The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is made up of about 415 churches, which serve nearly 103,000 members in 16 counties. Led by Bishop John Schol, the Conference’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Donate much-needed men’s underwear briefs to Philadelphia prison inmates for Easter

Each inmate arriving into the Philadelphia Prison System is given ONE pair of underwear. Can you imagine living with only one pair of underwear? Head Chaplain Carmelo Urena serves about ...

Bishop to discuss new appointment-making process, Jan. 24

“I have always experienced making appointments as a sacred act filled with prayer, listening, conversation and discernment,” writes Bishop John Schol in a letter to EPAUMC clergy this week. He ...

New Pocono Plateau director seeks to learn in order to lead

Carmen O’Shea, new director of Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center, shared in a letter to campers, friends and supporters, the joy of her new ministry assignment, as she settles ...

James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders

James Salley, known by some as “Mr. Africa University,” has been with the United Methodist institution in Zimbabwe since it was in the embryonic stage. In its nearly 30-year history, AU ...

Bishops, others denounce WCA’s vaccine plan

Virus, visas pose dual challenges to global General Conference Story updated Jan. 20 to include additional statements from bishops, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition and WCA’s Africa coordinator. United Methodist ...

Filipino churches step up after super typhoon

After the Rev. Apriniel Salmon witnessed his first super typhoon, he headed out to check on families reeling from the disaster. On the morning of Dec. 17, sunrise unveiled the great ...

AJ Levine returns to introduce us to witnesses at Jesus’ cross

Register now and be among the first 25 to receive the AJ Levine’s new book free! The Eastern PA Conference Congregational Development Team (CDT) Book Club will welcome back in ...

Good leadership requires challenge, failure, practice

You have probably heard the saying “practice makes perfect.” There is a lot of truth to that. Of course, if you are practicing the wrong thing, you may be perfecting the opposite of what you are trying to achieve...

New Conference Lay Leader nominations sought

As David Koch concludes his second four-year term as Eastern PA Conference Lay Leader, the Conference Board of Lay Ministry is seeking willing, qualified and service-oriented nominees to succeed him ...