All Events

Women’s and Family Ministries Training – January 29

January 29, 2023

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Zoom or Mission & Evangelism Center

Join us as we begin our year with training for women’s and family ministries leaders. Choose to attend via Zoom or in person at our Mission & Evangelism Center, 2359 Mountain Road, Hamburg, Pa. (Lunch provided for those who attend in person.) You’ll discover resources, ideas, and network with other leaders across our state–sharing what’s working, asking questions, and planning ministry for the coming year that will impact your members AND your community!

Leveraging YouTube for Ministry & Outreach – February 5

February 5, 2023

9:00-10:00 am

Zoom Workshop

People come to YouTube seeking answers and trying to solve problems. The Church should be the leader in creating content that answers people’s questions about life and helps them solve their problems. To do that, our content must be positioned for findability. Otherwise, our messages will continue to get lost in the clutter. In this presentation, Jamie Domm will take your through the process of optimizing your YouTube channel for Evangelism.

Jamie Domm is a digital marketing consultant with over 15 years’ experience developing results-based strategies for non-profits. She is the author of the book Digital Discipleship and Evangelism, that serves as a practical guide for outreach, community service, growth, and evangelism. She is also the cofounder of Angels in the Glen, an independent digital ministry that serves to guide men and women around the world to a deeper understanding of end-time, prophetic truth so that they will be ready for the soon return of Jesus Christ.

Free resource guides included for all participants. 

One-day Marriage Conference – February 18

Ruber and Ketty Leal are the Family Ministries Co-Directors for the Texas Conference, and Co-founders of ForeverONE© Ministries. Ruber is also the Associate pastor at Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church in Richardson Texas.

Since 2008, families in Texas and across the U.S. have been revitalized through their marriage and parenting retreats & workshops. The Leal’s are the creators of six Spinners Games designed to bring families together in a fun and creative way. They have also written articles for several magazines, books, and videos on family matters. 

Ruber is currently pursuing a Doctor in Ministry with an emphasis on Family Ministries. Ketty is the supervisor for the Microbiology Lab at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Richardson-Texas. The Leals have been married for twenty-seven years and are proud parents of two adult children.     

Mark your calendars for our next one-day marriage conference:

February 18, 2023

The Lodges at Gettysburg

Details will follow! Note this will be a small retreat and limited to couples within the Pennsylvania Conference.

Want to make it a weekend getaway? Book your lodging now at The Lodges of Gettysburg. Click here for their website. Or check out this Gettysburg information website (click here) for more hotel options and to discover fun things to do in the area.

Schedule:

9:30 am – Registration

10:00 am – Keeping Your Love Story Alive

12:00 pm – Italian Buffet

1:30 pm – Making Your Differences Work in Your Favor

3:00 pm – Break

3:30 pm – How to Stay Irresistible for the Next 50 Years

Will end about 5:00 pm.

Content Evangelism for Digital Missionaries Workshop – March 5

March 5, 2023

9:00-10:30 am

Zoom Workshop

As digital missionaries, our goal must be to create for meaningful impact. Many elements of consideration must go into the planning process of any evangelistic effort to be successful. In this Zoom workshop, Jamie Domm will take you through all the critical steps, from identifying the felt needs of a clearly defined audience to content development and distribution, mission and branding, setting goals, and defining success in the context of God’s mission.
 
Jamie Domm is a digital marketing consultant with over 15 years of experience developing results-based strategies for non-profits. She is the author of the book Digital Discipleship and Evangelism, which serves as a practical guide for outreach, community service, growth, and evangelism. She is also the co-founder of Angels in the Glen. This independent digital ministry guides men and women worldwide to a deeper understanding of end-time, prophetic truth so that they will be ready for the soon return of Jesus Christ.
 
Free resource guides are included for all participants.

Treasurers Training – March 19, March 26 or April 23

Church treasurers, assistant and associate treasurers, and pastors are invited to join us for a one-day training event at one of three locations:
  • Sunday, March 19, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, at the Blue Mountain Academy Church, 2365 Mountain Rd, Hamburg, Pa.
  • Sunday, March 26, 8:15 am-1:15 pm, at the Pittsburgh Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4021 Evergreen Rd, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Sunday, April 23, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, training in Spanish (location TBD)

Topics for this event include:

  • Duties of the Treasurer
  • Money Flow from Plate to the Bank
  • E-Giving
  • Church Accounting Software (Jewel, LUCIS, Mid-America, others)
  • The importance of Receipts
  • Employees
  • Contractors
  • Taxes
  • 1099 vs W2
  • Changing the Purpose of a Donation
  • Caring for Your Property
  • The Use of Debit Cards
  • You and Adventist Risk Management
  • How to Survive and Thrive an Audit
  • Reporting to Your Board
  • Board Minute Inclusions
  • Conference Remittances
  • Plus, many other important topics

Princess Tea – March 26 & April 23

Pittsburgh – March 26

March 26, 2023

2:00-4:00 pm

Pittsburgh Seventh-day Adventist Church

4021 Evergreen Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15214

All of God’s princesses, ten-years-old and younger, are invited to bring their moms, grandmoms, and friends and join us for an afternoon tea with fun activities and stories that will remind us that we are truly God’s princesses.

