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Parish Secretaries’ Seminar: Other Duties As Assigned

October 8 - October 9


Dear Parish Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Office Administrators, or Office Assistants:

Are you ready for an informative and fun couple of days? Then join us at our annual Parish Secretaries’ Seminar which will be held October 8 and 9, 2019 at the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn, located in Bird-in-Hand, PA. The Bird-inHand Family Inn is located close to Lancaster attractions and outlet shopping and the welcoming atmosphere is another “plus”. Our meals will all be at the smorgasbord, which changes daily at each meal.

The Parish Secretaries Seminar is a one and a half day ecumenical, educational, non-profit seminar designed to provide opportunities to strengthen work skills needed in the modern office, to network with other secretaries/administrators, and to grow Spiritually.

Finances are a concern for many churches, so we do everything we can to keep costs down. The cost for this year’s seminar is again just $250, which includes one night’s lodging (double occupancy), five meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday), presenter fees, and workshop materials.

This year’s theme is “Other Duties As Assigned.” 

Michele Barra and Sammy Kelly will present Media Management: “Can / Use This?”, which will demonstrate the use of multiple websites which supply free photo content, share basic graphic design techniques, overview of social media platforms, and more. Pastor D. Michael Bennethum will present Transitions: “How Do You Role?”, what is our role during transitions of Pastors, Church Councils, and Staff.

The enclosed registration form, along with your payment, must be received by July 19, in order to receive the early registration discount. Please make checks payable to Parish Secretaries’ Seminar. Send your completed form and payment to: Melody Scheffler, 1915 E. Pennsylvania Street, Allentown, PA 18109. NO registrations can be accepted after August 16.

We are limited to seventy (70) registrations, so please send in your registration as early as possible to avoid being left out.

Refunds (less a $50 processing fee) are available before July 19. For cancellations made between July 19 and August 16, half of the registration fee will be refunded. We will be unable to offer refunds for any cancellations received after August 16. If you find you must cancel your registration, please contact Melody Scheffler at 610504-9355.





October 8
October 9


Bird-In-Hand Family Inn
2740 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505 United States
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(717) 768-1100