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

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.

If you would like to nominate a lay person in your congregation for this award, please forward the name along with the reasons for nomination to Pastor Robert L. Bell, Commission Secretary, 8009 Rothford Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17112. Please click here to download the form. Questions can be directed to Pastor Bell at: bob8009@verizon.net. Please respond by March 1, 2016.

SUMMIT for Evangelism and Discipling – February 26-27, 2016

The Commission on Evangelism is sponsoring a SUMMIT for Evangelism and Discipling on February 26-27, 2016 at WTS Scotland Campus, 3583 Scotland Road, Scotland, PA. Registration will begin at Noon on Friday, February 26.

There will be 35 exciting in-depth workshops on Evangelism, Discipling, Leadership and Missions. The SUMMIT was conceived as a way to provide church leaders with proven ways and practical steps that will assist them to become a positive force for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Cost per person is $15.00 for one day or $25.00 for both days. Dinner is at a cost of $9.00 per person. Registration deadline is February 19, 2016. Please click here to download the flyer to learn more about this exciting opportunity and how to register.

CGWM Women's Retreat – March 4-6, 2016

The CGWM Women’s Retreat is scheduled for March 4-6, 2016 at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 North Main Street, Findlay, Ohio. The 2016 theme is DREAM BIG! Keynote speakers will be Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil and Kim Kintner along with musician Sue Duffield and comedian Joyce Sankey.

Early-bird registration deadline is February 21st after that there is an additional $10.00 registration fee. For more information, please contact Kathryn Griffith at (814) 378-7206 or email kathrynegriffith@gmail.com. You can also read more information by going to www.WomenForGod.org or click here to download the brochure.

Dinner for a Cause – March 10, 11, 12, 2016


Why should you come?
  • Help sponsor outreach through church planting projects.
  • Meet the 2020 church planters.
  • Hear great stories about how God is at work.
  • See, hear and experience our vision for the future.
An offering will be received to support our current and future 2020 church planting projects. Click here for locations and to register for one of our upcoming events.

CGGC Ministry Review Report Forms

The statistical mailing went out to all churches in the Eastern Regional Conference. The Churches of God, General Conference are asking for reports to be back by February 15, 2016. Churches can send in their reports in one of 2 ways:
  1. You can click here to use the PDF fillable form to submit your reports to the General Conference Office in Findlay.
  2. Churches can send in their reports by snail mail to P.O. Box 926, Findlay, Ohio 45839
Also please take the time to go to the download section of this website and fill out the 2015 Statistical Information for Pastor Dave Williams. Questions, please contact Candice in the CGGC office by emailing her at cls@cggc.org or call her at (419) 424-1961 or contact ERC Office at (717) 652-0255.

Standard Mileage Rates for 2016

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
  • 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015
  • 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 23 cents for 2015
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
The business mileage rate decreased 3.5 cents per mile and the medical, and moving expense rates decrease 4 cents per mile from the 2015 rates. The charitable rate is based on statute.

Please click here for additional details.

Buckets for Haiti – April 18-20, 2016

The ERC’s Commission on Missions is asking for donations to help fill a truck with buckets for Haiti. Items to include are: student backpack, spiral notebook, pencils, pens, crayons, blunt-nosed scissors, binder clips, tablets, notebook paper, pencil box, ruler, 2 hand-held pencil sharpeners, small stapler/staples, 3-ring binder, erasers, chalk/eraser, paper clips, Scotch tape and one referee’s whistle (can be plastic). Put it all in a 5-gallon bucket with a tight-fitting lid and bring it to ERC Sessions in April at Doubling Gap Center, Newville, PA.

Questions? Please contact Pastor George Yerger at 717-776-5590 (home), 717-385-6317 (cell) or email at geymmy@embarqmail.com. Click here to download the complete flyer with more details.

New York City Bus Trip – THE KING AND I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (Lincoln Center) – November 18, 2016

Set in the 1860s, THE KING AND I is based on the true story of Anna Leonowens, a widowed schoolteacher from Wales who travels to Siam to teach the King's many children. Her effect on the kingdom and the kingdom's effect on her are the basis of this beautiful and classic musical.

The cost of the trip will be $195.00 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. Seats will be assigned as checks are received. Seating preferences will be honored as much as possible. If you have questions, contact Barbara Harris at the (717.652.0255) conference office or email: barb@erccog.org. All monies are due by September 1, 2016 to get the best seats

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