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Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
If you are in eastern Pennsylvania, there is a great chance that you are not more than a few miles away from a United Methodist Church. The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is made up of 463 churches, which serve nearly 125,000 members in 16 counties. The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and its sister Peninsula/Delaware Conference together compose the Philadelphia Area, with nearly 1,000 churches served by Bishop Peggy Johnson.
Led by Bishop Johnson, the Conference's mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Today, this mission is the focus of the conference’s 463 churches, congregations which speak to diverse and multi-generational populations in the many cities, towns, and rural areas throughout our area.
These congregations seek to call persons to new life in Christ, nurture persons to be disciples of Jesus Christ, and address the needs in our communities as well as throughout the world through mission and ministry and by advocating for justice.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference together with the Peninsula-Delaware Conference comprise The Philadelphia Area, with nearly 1,000 churches and 250,000 members.
Eastern Pennsylvania is one of 63 annual conferences in the United States, supervised by 50 bishops. There are another 59 annual conferences in Africa, Europe, and the Philippines, which are supervised by 18 bishops.
Want to learn more about the United Methodist Church? United Methodism 101 (UM101) is a free, basic online course (also available in printed format) designed for new United Methodists and anyone wanting to know more about the denomination, as well as long-time United Methodists who would like to check their basic knowledge of the church. Each of the four modules in this course contains many interactive features and takes about one hour to complete at the participant's leisure.
Facts about the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference:
Counties in The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northhampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Schuykill
Cities in The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference: Lebanon, Hazleton, Pottsville, Shamokin, Chester, Coatesville, Philadelphia, Doylestown, Reading, West Chester, Allentown, Bethlehem, Quakertown, Stroudsburg, Norristown, Lancaster, Levittown, Pottstown.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church
Mailing address: P.O. Box 820, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0820
Location: 980 Madison Ave., Norristown, PA 19403
Telephone: 1-800-828-9093 or 610-666-9090