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

Welcome to the website of the Eastern Regional Conference, Churches of God. We are a movement of God involving 140 churches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Our purpose is to grow healthy churches. We are trusting God for the starting of 20 new churches by 2020 (See our 20/20 initiative). Our membership exceeds 14,000 and we have nearly 300 pastors who are committed to serving Christ and His Church. If we can be of further help to you, please contact our regional office at 717-652-0255.

Dr. Kevin E. Richardson, Executive Director
Eastern Regional Conference, Churches of God

Women’s Conference — March 10-11, 2017

FLOURISH: Equipping and Empowering Women to Live Extravagantly for Christ is the theme for this year’s WM Conference in Findlay, Ohio at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Gina Mueller is the guest speaker this year. Gina lives with her husband and two kids in Minnesota. She is passionate about equipping women to step into the fullness of who they are and what they're created for. Gina is the director for 3dm STAND where she trains and equips women nationally in discipleship and mission in everyday life. She helped plant Mission Point Church in the Twin Cities and is currently a pastor there. She also leads the 3dm Hub that works in the Upper Midwest and the Northeast where she trains church leaders and teams how to create a culture of discipleship that results in a mobilized church. Gina loves hanging with her neighbors, her local coffee shop, and pizza night with her family!

For more information on this exciting opportunity and how to register… go to www.THEFLOURISHCONFERENCE.org. To download the Flourish Conference poster, click here.

All Night Youth Roller-Bowl – March 24-25, 2017

Come join the Yocumtown Church of God for a night of food, fun and fellowship. The event will begin with registration at 8:00 p.m. starting at the Yocumtown Church of God, 160 Red Mill Road, Etters. Next will be a time of praise and worship with Pastor Mark Ginter as the guest speaker. Pizza will be served at 10:00 p.m. and then it’s time to head off to Fountainblu Skating Rink in New Cumberland. Total cost is $20.00 per person (in-line skates are extra). Click here to download a flyer to post in your church or give to your youth.

ERC Sessions to be held at Doubling Gap Center, Newville, PA on May 1-3, 2017

The Seventeenth Annual Sessions of the Eastern Regional Conference, Churches of God will once again be held at Doubling Gap Center, Newville, PA on May 1-3, 2017. Online registration is now available if you choose to use it. You may also download the registration forms and snail mail them into the ERC office. Also as the docket/biographicals are available, they will be posted to this website as well. Information will be updated as it is received. Conference dockets will be mailed out to retirees only if they request them.

Click here to link to the online registration.

Volunteers Needed to Help Make Homemade Ice Cream for ERC Sessions on Monday, May 1, 2017

Let's make Monday evening of Conference a real Family Night! Not only can everyone enjoy Ryan and Friends, but if we get enough volunteers, we can all have a bowl of HOMEMADE ICE CREAM as well. Please let Linda Rosenberry (lindarosy2@yahoo.com) know if you can bring your freezer and ice cream mix. Rock salt and ice will be supplied.

Ryan and Friends at ERC Sessions — May 1, 2017

Ryan & Friends (Ryan Bomgardner) will be showcased at our Annual Eastern Regional Conference Sessions on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Doubling Gap Center, Newville, Pennsylvania. This event is open to everyone, and if you would like to come for dinner at the camp, please contact Barbara Harris at (717) 652-0255 or email barb@erccog.org two weeks prior to the event to receive dinner reservations. Cost of dinner is $10.50 per person.

Please get the word out to your church for this heartwarming event and everyone of all ages are welcome to attend. There is no cost for the event. It's FREE!

Buckets for Haiti — May 1-3, 2017

Do you have a heart for missions? Well, let’s fill a truck with buckets for Haiti. Bring your bucket(s) filled with school items such as: backpack, spiral notebook, pencils, pens, crayons, blunt-nosed scissors, binder clips and many more items to the ERC Sessions (May 1-3) and the Commissions on Missions will do the rest. Please contact Pastor George Yerger for more information (717-776-5590 or 717-385-6317) or just email him at geymmy@embarqmail.com. You can download the list of information here.

Dr. Diana Coulson-Brown, Workshop Presenter at ERC Sessions on May 2, 2017

Dr. Diana Coulson-Brown will be speaking at the Minister's Wives meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:00 a.m. and also during a Break Out Session entitled, "For Women Only - Depression" on Tuesday, May 2nd at 2:45 p.m.

Dr. Coulson-Brown is a part of Upturn, LLC clinicians who enthusiastic about growth, change, and helping clients make positive strides towards thriving. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, life circumstances, or just want to get on the path towards fulfilling your life's passion, Upturn, LLC clinicians will be with you.

Brad McKoy to Speak at ERC Sessions on May 2, 2017

After spending more than a decade pastoring churches along the east coast, Brad and his wife, Adriane, moved to Grove City, PA to try something new. In 2011, their mutual passion for "churching the un-churched" gave birth to Antioch Overflow Experiment (AOX), which is a community of simple churches with a mission to "disciple, equip, and release sons and daughters of the King to transform every sphere of society for the glory of God." When he isn't out coaching young world-changers or on a daddy-daughter with his nine-year-old Abi, Brad can be found in a local coffee shop working on branding and marketing solutions for small businesses through his consulting company. In June 2016, Brad released his first book, Culture of the Few: Following Jesus. Transforming Culture, which gives world-changers a path to follow.

Brad will be our Keynote Speaker at ERC Sessions on May 2, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. and he will be doing a Break-Out Session at 2:45 p.m.

Towel and Basin Award

The Commission on Church and Pastor of the Eastern Regional Conference will select a lay person to receive the 2016 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.

If you would like to nominate a lay person in your congregation for this award, please forward the nomination questionnaire to Mary Jane Wickard, Commission Secretary, 901 Thornwood Lane, Carlisle, PA 17013. You can also e-mail the nomination to marwic@comcast.net. Please respond by March 1, 2017. (Please click here to download the form.) Anyone who was previously nominated prior to 2015 should be re-nominated using this questionnaire.

Outreach Grant Applications Now Accepted

The Endowment Fund of the Eastern Regional Conference, Churches of God, announces that it will now accept applications for outreach grants. The deadline is February 28, 2017.

Please click here to receive the application. If you have any questions, please contact the Conference office at 717.652.0255

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