Church & Society

Peace with Justice

The Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation Program aims to make shalom — a word of greeting or farewell meaning peace — visible and active in people’s lives and communities. The General Conference assigned The General Board of Church & Society to put into service the program and called the denomination to “strengthen its capacity to act as a public advocate” in communities and nations throughout the world.

Prison Ministry

We encourage individuals and churches to become involved in ministries to inmates, former inmates and their families, so that the redemptive and reconciling love of Christ be known.


General Board of Church & Society

UM Advocacy in PA
February 2018 Report

January 2018 Report
December 2017 Report

One of the special expressions of the United Methodist polity is the opportunity for members of the connection to offer a resolution for consideration to a Conference. The founders of our movement believed that in conferencing the Holy Spirit of God could guide us to consider the prompting of our members. The opportunity is here once again for you, your congregation, or any of its members to offer a resolution for consideration at the 2018 session of Annual Conference.
A resolution typically is formatted with a series of statements beginning with "whereas." These statements provide the rationale of the petitioner. These statements demonstrate the assumptions that the petitioner holds. They belong to the petitioner. After the series of "whereas" statements, there appears at least one statement that begins "Therefore, be it resolved." This becomes the main motion that is put before the Conference. If more than one action is being petitioned, another statement may be added beginning "be it further resolved."
The Mission and Outreach Team is charged with receiving these resolutions and passing them on to Conference with either a vote of concurrence or non-concurrence.
Resolutions are to be clearly printed and sent together with supporting documentation. It is preferred that all resolutions be received electronically via email. You can email them to Kristopher Sledge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And, if you are unable to email the resolutions, you may mail them to:
Mission and Outreach Team
Kristopher Sledge
PO Box 277
State Line, PA 17263
Please indicate a contact person should we need to contact the petitioner for clarification.
Resolutions must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018.
Kristopher Sledge, Chair
Mission and Outreach Team

Susquehanna Conference UN Seminar to Discuss Violence, Terror, and Peace
See the flyer about the February 4-7, 2018 UN Seminar Trip sponsored by the Mission and Outreach Team of Susquehanna Conference. Cost of the trip is $395 and includes seminar, bus transportation, and lodging at Edison Hotel in Times Square.  

Deadline was November 1, 2017.

Contact Seminar Trip organizer Pastor Joe Hopkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 570-753-8137 if you have questions or need more information.