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.

Federal EPA to offer churches free energy efficiency trainings

The Rev. Zachary Hopple, pastor of Christ UMC Lansdale, wants Eastern PA Conference churches to know about free, upcoming Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training events to help churches save on ...

‘Building Communities of Hope and Joy’ at Mission u

“God’s desire for us is to build communities of hope and joy.” The Eastern PA Conference United Women in Faith (formerly United Methodist Women) invite all to join in exploring ...

An invitation to learning for ministry: Laity Academy, Aug. 5-6

Registration is open for Session 1 of the 2022 Laity Academy, scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday, August 5–6, in-person, onsite at Cedarville UMC in Pottstown. Session 2 will happen online ...

Help Is On the Way!

Everywhere I drive my car these days—and I drive a lot!— I encounter potholes in the road—huge, crater-like, car-swallowing potholes. And nobody seems to be doing anything about it.  There’s ...

Church welcomes neighbors into its ‘spiritual home’

“Welcome Home.” One sees that greeting written down at First UMC in Media and on its website. But now members are also saying it more, as they welcome new and ...

Local Pastors Licensing School to begin in August

The Eastern PA Conference’s next Local Pastor Licensing School will begin August 19 and run eight weekends total until Oct. 8. That includes six weekends total of in-class modules, again ...

Carson Simpson Farm to host Worship Fest, Oct. 15

Carson Simpson Farm in Hatboro, EPA’s Philadelphia-area Camp & Retreat Center, will host a free, lively, half-day, outdoor worship festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 12 to 5 PM. WorshipFest ...

COSROW to host event on women’s heart health, June 25

EPA’s Commission on the Status & Role of Women (COSROW) will shed light this month on a topic too long lost in the shadows of medical ignorance: heart illness in ...

New Certified Lay Ministers persevere together while apart

Six new Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) “graduated” in a Service of Recognition June 5,  at Salem UMC in Orwigsburg. After months of class sessions on Zoom, they met each other ...