Eastern Regional Conference    900 South Arlington Ave.    Room 120 B     Harrisburg, PA 17109
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Together...Shaping the Future

I was looking out my office window, taking a little break from the task at hand. My attention was drawn to the trees that line the hillside next to our building. I watched the branches swaying in the breeze and noticed the leaves beginning to fall. It became very clear that things are changing outside.

In the same way, things are changing in the Eastern Regional Conference. After listening to many of the pastors and leaders in our region, we have developed the framework for a new Strategic Plan. It's a plan that I personally feel very good about. I realize I'm a little biased since I was on the team tasked with designing this new plan. Nevertheless, I believe this plan, if properly implemented, can lead to the next season of fruitful ministry in our region. LEARN MORE

Important Information for the Delegates to the Special Session of Conference

We are in the process of drafting a new constitution which will facilitate and support the Strategic Plan and intended to present it at the 2018 Conference in session.

In the meantime, to facilitate a smooth and orderly operation until that time, we are proposing three amendments to the existing constitution to be considered at the upcoming special session. These amendments will ultimately be included in some form in the new constitution but will be in force until that new constitution is ratified. Those amendments and supporting documents are attached: If you have questions, please submit them in advance of the January 13 meeting via the process outlined in Pastor Moss' letter of December 11th.

Thank you…Constitution Committee

Date change: Special Conference in Session
New Date: January 13, 20188

All pastors and delegates should save Saturday, January 13, 2018 to come to the Special Conference in Session at the Carlisle First Church of God, 705 Glendale Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Registration begins at 8 am with the session beginning promptly at 9:00 am. Click here to read the details from Jim Moss Jr., Interim Executive Director.

2018 Budget

At the November 1, 2017 Administrative Council meeting, the 2018 budget was approved. Please click here to receive your copy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Colleen Gross on 717.951.9714 or via email at colleen@erccog.org.

Strategic Plan Round Table Discussions

The round table discussions are completed. If you were unable to attend, please feel free to click here to listen to an audio recording of the round table meeting at United Church of God on October 5. Click here for the pdf hand out for the round table meeting. Also available to you are notes and attendees to all the round table meetings held over the last weeks. Click here to read all the notes from all the gatherings. Please feel free to contact the Conference Office with any strategic planning questions that still linger within you. We'll do our best to help walk you toward some answers.

2018 Pastoral Contract and Guidelines

Let it be remembered that at all times we are Brothers in Christ, working for the same goals, the same purposes, and the same God. Let us have a special desire to work, "not for," but "with" and "together." As the Apostle Paul said in I Thessalonians 2:8, "We came not only to share the Gospel with you, but ourselves, because you became very dear to us."

Please find here the PDF’s for the 2018 Contract for your church, and the 2018 Pastoral Compensation Guidelines as well.

NYC Bus Trip – Disney’s FROZEN on October 5, 2018

Frozen is the timeless tale of two sisters, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don't know where to find it.

The cost of the trip will be $285.00 per person which includes transportation and admission to the Broadway Show. Please fill out the registration form and send it along with your check made payable to the Eastern Regional Conference, Churches of God. Ticket money ($189.50) is due by November 1, 2017 and bus money ($95.50) is due by September 1, 2018 (non-refundable). You can pay it all now if you want to, the choice is up to you. These tickets will sell out fast that is why I have to order them almost a year in advance. The show opens February 2018.

If you have questions, contact Barbara Harris at the (717.652.0255) conference office or email: barb@erccog.org.

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