Eastern Regional Conference    900 South Arlington Ave.    Room 120 B     Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 652-0255    Fax: (717) 652-1134    info@erccog.org

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

Towel and Basin Award

The Commission on Church and Pastor of the Eastern Regional Conference will select a lay person to receive the Towel and Basin Award. This award is given to someone who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the local church, the Eastern Regional Conference, and the General Conference.

Please forward this completed form to Mrs. Mary Jane Wickard, Commission Secretary, 901 Thornwood Lane, Carlisle, PA 17013. You can also send the nomination via e-mail to: marwic@comcast.net or just click the SUBMIT button and it will automatically go to Mary Jane's email address. Please respond by March 1, 2018.

You are invited to complete the Towel Basin Award Questionnaire form. You can use Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to fill in this form.

Click the above link to open the form in Acrobat or Adobe Reader. When you are finished, click Submit to return your data to the form author.

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Outreach Grant Applications Accepted

We are now accepting outreach grant applications through February 28, 2018.  Please click here to receive the application for consideration of your grant proposal.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Colleen Gross on 717.652.0255 or through email at colleen@erccog.org.

IRS Announces the 2018 Mileage Rates

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
  • 54.5 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 1 cent from the rate for 2017.
  • 18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 1 cent from the rate for 2017.
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

Please click here for the announcement,.

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.

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