For some time both the PA Southeast Conference and the Penn Northeast Conference have been active in disaster ministries in eastern Pennsylvania and throughout the United Church of Christ.  We can celebrate the ministry that we have had, but now it is time to take a fresh look at what God is calling us to do and be.  Over the past few years our Conferences have affirmed that we share a ministry relationship, even though we are not moving forward with the unified conference council at this time.  Therefore, we are seeking to consult with people who have a passion for Disaster Ministries as we seek to discover if and how we can work together.

Monday, March 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM
Penn Northeast Conference Office
431 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA
A ZOOM option will be available.  Notice will be sent later.

We will explore some “What if …” questions, seeking ways to grow and enhance our Disaster Ministries Initiatives:

  • What if … our Conferences would be engaged in a collaborative disaster ministry program, sharing leadership and resources? Is this the right time?
  • What if … we could get others involved? Who should that be?
  • What if … we had some common goals and objectives? What protocols should guide our collaborative ministry?
  • What if … we would start working together? What are the first steps we would take?

We ask that you ponder and prayer about your response to this opportunity.  If you will participate please respond to, so we can prepare for your attendance.


Pennsylvania Southeast Conference’s Disaster Recovery ministry works to prepare congregations to deal with disaster events by providing preparedness training and acting as a communication nexus for receiving and dispersing human services referrals, volunteer relief opportunities, recovery supplies availability, and timely information on disaster management. The Conference Disaster Coordinator, Rev. Karl Jones Jr., represents PSEC in his work with the wider church, and other faith-based and community organizations to constantly discover and disseminate best practices of dealing with disaster.

All Disaster Recovery activities are coordinated with the UCC National Disaster Ministry which oversees related activities on the national level. To learn more about the National Disaster Ministries, click here.


Please visit the Disaster Response/Volunteer Resources page of the website for valuable information on how to help in current emergencies and how to prepare for possible disasters.

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