Joint Conference Vision and Development Team

Who:

PNE:  Rev. Jennifer Bannerman: Zion’s UCC Lehighton, Rev. Al Bastin: St. Paul’s UCC Trexlertown, DCM Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates, Rev. Christian Creyer: Chestnut Hill UCC, Moderator Barbara Hanks: Grace UCC Northampton, Helena Lindquist: Long Swamp UCC, Mertztown, Vice Moderator and Co-Chair of the Team Rev. Joanne Marchetto: The Barn, Marlene Ruby: St. John’s UCC Coopersburg

PSE: Ed Bibic: Zwingli UCC, Rev. Michael Bush: UCC at Valley Forge, Rev. John Dawson: Schwarzwald UCC, Moderator and Co-Chair of the Team Rev. Barbara Pence: Peace in Zion UCC, Rev. Cydney Van Dyke: New Goshenhoppen UCC, Rev. Shawn Van Dyke: First UCC Schuylkill Haven, Beth Walker: Old First Reformed UCC, CM Rev. Bill Worley

Purpose:

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the PNEC and the 2017 Spring Meeting of the PSEC approved the creation of the Joint Conference Vision and Development Team to vision and develop a model of a new conference in Eastern PA using information gathered from both conferences to develop a new understanding of conference ministry, identity, purpose and mission for the sharing of the good news of Jesus Christ in Eastern PA.

Timeline:

The timeline to vision and develop a new conference is to be completed by Fall 2018 so that it can be voted on by both conferences at a joint meeting. Should the new conference be approved it will be presented to General Synod 2019 for approval by the General Synod. This timeline is a guide and may change.

What are we doing now?

We are receiving surveys until Thanksgiving.  The survey is available by clicking here.

Join us for our Town Hall Meetings:

November 16, 2017 6:30-8 PM at Zion’s UCC, 225 Iron St. Lehighton

November 18, 10-3, working lunch at PSEC Fall Meeting at First UCC, 110 Route 61 S. Schuylkill Haven

 

PSEC Co-Chair: Rev. Barbara Pence, pastorbarb90@gmail.com

PNEC Co-Chair: Rev. Joanne Marchetto, jomarchetto@rnc.com

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