Lancaster Theological Seminary is launching the new Ministerial Institute of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry that will offer a new, non-degree program to prepare people for ministerial leadership. The Ministerial Institute’s three-year program includes online classes plus an on-campus summer session for one week each year. The Seminary is accepting applications for the first summer […]
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Supported in part by a New Ministries Grant, St. Andrew’s UCC in Perkasie, has partnered with the Philadelphia Department of Veterans Affairs to set up Community Clergy Training events at sites throughout Pennsylvania Southeast Conference. The Community Clergy Training program is a program of the Veterans Administration to resource pastors. The trainer will be Rev. […]
UCC Disaster Ministries has been hard at work in 2018 The year 2018 has kept UCC Disaster Ministries very, very busy across our country and around the word. Here is a brief summary of this work. For details click here. Funds totaling nearly $443,000 were released in September, October and November and included: $258,000 for Hurricane Maria recovery in […]
A new Community of Practice, focusing on Christian spirituality and direction, begins in January! Through experiential learning, the group will reclaim a tradition of spiritual practices and disciplines, ones maintained within some Christian faith traditions, yet less so among mainline Protestants (since the Reformation, we’ve largely been stuck in our heads!). In addition, there will be […]
All Christian Educators, Pastors, Teachers, Sunday School Superintendents, and anyone interested in Christian Faith Formation are welcome to join a new Christian Education Community of Practice. While the face of Christian Education changes along with the face of church, the mission remains the same — share the stories of our faith as we continue to […]
Dear Friends, The congregation of St. Peter’s sends its sincere appreciation for your kind gift toward our flood recovery efforts. Additionally, please accept our apologies for delay in expressing our thanks. The business of our church has been impeded due to the impact the floods have had upon many of our church family including damage […]
November 2nd through 4th at South Mountain YMCA camp, youth and chaperones gathered together to experience in the tellings of their own personal stories and how God has played a supportive part in their lives. Along with the theme being “My Story”, participants on Friday evening sat and watched the film, Life of Pi. A […]
PSEC and PNEC will sponsor two rebuild mission trips to Puerto Rico this spring! The first trip will be April 28-May 4; the second from May 12-18.The cost will not exceed $1,000 per person, including all costs: transportation, food, lodging, supplies, etc. Registration is now open; the deadline for registration is Nov. 15. Registration requires […]
Several Pennsylvania Southeast Conference churches helped organize and made donations to the Camp Noah – Reading, PA 2018. The camp was held in August for 40 youth who relocated to the area after being displaced from their homes by hurricanes in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. The children participated in activities, shared experiences with […]
The day began with three of us leaving from Shenkel UCC in Pottstown. We were then joined by the Rev. Steve Englehardt from Penn Northeast Conference at the Philadelphia airport. A big decision had to be made at the airport in San Juan about which car to rent (Woo Hoo – purple jeep), then meeting […]