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PA Conference 05-30-2020 News

Updated: May 29, 2020


May 30, 2020 Update
But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in the day of my trouble.
To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises;
For God is my defense,
My God of mercy..” 
Psalm 59:16-17 NKJV
Weekly Update
Since Governor Wolf, along with national and local leaders have said that churches can reopen, the Conference is encouraging our churches to begin the process of safely resuming in-person worship services. Pastors have been given guidelines from the governor, the Center for Disease Control, and from church organizations to guide their church boards in structuring a local plan that meets their member’s needs. The health and safety of our members is of utmost priority. Therefore, reopening procedures will utilize the best professional medical guidance to provide a safe environment for worship. To learn more about your church’s reopening plans, please contact your pastor.
BMA Graduation
Congratulations to the Blue Mountain Academy Class of 2020!
We are looking forward to celebrating graduation with you on August 2, 2020. And as we say good-bye to the Class of 2020, we are excited to welcome students back to campus, where they, too, will have the opportunities to grow, trust, and build a relationship with God that will carry them through anything.
If you’re not already a student at Blue Mountain Academy, learn more at bma.us and register today!
2020-2021 School Year
Our teachers have done an amazing job of educating our young people through this pandemic. They have worked harder than during a typical school year as they teach, calm fears, and help students and families stay connected. As this school year ends, they are already planning for the 2020-2021 year. Plans are in place to reopen school facilities while following CDC guidelines and ensuring the health and safety of students. A distance learning program will also be available for those who do not want to send their child to a school building. Please contact our education department at llanda@paconference.org for more information and watch for Facebook posts and eblast for more details. This service is open for all students whether they’ve attended an Adventist school in the past or not. 
Conference Office
We are also beginning to reopen the Conference office building with strict protocols in place. It will be a phased reopening with some staff in the building beginning June 1, others joining them on June 8 after Berks County turns yellow, and the remainder coming to the building when our county turns green. You will continue to be able to reach our staff by calling our office at 610-374-8331 or through email. We are asking those who need to come to the building to call ahead and make an appointment. For the safety of our team, we are limiting the number of visitors at a time and asking that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing and posted rules once inside the building. 
Because churches are offering their own services—online or in person, the Conference will no longer provide a worship service on Sabbath mornings on Facebook beginning June 6, 2020. We will continue to provide children’s Sabbath School classes but will also discontinue to the adult Sabbath School class beginning June 6, 2020. Thank you for joining us and participating in these services! If your church remains closed or does not offer services for you to attend, please visit our website for links to Pennsylvania churches who are online. 
Our final May 30, 2020 worship service can be joined:
·        On our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaConference/
·        By calling our audio line, call 605-472-5260 and enter code: 662834
·        On our YouTube page, go to YouTube and search for Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Note you do not need to have a Facebook page in order to view our online worship service. Just click to proceed to the page without creating your own profile.
The worship services will be archived on both Facebook and YouTube for those who would like to enjoy the service later in the day, after your church service is over.
Sabbath School Classes
We are also providing Sabbath School classes for children and adults. Here is the information for those classes. Please share this information to others in your church, but do not post this information online as we attempt to make the classes easily accessible for churches and safe from those who might want to disrupt the classes. Note that Zoom now requires passwords for all meetings--we've added the passwords below.
Kindergarten Sabbath School Class at 9:30 am each Sabbath morning with Schwanda Morgan
·        Meeting ID: 184 974 626
·        Password: 514911
Primary Sabbath School Class at 10:00 am each Sabbath morning with Julissa Boyce
  • Meeting ID: 830 7553 6270
  • Password: PSS
Junior Sabbath School Class at 10:00 am each Sabbath morning with Priscilla Gonzalez
  • Meeting ID: 730 050 243
  • Password: juniorPPT
Youth Sabbath School Class at 2:00 pm each Sabbath afternoon with Todd Casey, Youth Director
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/635995547
·        Meeting ID: 635 995 547
·        Password: worship
Adult Sabbath School Class at 10:00 am each Sabbath morning
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/332586205
·        Meeting ID: 332 586 205
·        Password: worship
Pathfinder Teen meeting at 1:00 pm each Sabbath afternoon with Doug Miller
All teen Pathfinders are invited to join this Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 531 368 271
Password: 1LtgwW
By My Spirit - Prayer
Prayer for the Holy Spirit is the foundation of success in God’s work and one of our strategic mission initiatives. As church members pray daily for the outpouring of the Spirit, we will see the promised blessing come. “To those who wait humbly upon God…is the Spirit given. The power of God awaits their demand and reception. This promised blessing, claimed by faith, brings all other blessings in its train.” (The Desire of Ages, p. 672)
We invite you to join with us in prayer through a variety of ways:
Share your prayer requests with us:
Unite with us in prayer:
Connect with Us
We know that connecting with others is important, especially while we all stay safely home. It’s important to stay healthy. And those who have children at home may have bored kids at home. We want to be here for you, so we’ve started several new Facebook groups and invite you to join:
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