Guidelines Get take-aways and other info from our twice weekly Covid-19 Clergy Conversations. See our Coronavirus Stimulus and Relief Package information for churches. Check our Covid-19 Church Planning Resources page on Facebook. Due to ... read more
To assist clergy as they strive to meet the on-going challenges of ministry in the age of the novel coronavirus, the Western PA Conference is offering Coaching on Demand. Trained coaches in the Conference are offering their skills at no charge as a ministry to their colleagues. "Right now, we are each navigating personal and professional challenges, new realities, and unexpected ministry opportunities," said the Rev. Amy Wagner, who took a lead role in organizing the Coaching on Demand ... read more
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1, NRSV) As our world has become encased in fear and uncertainty because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Western Pennsylvania Conference calls all laity and clergy to an intentional, daily time of prayer. In the midst of the chaos, we need to stand in the power of prayer. On March 24, 2020, Rev. Randall Bain, senior pastor at the Oakland United Methodist ... read more
UPDATE: The Commission on the General Conference, in a March 16 press release said: As concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continue to escalate, the Commission on the General Conference will meet on March 21 via teleconference to discuss plans for the 2020 General Conference, scheduled for May 5-15, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. According to the United Methodist Book of Discipline, in the absence of a convened General Conference, only the full Commission, as the duly authorized ... read more
UPDATED - 3/16/20 On March 15, the Center for Disease Control recommended that for the next 8 weeks, throughout the U.S., organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that involve 50 people or more. Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi will issue a statement on hope-filled ways United Methodists can offer ministry during this season. Updated CDC info on Mass Gatherings is at https://www.cdc.gov/…/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.ht… With the number of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19) cases increasing ... read more
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Jeff Bobin - July 2
Duk-Hee Han - July 6
Janet Sill - July 14
Alan Morrison - July 25
Bill Hastings and Joanna M Hastings- July 1
Harry Zurasky and Ann Zurasky- July 8
Jeff Bobin and Kerry Bobin- July 10
Debbie Hills and Dennis Hills- July 14
Andrew Verner and Julie Verner- July 16
Bob Lewis and Barbara Lewis- July 17
Jonathan Fehl and Katherine Fehl- July 20
Mary Stewart and James Stewart- July 27