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Story Sharing Tour 2020 in EPA & Pen-Del

October 21, 2020

Story Sharing Tour 2020 in EPA & Pen-Del

  Story sharing Tour 2020 in EPA & Pen-Del on Saturday, Oct. 31, 10:00 am ET   The General Board of Church and Society in partnership with DREAMERS -current students at Delaware State University-, Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conferences are engaging with congregations to educate, connect, and build relationships that transform our communities by sharing and listening to stories that open our understanding of the immigration experience in the US. Different from what we ...

Don’t forget to V.O.T.E By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

October 20, 2020

Don’t forget to V.O.T.E By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

I am happy to announce that I completed my mail-in ballot and have officially voted in the fall 2020 election.  Whatever your political affiliation, I urge you to be sure to vote. “The strength of a political system depends upon the full and willing participation of its citizens,” according to the United Methodist Social Principles (para. 164 in the 2016 Book of Discipline).I encourage you to participate in the following important ways: V – stands for “volunteer.”  Volunteer to help a ...

Next Level Leaders Academy

October 04, 2020

Next Level Leaders Academy

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020 Sponsored by the BWC Leadership Development office, the Next Level Leadership Academy is designed to produce a cadre of leaders who not only understand the purpose, design, mission, character, and power of the church, but are capable of leading others in implementing these things as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  FEATURED SPEAKERS: Dr. Bob Jennings is the former president of Lincoln University and ...

Bishop’s Blog: Say the Name

October 03, 2020

Bishop’s Blog: Say the Name

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson While marching in a peaceful protest this spring there were many people carrying signs bearing the names of African Americans who had died in fatal encounters with law enforcement officers. These names were chanted over and over again as we walked along the streets.  The name that stuck out for me was Breonna Taylor, the only woman on the list. Her case, seeking justice for her killing in a botched police raid on her home in Louisville, Kentucky, reached a ...

Ground-Breaker: In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

September 21, 2020

Ground-Breaker: In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson I remember well my first Volunteers in Mission international trip. In 1993 a group of Deaf Senior Citizens and I went to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to help a fledgling Christian Deaf School.  I was in quite over my head, being the only hearing person on the team and doing all the interpreting. The accommodations were somewhat rustic. The plumbing broke down the first day, and the dining hall served mostly rice and more rice. The most difficult part of the trip was the task ...

Redistricting Presentation

August 20, 2020

Redistricting Presentation

Zoom webinar to discuss the option of redistricting:  

Pen-Del Racism Resources

June 03, 2020

Pen-Del Racism Resources

  Systemic Racism and Discrimination during Covid-19 - YouTube Racism Resources:   25 Things Your Congregation Can Do To Affirm Diversity and Challenge Racism Letter: A Lament to my Sons:  BY REV. DR. RON BELL Are We Under Attack? with Ron Bell   Video and Discussion Guides: https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/download-resources/racial-justice-tools-for-leaders.pdf Racial Justice Tools for Leaders https://www.umc.org/en/content/ways-united-methodists-can-take-a-stand-against-racism ...

Donations to Your Church

April 11, 2020

Donations to Your Church

To:          Pastors and Treasurers From:      Bill Westbrook, Conference Treasurer Subject:  Donations to Your Church Date:       4/10/2020   The Peninsula-Delaware Conference is aware of the fact that the CORONA-19 pandemic has severally limited our ability to worship as normal.  We know that there are creative ways being utilized by our churches to virtually pass the offering plate to allow members to continue to support their church with their tithes.   The Conference Council on Finance and ...