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 […]
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September 10, 2018 Dear PSEC Friends, Our rain soaked, and in some places tragically flooded, Conference is headed for more wet weather. Please read the following guidance from Deputy Director John Corcoran, Montgomery County Department of Public Affairs. If you have not already done so, look for the free emergency alerting system in your area that you maybe […]
During the past several weeks several parts of Penn Northeast Conference and Pennsylvania Southeast Conference have sustained severe damage due to the heavy and continuous rains. Hundreds of homes and a few churches in both conferences have suffered severe damage. The churches and members of both conferences have responded with funds, clean up and hygiene […]
Over the past month, torrential rains have made life difficult in many places within Pennsylvania Southeast Conference. Probably hit the hardest – again – are parts of Schuylkill Association. So the clean-up continues. So does helping with the emotional and spiritual care of the residents. On Wednesday, a team of pastors from the area, including Claude Schach, Jason Stump, […]
Churches in Schuylkill County have been working hard to clean up following flooding in their buildings and communities a few weeks ago (read more about that on the PSEC website here). Now heavy rains over the weekend have led to more flooding, even worse than before. If your church is experiencing flooding and there are needs […]
The week which began on July 22 became devastating for quite a few residents of Schuylkill county. By the time the rains stopped on Wednesday, Tremont and Pine Grove had the most damage; while residents of Tower City Borough, Porter, Pine Grove, Tremont, Frailey, Hegins, Hubley, Upper Mahantongo and Barry Township also felt the wrath. […]
Youth from across New England and the Mid-Atlantic gathered at California University of PA for the UCC Eastern Regional Youth Event July 19-22. The PSEC sent along 50 youth and chaperones for four days of worship, workshops, service-learning, and fellowship. Youth learned and served at the LeMoyne Center, a multicultural community center that provides at-risk […]
This article was published by the Times Herald on July 23, labeled “A press release from Boehm’s United Church of Christ.” Under a gray overcast sky and constant light drizzle last month, 150 family members, friends and church members sat in orderly rows at the edge of the cemetery grounds adjacent to The Boehm’s United […]
Gestalt Pastoral Care, a transformative form of ministry created by the Rev. Tilda Norberg, has been awarded a coveted research grant focused on “Grace Examined: Evaluating Gestalt Pastoral Care Spiritually Integrated Strategies for Clinical Effectiveness.” The grant, administered by Brigham Young University, is funded through the Templeton Foundation. Dr. Scott Richards, BYU Professor of Counseling […]
This was written by Conference Minister Rev. Bill Worley for the July 18, 2018 eNews conference-wide email. One of the goals of the PSEC 20/20 vision plan was the formation of a Member In Discernment Academy. That goal had its Genesis in consensus about the crisis of leadership that affects all levels of our community and culture and particularly the […]