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The United Methodist Church

United in Christ, Committed to Transformation

The Eastern PA Conference of the United Methodist Church is made up of about 415 churches, which serve nearly 103,000 members. Learn more…

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October 2019 EPA Financial Update

Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $2,758,584 through October 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $302 thousand more than budget and $38 thousand less than October 2018…  Read more

Powell to retire as DCM, with Taylor-Storm as successor

Bishop Peggy Johnson announced the retirement of the Rev. Anita Powell as Eastern PA Conference Director of Connectional Ministries (DCM) and the appointment of the Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm as her successor, effective July… Read more

Bishops elect officers, deliberate on 2020 concerns

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey*, who leads the Louisiana Conference, will become president of the UMC’s Council of Bishops in May 2020. Formerly the Council’s secretary and president-designate, she was elected… Read more

United Methodist News

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MissionInsite Training Web-cast

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

When? Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 – 3 PM. Where? In front of your computer or participate in a group at a church’s webcast location. This webcast of MissionInSite basic instruction will… Read more

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Latino Commission Meeting

December 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Latino Commission meeting, Holy Spirit UMC, Philadelphia, 4 PM

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Closed for Christmas Holidays

December 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am

The Conference office will close starting at 10:45 AM on Friday, December 20, for the staff to celebrate Christmas together on that day. The office will remain closed through Wednesday,… Read more



Prepare For Winter’s Wrath

In many places, frigid temperatures and snow are on the way. Even warmer climates can experience freezing and snowfall at least once during the winter. This year, plan ahead so that you are ready to respond to severe winter weather:

  1. Prevent frozen pipes by identifying pipes most likely exposed to freezing temperatures
  2. If heavy snow is expected, have a plan to remove snow and prevent roof damage or collapse
  3. Prepare for weather emergencies by having an emergency kit ready to go

Winter weather can be damaging and dangerous. View the Severe Winter Weather Checklist from Church Mutual’s partner IBHS for more information, or visit our website Ask Risk Control Central to contact one of our professional risk consultants.