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Implicit Bias: Ministry in a Cross Racial/Cross Cultural Appointment

April 12, 2021

Implicit Bias: Ministry in a Cross Racial/Cross Cultural Appointment

"IMPLICIT BIAS" May 14 & 15, 2021 WHO SHOULD ATTEND Newly Appointed Pastors Pastors currently serving in CR/CC appointments Persons in Key leadership positions, e.g., SPPRC, Worship Teams, Trustees, Lay Leaders, etc. Other interested clergy and laity EXPECTED OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES Growth in self-awareness, especially in terms of racial/cultural realities. Will learn/understand concepts regarding effective CR/CC interaction and communication; will also be able to apply them to own context. ...

The Disaster Response team needs your help to fill the new trailer!

March 30, 2021

The Disaster Response team needs your help to fill the new trailer!

The conference Disaster Relief team has now purchased its third trailer. As exciting as that is, we need YOUR help filling it up so it can be deployed to help. Below you can find a list of items needed for the trailer. You can purchase them and drop them off at the conference office in Dover. You can also send in a financial donating by using the link below. If you have any questions about the trailer or how else your church can help, contact Rev. Rich Walton.    CLICK TO VIEW THE WISH LIST ...

Announcement Regarding NEJ Episcopal Coverage new

March 29, 2021

Announcement Regarding NEJ Episcopal Coverage  new

THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS NORTHEASTERN JURISDICTION   March 29, 2021   To the United Methodists of the Northeastern Jurisdiction From the College of Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction   Grace and Peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ,   We thank God for you and commend the clergy and congregational leaders for your leadership. These have been difficult and isolating times for many and yet you are leading our most vital ministry, congregations and community ministries with conviction and ...

Anti-Asian Violence: A call to teaching, preaching, speaking out

March 19, 2021

Anti-Asian Violence: A call to teaching, preaching, speaking out

NBC News 10 reported on March 18 that Pennsylvania and New Jersey are among the states with the highest number of Anti-Asian violent crimes. According to “Stop Asian Americans Pacific Islander Hate” (AAPI), 68% of anti-Asian attacks were directed against women.  Over the past year, despite hate crimes being down for the most part, anti-Asian attacks have become much more prevalent.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic physical assaults, verbal harassment, civil rights violations and ...

Conference Journal is ready!

March 14, 2021

Conference Journal is ready!

2020 Journals are not available for sale at the Conference Office.   Link to buy Perfect Bound  - Cost $20 + shipping and sales tax (if applicable)   Link to buy Spiral Bound - Cost $22 + shipping and sales tax (if applicable)   Link to buy Digital Download - Cost $5 (only available online)   To purchase your journal(s) with a check or money order, please fill out and return this form.   RETIREES AND SURVIVING SPOUSES: You will have to send in a mail-in order to get the discounted rate. Your ...

Safe Gatherings Training Programs

March 10, 2021

Safe Gatherings Training Programs

About The Peninsula Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church is committed to ensuring that we provide safe places of worship and fellowship to everyone we serve. As part of that commitment, we are providing information on Safe Gatherings as a resource for you in this important area. Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and ...

What you need to know about fake emails

March 03, 2021

What you need to know about fake emails

What you need to know about fake e-mails from Conference Leaders Posted by on March 1, 2021 FAQ'S Q: How can I tell when these messages are fake? A: Our Bishop and other conference leaders would never personally send e-mail requests to directly send them monetary donations in any form, not even in an emergency. Legitimate donation requests would only be communicated publicly through our conference media platforms. Q: Why does the Conference Leadership’s email keep getting hacked? A: It doesn’...

Town Hall Webinar - Follow-up Materials

February 25, 2021

Town Hall Webinar - Follow-up Materials

Below are useful materials from the March 2, 2021 Town Hall webinar regarding the affiliation of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference and the Baltimore Washington Conference Affiliation FAQ Sheet Affiliation Press Release Town Hall Webinar PowerPoint *updated 3/8/21 Webinar Recording (click image below to begin video)  

Redistricting Webinar Recording & Resources

February 09, 2021

Redistricting Webinar Recording & Resources

This is a recording of the webinar that took place on 2/8/2021. All available materials that were used during the live webinar are listed below. As a reminder, these changes will not take effect until July 1, 2021. If you have any questions, we ask that you contact Rev. Rob Townsend or refer to the resource packet below.     Click to view the resource packet. Resources Packet contains: Powerpoint slides Redistricting map - shows all churches and highlights in details, churches that are close to ...