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November 2020

The Story of Worship Workshop

November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zoom

The Story of Worship (open to both Pastors & Lay Worship Leaders) November 14, 2020 9:00AM to 4:30PM Via Zoom - Being offered by Penn Northeast Conference Instructor:   Rev. Dr. Matthew Gorkos Cost:  $50/person The Story of Worship Flyer Stories are powerful. But harnessing the power of story in worship requires more than a few film snippets or sermon illustrations. Whether we realize it or not, most people make sense of their lives in terms of a life story. Every…

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Emotional Intelligence for Religious Leaders

November 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Conversations with Authors Have you ever read a book and had a few questions and would like to talk to the author? During this new Interim Ministry Network pilot program, we will feature authors who have written books pertaining to topics around interim/transitional ministry. These 90 minute Zoom discussions will be structured with readings, questions and answers. Emotional Intelligence for Religious Leaders, written by John Lee West, Roy Oswald, and Nadyne Guzman will be the first featured book. Discussion will be…

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How to be a Pleasure Centered Christian – Week 3

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

How to be a Pleasure Centered Christian - Week 3: "No Means No" But Does "Yes Mean Yes" On November 18 at 7:00 pm United Christian Church of Levittown will sponsor the 3rd of this 3 part online event. This is an introduction to the idea of a pleasure-centered Christianity. It is taught by Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale, author of Advancing Sexual Health for the Christian Client, Data and Dogma who also teaches at Lancaster Theological Seminary. The focus of…

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March 2021

Spiritual Exploration Project: Contemplative Spirituality

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Contemplative Spirituality on Zoom Thursday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m.   Narrative Spirituality: Storytelling as a Spiritual Practice Dr. Allan Kramer-Moyer   Allan Kramer-Moyer, D. Min., is a retired UCC pastor, chaplain, and clinical pastoral educator.  His last full time ministry was Director of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education at Phoebe Ministries from 1996-2011.  He first discovered the power of storytelling making up bedtime stories with his children,  and used storytelling as a significant part of his preaching ministry. …

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April 2021

Spiritual Exploration Project: Contemplative Spirituality

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Contemplative Spirituality on Zoom Thursday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m.   "SLOWING DOWN TO THE SPEED OF LIFE" Charlie Curtis When we get moving too fast, life can feel upside down and sideways, and our bodies can feel tight, tense, and uncomfortable. We start feeling rushed and it seems like there is not enough time or resources to achieve our goals. Two simple linked techniques of structured journaling and meditating in a certain way allow you to "Slow Down To…

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May 2021

Trauma Training – POSTPONED

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Zoom

This event has been postponed due to lack of attendance. We will update the PSEC calendar when a new date is chosen. PSEC is joining with Lakeside to present a two-part training on Trauma. The training will take place via zoom,  in two 2 hr. sessions on May 12th. Flyer for Trauma Training TRAUMA 101   (9:00 - 11:00 am) An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care Research shows that 67% of the population has experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. These…

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Advanced Boundary Training: Social Media and Boundaries for Ministry

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom

Penn Northeast Conference is hosting an Advanced Boundary Training in May on "Social Media and Boundaries for Ministry." The Zoom training cost is $25; registration limited to 22 participants. Click here for more information and to register.

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What spiritual leaders need to know to care for veterans

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The US Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a virtual workshop on "What spiritual leaders need to know to care for veterans." The event is free on May 20 from 1:00-3:00p. Topics include suicide prevention, moral injury, end of life planning, mental health, and post traumatic stress. To view an event flyer, click here. To register, click here.

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Trouble the Water

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Zoom

Northeastern PA Synod of the ELCA is hosting a virtual day of worship and workshops focused on racial justice and reconciliation. You won't want to miss this! Trouble the Water will be held Saturday, May 22nd 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9 a.m. Worship/Keynote (The Rev. CeCee Mills) 12:30 p.m. Workshop 1 - TBA 2 p.m. Workshop 2 - TBA Featured Speakers: The Rev. CeCee Mills - Keynote Speaker The Rev. Melissa Portman Dr. Helen Davis The Rev.…

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June 2021

Mercersburg Convocation

June 7 - June 8

Save the dates for the Annual Mercersburg Convocation, to be held virtually June 7-8. "Polarization and Reconciliation: Hints from the Mercersburg Tradition" is the theme, with presenters: Lee Barrett, Ph.D., William Evans, Ph.D., and Linden DeBie, Ph.D. Check back for more information or visit mercersburgsociety.org.

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