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 Peggy A. Johnson, the Conference’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Cabinet Priorities for Mission

Message from Bishop John Schol: Survey Response

Dear Friends in Christ,

You are called, chosen as disciples, leaders and congregations to go into the community and world to bear fruit. A powerful purpose for your life...

Time to share Christmas greetings with inmates again

Imagine what it would be like to be behind bars this Christmas, with limited contact with family and friends.  Receiving a card with an encouraging note that shares the message ...

Next Urban Summit to focus on victims, ‘co-victims’ of violence, Sept. 25

Honoring Victims and Co-victims* of Violence: An Urban Mini-Summit The Eastern PA Conference Urban Commission will sponsor an Urban Mini-Summit on urban violence on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 10 AM to ...

CONAM busily advocates for Native American justice concerns

The Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) remains one of the Eastern PA Conference’s busiest groups, participating in recent activities and planning more to come. Several members hosted a display ...

October 1-2 Laity Academy now online only

Diana Wrisley, Dean of the 2021 Laity Academy, announced Sept. 9 that all classes for the Oct 1-2 academy session will be held online only, using Zoom video-conferencing. Classes intended to be held in-person at various churches are now canceled.

United Methodists pitch in with Afghan resettlement

With the recent tumultuous end of the 20-year Afghan war, tens of thousands of Afghans are arriving in the U.S., and United Methodists are part of the massive effort to help them make a fresh start. Learn more...

COVID-19 vaccination named missional priority

A United Methodist leadership body declared increasing vaccinations against COVID-19 a denomination-wide “missional priority.” Read story

Despite Ebola lessons, COVID-19 challenges Africans

Health officials across Africa are struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, despite lessons learned in the fight against Ebola. As with the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, they are ...

Hurricane Ida takes out church buildings

After ripping through parts of the Caribbean, Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc across southeast Louisiana early this week, including United Methodist-owned buildings among its targets. But the historic storm continued its ...