Given that unemployment has jumped several percentage points since March, families are having difficulty meeting expenses for rent, mortgages and essential necessities (food, medicine, clothing). Many expect an eviction and housing crisis in the coming weeks. Click here for a resource guide for reference and referral to key resources related to homelessness prevention and homelessness. This […]
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference’s Resources library. Resources are listed below with those most recently added to the site at the top. If you’re looking for a specific type of resource, select a category in the box on the right side to browse those resources (Church Resources, Authorized Minister Resources, Members in Discernment Resources, Retiree Resources, Search and Call Resources, or Stewardship/Financial Resources). Or, if you are looking for a specific resource, use the “Search PSEC Resources” bar at the top right.
A message from Conference Minister Rev. Bill Worley, as printed in the March 10, 2020 eNews email: Dear Friends, In response to the Coronavirus, I have received numerous guidance-offering emails. I suspect you have too. Some of that information is included with this e-blast. There is no shortage of direction from the Center for Disease […]
Buckets and kits organized for distribution through Church World Service, can be dropped off at the following locations in Eastern Pennsylvania. For more information on the kits, visit: https://cwskits.org/assemble-kits/ Berks County Trinity United Church of Christ, 2449 Cumberland Ave, Reading (Mt. Penn). Contact: Annette Black, Church Secretary: 610-779-4030 or email@example.com. Best times to contact: Mon-Fri […]
These documents are recommended by Rev. Karl Jones, PSEC Disaster Response Coordinator, for churches and leaders considering how to prepare their faith community for a possible disaster. If you have questions about Disaster Response resources available to your church, contact Rev. Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Active Shooter in a House of Worship: This “Be a Ready Congregation” […]
The United Church of Christ has released a booklet entitled “Equipping the Journey: Resources for Mission and Ministry in the Local Church and Beyond.” This includes a list of all of the UCC resources that exist in support of local churches, Associations and Conferences. This version was last updated March 2019: UCC Equipping the Journey – […]
Recordings of rent UCC Disaster Ministries webinars are available online at: ucc.org/ucc_disaster_ministries_webinars.
“Give us the vision and patience to live and labor faithfully though this season of response and recovery.” [Rev. Eddie Weathers, UCC Southern Conference] HYMN: “O God, We’ve Prayed in Wind and Rain” by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette Tune: ST. ANNE CM (“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”) O God, we’ve prayed in wind […]
September is National Preparedness Month and 2018’s overall theme is: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. The theme empowers all of us to take an active role in preparing for disasters and emergencies. As we enter the peak of hurricane season, it is important for us to think about our personal preparedness as we help others protect their […]
All persons with ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ are expected to abide by the UCC Ministerial Code. This document is the professional behavior standard, to which authorized ministers are held accountable through their Associations. This ethical code reminds ministers of their call and covenantal responsibilities to God, self, family and the Church. […]
The Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers is a tool for discernment and assessment, created especially for use by Members in Discernment, Committees on Ministry, and authorized ministers. The Marks developed through conversations surrounding the Ministry Issues Pronouncement of General Synod 25, which sought to expand UCC definitions of learnedness and leadership in authorized ministry […]