If you need assistance from a ministry team or may be interested in joining a particular team, click on the chair’s name to send them an e-mail.
Central Pennsylvania Open and Affirming [CPONA]
CPONA is a group of interested individuals and congregational reps who promote and encourage civil discussion about the Open and Affirming process and its related issues.
Email Shirley Keith Knox
The Church Development Ministry Team initiates and monitors church planting, including church multiplication and adoption.
Disaster Response and Readiness
The Disaster Response and Readiness Ministry Team plans and executes Conference-wide Mission Trips, to places such as Florida, New Orleans, and Nashville. They also provide training in Disaster Readiness, working cooperatively with local and regional government entities, and encourage each congregation to have a Readiness Plan.
Email Bill and Ellen Matten
The Green Justice Team are people of faith working from God’s call to promote environmental stewardship and justice through the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Church and to assist our churches to become Green Justice Congregations. 2017 Green Justice Page
A spring Environmental Justice Workshop is being planned at Hartman Center March 22-24. See flyer for details.
The Dakota Partnership Ministry Team keeps us in relationship with the American Indian Churches of the Dakota Association, located primarily in South Dakota. We have assisted them through mission trips, providing resources, and seeking to understand each other’s cultures.
Email Peter Emig, chair
Namibia Synod UCCSA
The Namibia Partnership Ministry Team promotes relationships between churches in Penn Central Conference and the 14 churches of the Namibia Synod of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa, including visits, exchanges and mutual mission projects.
EMail Chris Rankin, chair
UEK: Berlin/Brandenburg and Rhineland
The UEK Partnership Ministry Team helps us relate to Reformed Church partners in the Rhineland Regional Church and the Berlin/Brandenburg Regional Church, through such means as colloquies, visits between leaders, and common theological discussions.
Email Dietmar Plajer, chair