Brownback’s UCC in Spring City (Rev. Mark Stryjak), St. Matthew’s UCC in Chester Springs (Rev. Ron Hughes), and Wentz’s UCC in Worcester (Rev. Dale Davis) are working together to share a three-church Zoom confirmation class. Read below for a description of that effort, written by Rev. Stryjak. A Confirmation Trifecta. If you never heard of […]
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The mission team of Friedens United Church Of Christ, Oley, recently completed a project that resulted in 28 cleanup buckets and 120 hygiene kits being prepared for Church World Service. Shown are pictures of the pyramids they created. This project is made possible with the UCC’s partnership with Church World Service. UCC congregations may apply for […]
Last week, a survey was sent to all of the churches and church pastors in the Conference with questions about your virtual worship services, finances, and re-opening plans. Thank you so much to the 95 churches (out of 155) that responded! This information is helpful to conference staff as we continue to provide resources and […]
The present Coronavirus Pandemic moved the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference to adapt gathering for the Special Meeting on August 15th through the use of Zoom technology. This was a first-time event for the conference, with a tremendous expenditure of time, energy and talent by the staff of the conference and many volunteers. Their efforts enabled the […]
At the beginning of April, the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference pulled money from its “rainy day” fund from the proceeds of the sales of Camp Mensch Mill and the Collegeville Church House to send each of our 156 churches a check for $1,000 to help during the pandemic. Churches were instructed to used the money in […]
As churches of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference began to plan to resume in-person services the Conference staff was receiving requests for leads on hand sanitizer. Conference Minister Bill Worley and Conference Disaster Coordinator Karl Jones consulted to determine if the Conference could assist with this request. Karl accepted the task. The first option explored was […]
One of the things that clergy look forward to each year at Clergy Convocation is browsing, discussing, and buying books from Byron Borger from Hearts and Minds Books. Clergy Convocation planning chair Rev. Nick Pence virtually met with Byron to discuss book recommendations to share. You can view that conversation here. If you don’t have […]
The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference Consistory is pleased to introduce Rev. Dr. Susan Minasian as the Interim Associate Conference Minister for Search and Call. Susan’s selection concludes a search that began Dec. 1 after the announcement of Rev. Sharon Morris’s resignation. The Consistory created a brief interim profile, solicited potential candidates, conducted interviews and selected Susan […]
The following dates have been tentatively set for events sponsored by the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference for 2020. Please save the dates and subscribe to the weekly eNews email or watch the website for further information and registration. January: 11 – Diversity Training at Boehm’s 14 – Church Secretary Training 14-16 Women’s Clergy Retreat 24-25 Cultivating […]
More than 225 delegates and visitors attended last Sunday’s Fall Conference Meeting at Ursinus College, which is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year. We honored our historic ties with the college by opening the meeting with a welcome and invocation by College Chaplain Rev. Terri Ofori. Delegates passed the 2020 spending plan, committed to further […]