The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is made up of nearly 400 churches, which serve over 80,000 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.

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EPA’s hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico continue

The Rev. Nicolas Camacho led his seventh mission team of Eastern PA volunteers to Puerto Rico Nov. 5-12 to help residents there recover from the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in 2018. The ramshackle, storm-damaged house they transformed into ...

World AIDS Day, December 1

2022 THEME: “Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV” World AIDS Day has been observed annually on Dec. 1 since 1988. The day honors all of those who have lost their lives to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and ...

Spotlight: recorded video courses on Safe Sanctuaries and more 

Do your church members who work with young people still need to take EPA’s required Safe Sanctuaries training? If you missed the recent online trainings in September and November, you’re in luck. Video recordings and resources provided in those trainings ...

Times Square Remains a Centerpiece of Advent Advertising

The bustling holiday crowds in Times Square will see an invitation from The United Methodist Church in the weeks leading up to Christmas: join us as we seek out the hope present in God’s love.

What we have here is a need to communicate*

“We speak of these things in words—words not taught by human wisdom, but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.”   –I Corinthians 2:13 “What did you say?” Some of my best ministry ideas have gone ...

Thankful Giving

In all this, I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’  Acts 20:35 ...

Finding ‘God’s next’ for United Methodism

Hundreds gather in Dallas and online for “Space at the Table: Conversations of Hope for the UMC Future.” Organizers said the pandemic and local church disaffiliations were two key reasons prompting such an event. The Nov. 16 gathering featured individual ...

Church provides new home for busy food pantry

“Black Creek UMC is famous for our homemade food!” proclaims the website of the small, friendly church in aptly named Sugarloaf, Pa. “Folks come from all over to try our famous cooking and enjoy a good time with family and ...

Feb. 2023 Book Study:  Tod Bolsinger’s Tempered Resilience

In Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change, Tod Bolsinger, author and leadership expert, will help us explore adaptive leadership qualities we can develop in changing times. Learn how to overcome the external challenges we face and the internal ...