GROW: Living as Spiritual Transformational Leaders

This NEW course challenges you to grow in your spiritual life and ministry setting.  Congregation members and clergy are encouraged to attend together.  This 8-module course meets the same requirement as “Equipping God’s People” does for those in the Local Church Lay Servant, Certified Lay Servant or Lay Speaker programs.  It is open to anyone … [Read more…]

2021 Church Officers: How will YOU serve?

The work of preparing for the fall church conference is well underway. This is the time we gather with all the United Methodist Churches in the Penns Valley cluster to holy conference and for members of each church to vote for or against the reports, officers, pastor’s salary, and other aspects of ministry for the … [Read more…]

What does Yellow Phase mean for us?

I’ve had several ask when the Penns Valley Charge churches will reopen for Sunday worship and adult small group study. NO ONE is more anxious to get back to church than the curly haired pastor! The answer to your question is, I don’t know. And as soon as “possible”. Each board is considering the CDC … [Read more…]

General Conference Postponed to 2021

March 23, 2020  Nashville, Tenn.: Subsequent to the announcement by the Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference that the 2020 General Conference will be postponed, the full Commission met March 21, 2020 to determine next steps to take in setting a new date. After hearing recommendations from Sara Hotchkiss, Business Manager of … [Read more…]

WANTED: Safe Sanctuaries Certified Volunteers

The Penns Valley Charge Churches are preparing for new people! That means preparing for new children. Each church has a Safe Sanctuaries policy that we must follow when offering ministry to kids, teens and at risk adults. Clearances and training are offered by the Susquehanna Conference and may be done online for those who prefer … [Read more…]

General Conference Journal PDF available now

Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA), the official journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, is set to be available in a bound and printed format by November 26, with a PDF of the 2019 … [Read more…]

For Leadership Only: Our Welcoming Ministry

Invitations Required… http://homesteadgraphics.com/skitguys/Invite%20Me%20In_FG-HD.mp4   Dear Church Leader, Let’s get ready for new people! As we prepare for invited guests to attend the message series “We’ve Got Spirit” designed for all ages and coming in September, it’s important that we take some time now to prepare by becoming excellent hosts.  I took Welcoming Ministry training in … [Read more…]