Dates for the 2013 Annual Meeting are April 11th-12th in Hilltown, PA.
Click here to register – eastcoastconf.eventbrite.org/
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
I am writing to invite you to our 125th annual meeting of the East Coast Conference Ministerial
Association, Thursday and Friday, April 11th & 12th at St Peter’s Covenant of Hilltown, PA. We are
fortunate to have Stephen Chester, Professor of New Testament, North Park Theological Seminary, with
us for our continuing education component. His theme: “The Truth of The Gospel: Pauline Theology and
Contemporary Mission”. Make your plans today to attend!
We will also have the wonderful opportunity during to meet and hear from 3 candidates for Ordination
from our Conference. The Executive Committee is working to stream line the business component,
allowing for times of interaction with colleagues.
Agenda items include:
• Elections for Secretary, & Committee on Ministerial Standing(2 for 3 yr terms/ordained)
• Adoption of 2013-14 Budget
• Report from Ministerial Standing Committee & voting on Ordination Candidates
• Motion regarding Pilgrim Pines and a financial hardship due to the cancellation of Ashram
• Celebration of colleagues milestones in ministry
Please note: this registration is separate from the Conference Annual Meeting on Saturday. Registering
for the Ministerial Association Annual Meeting DOES NOT register you for the East Coast
Conference Annual Meeting, and vice-versa. Those attending the East Coast Conference Annual
Meeting on Saturday, April 13 need to fill out that registration form.
Dues: You will receive a letter from Peter Nielsen, treasurer of our Ministerial Association, regarding dues
that we like you to pay by April 1. Please mail your check to Peter prior to the meeting.
The Annual Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th with coffee and registration at
12: 30 p.m.. Our constitution proclaims it our “duty and privilege”, and states that anyone prevented
from attending the annual meeting must send written greetings. Letters of greeting should be mailed
to our secretary, Michael Mirakian, 915 Plumtree Road, Springfield, MA, 01119 or email him at
Timothy C. Olsen
Timothy C. Olsen
Chair, East Coast Conference Ministerial Association
$65 for Ministerial Association Member
$20 for Retired Clergy
$20 for Ministerial Association Guests
Thursday, April 11, 2013
12:30 Registration & coffee
1:00 pm Business Meeting(testimony by Barbara Ettinger)
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Dramatic Presentation “Luke and Acts” by Bruce Kuhn
(promises to be spirit filled and funny!!)
7:30 pm Free Time
Friday, April 12, 2013
8:30 Worship & Communion(testimony, Devyn Chambers Johnson)
9:00 -10:30 Session 1 with Stephen Chester
Grace vs What Does Paul mean by “not by works of the law”?
11:00-12:30 Session 2- In Christ: Justification and Union
1:30-2:30 Session 3(testimony, Grant Buchholtz)
By Faith: Justification and Believing God
3:00-4:30 Session 4 Fear and Trembling: Working Out Our Salvation
The Pastor’s Ashram dates for 2013 are TBD.
Please email us with questions!
Rest. Reconnect. Renew.
East Coast Covenant Clergy and Spouses are invited to reconnect, rest, and renew at the Ministers’ Retreat. Step back from ministry and allow yourself to be ministered to by God’s presence, by your brothers and sisters in the Lord, by time alone, by our speaker, and by the beauty of God’s creation surrounding us at Pilgrim Pines. We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you to our retreat. God’s blessings and peace be with you. – The Ministerial Association Ashram Committee