2023 Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting is being planned.
See below for details about the conference and registration information
so that you can make plans to attend.
The 2023 NEJCAH meetings will be held May 15-18 in Williamsport, PA. These will be joint meetings with the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church. Housing (included in the registration) will be at the Red Roof Inn in South Williamsport, and the meetings and meals will be at the Pine Street UMC in Williamsport.
The overall theme of the meeting is “United Methodism’s Evangelical Association Roots.” The Evangelical Association’s first church building and first publishing house were erected in New Berlin, PA in 1816, and the New Berlin site is a maintained Heritage Landmark of the United Methodist Church. New Berlin and other area Evangelical sites will be the focus of Wednesday’s tour.
Central Pennsylvania played a key role in the 1894-1922 split in Evangelical Association and the 1922 re-unification of the denominations. The first fully united General Conference of the newly created Evangelical Church was held at Williamsport in 1926 – in that city’s newly- reunited and newly-erected First Evangelical (now United Methodist) Church. This historic building and other Williamsport Evangelical sites will be featured during the meetings.
Included with the presentations related to Evangelical Association will be presentations on Central Pennsylvania’s “Good Intentions: Unfinished Business” involving United Methodism’s past and present handling of racism/inclusion at the Carlisle Indian School and in metropolitan Harrisburg.
Registration, executive committee meetings, and monitored tours of the main office and museum/annex of the Susquehanna Conference Archives and United Methodist Research Center begin at 1 PM on Monday, May 15. The meetings officially open with the 5:00 PM welcoming and evening meal on Monday, May 15 and close following the 12:00 noon lunch on Thursday, May 18.
Registration and Accommodations
All rooms at the Red Roof Inn are non-smoking, have two double beds, have Wifi access, outdoor pool access, and include a continental breakfast.
The cost for the entire conference (room, meals, tour, all programming and admissions) is
$240 double occupancy
$340 single room
$140 commuter (3 lunches, 3 suppers, the tour, all programming and admissions)
with a registration deadline of April 1, 2023. After April 1, rooms will not be available at the conference rate – and only commuter registrations (with a $20 late fee) can be accepted.
NOTE: Alternate pricing arrangements for the following:
Triple and Quadruple occupancy options are available in the rooms. Contact the registrar for a different registration form, which requires the names and payment for all occupants.
$210 triple occupancy
$190 quadruple occupancy
Direct questions to Rev. Lewis A. Parks