Cost of $15.00 per person (girls and adults) covers supplies, light tea, and more.

Shamokin – April 23

April 23, 2023

2:00-4:00 pm

Shamokin Seventh-day Adventist Church
7 E Sunbury St
Shamokin, Pa.

All of God’s princesses, ten-years-old and younger, are invited to bring their moms, grandmoms, and friends and join us for an afternoon tea with fun activities and stories that will remind us that we are truly God’s princesses.

Cost of $15.00 per person (girls and adults) covers supplies, light tea, and more.

One-day Women’s Retreat – April 15

One Event | Three Retreats

  April 15, 2023

10:00 am-5:00 pm

The Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pa.

Bring your girlfriends and daughters and join us for this impacting one-day event for women featuring three retreats in one: main event, young adults, and teens. Three speakers. Three rooms. Powerful, life-changing and practical messages.

Cost includes presentations, lunch, and more.

Main Event

Gianna Snell is a self-proclaimed “southern girl.” A daughter of a pastor, she was born in Selma, AL and grew up in Nashville, TN. She attended Oakwood University for two years and then transferred to Andrews University where she graduated with dual degrees in Photographic Imaging and Communication.

Gianna is a published writer, a budding speaker and an accomplished portrait artist. She owns her own company, Gianna Snell Photography and loves capturing the genuine connections and expressions of her clients.

She is the founder of Psalm 113:9 Ministries, a support group that seeks to encourage women who are struggling with infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, with a promise God gave Gianna after her losses, that God can settle barren women in their homes as happy mothers of children. (Psalm 113:9) She is a witness because they lost four babies but God restored! And they are now grateful parents to three miracle children.

In 2020, this ministry was relaunched as They That Wait Ministries which aims to help people who are waiting on God to answer any type of prayer, from waiting for marriage to waiting for purpose, wait well.

In her spare time, Gianna loves to listen to music, sing and dance, SHOP, and spend time with family.

Young Adults

Young adults are invited to spend the day with social media influencer, wife, mom, and friend, Beth Hill.

Teens

Teens will spend the day with Julissa Boyce. An educator who teaches grades 7-9 at Huntingdon Valley Christian Academy. She enjoys singing, playing volleyball, ballet and interior design. Her YouTube and Tiktok channels are filled with videos on faith, lifestyle and self-growth, and teaching. She brings a joy and energy to whatever topic she’s teaching or talking about.

Design & Photography Tips for Creating Impacting Promos and Resources – April 30

April 30, 2023

9:00 am

Zoom

Kelly Coe is the Director of Communication for the Columbia Union Conference, Columbia, Maryland. She serves principally as project coordinator, production director, brand identity manager, webmaster, art director and designer of the Visitor magazine. Working with photographers and art directing photo shoots is what she enjoys most about her job. Researching and implementing new technologies to facilitate efficient communication practices is also a passion of hers.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January

14 – Winsome Witnessing Live Kick Off (Zoom)

20-22 – Pathfinder Retreat

28 – Area Level PBE

29 – Women’s and Family Ministries Training  (Mission & Evangelism Center)

February

5 – Optimize Your Church’s YouTube Channel for Evangelism Training (Zoom)

11 – Conference Level PBE

18 – Marriage One-day Conference (Gettysburg)

26 – She Shares Women’s Event (Mission & Evangelism Center)

March

2-4 – Music Fest at BMA

5 – Content Evangelism for Digital Missionaries Training (Zoom)

11 – Union Level PBE

18 – Global Youth Day

25-26 – Biblical Discipleship Training (Mission & Evangelism Center)

26 – Princess Tea (Pittsburg)

April

31-2 – Adventurer Family Retreat

15 – Women’s Retreat, Hershey, Pa. with tracks for young adults and teens!

21-22 – Division Level PBE

22-23 – Biblical Discipleship Training (Mission & Evangelism Center)

28-30 – BMA Alumni Weekend

30 – Design and Photo 101 Training (Mission & Evangelism Center)

May

5-6 – BMA Spring Concert/Home Show

6 – Family Conference

7 – Pathfinder Fair/Adventurer Fun Day

19-21 – Master Guide Campout, Kamp Keystone

21 – Mission Trip to BMA

26-27 – BMA Graduation

June

3 – CORE Graduation

9-17 – Camp Meeting at BMA

18-25 – Adventure Camp at Laurel Lake

23-25 – Hispanic Camp Meeting at BMA

25-July 1 – Junior Camp at Laurel Lake

July

2-9 – Tween Camp at Laurel Lake

19-23 – Family Camp at Laurel Lake

August

11-13 – Hispanic Youth Rally

September

8-10 – Women’s Retreat at Laurel Lake

10 – Adventurer Family Picnic

16 – World Pathfinder Day

22-24 – Hispanic Women’s Retreat

October

6-8 – Pathfinder Camporee at Laurel Lake

29 – Constituency Session

November

4 – Youth Rally at BMA

4 – Parent Rally at Mission & Evangelism Center

10-12 – Pathfinder & Adventurer Leadership Retreat at Laurel Lake

December

15-17 – Young Adult Retreat at Refreshing Mountain