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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Church invites all to come ‘Help Build Hope’ again

Bethel Hill United Methodist Church in Lansdale invites all to come “Help Build Hope” April 5-7 through an inspiring homebuilding mission project jointly sponsored with Christ United Methodist Church Lansdale. The annual, weekend project began in 2021, when the Covid ...

Churches honor Black History Month in special ways

A number of Eastern PA churches, especially in Philadelphia, saved the best for last by culminating their Black History Month celebrations on the last Sunday of February. There were oral and visual presentations of African diaspora history and culture, remarkable ...

Undies for Easter: An act of love and a new challenge

People are responding to our Undies for Easter campaign to provide needed underwear for those entering incarceration in Philadelphia. We are halfway towards our goal for 2.000 total packages of underwear purchased. Thanks to all who have participated thus far! But ...

EPA’s takes steps on its Path Towards Wholeness

The Eastern PA (EPA) and Greater New Jersey (GNJ) conferences share a common goal and collaborative strategies to End the Sin of Racism*. While GNJ calls its endeavor a Journey of Hope, for EPA it’s “A Path Towards Wholeness,” the ...

Busy pastors can benefit from monthly spiritual retreats

Each month on the first Wednesday, EPA Clergy are invited to stop and take some time for themselves to re-generate, to connect with God, and to just “breathe.” The next half-day Clergy Spiritual Retreat is scheduled for March 6, 12:30 ...

Urban Summit Imagines New Horizons

In the serene setting of Jarrettown United Methodist Church in Dresher, PA, a groundswell of passion and purpose filled the air February 5, as over 78 clergy from the urban heartlands of Eastern Pennsylvania and Greater New Jersey gathered for ...

Use Breakthrough’s new Lenten worship series to guide your church ‘Through the Valley’

Thanks to the new 2024 Breakthrough Worship Series, many churches in Eastern PA and Greater New Jersey started the New Year digging into the “Roots” of their faith to find nourishment from our shared spiritual legacy as the people called ...

Program connects churches with student pastors for mutual benefits

Mosaic Ministries expands to EPA and seeks to revive culture of the call. NOTE: The Rev. Kate Monahan invites all to attend an information session for local church leaders to learn about Mosaic Ministries via Zoom on Thursday, February 15, ...

3 Tools for Ministry academies will offer learning for leaders

Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.  —Proverbs 3:13 Several hundred lay and clergy members of Eastern PA will spend three brief but full Saturday mornings in February and March drilling down into a deep well in ...