Members of the UMC's NEJ College of Bishops (Active and Retired)--Seated (from left): Bishops Peggy Johnson, Latrelle Easterling, Violet Fisher, John Schol and Jane Middleton. Standing (from left): Bishops Jeremiah Park, Ernest Lyght, Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Mark Webb, Sudarshana Devadhar, Thomas Bickerton, Marcus Matthews, Sandra Steiner-Ball and Peter Weaver. John Coleman photo.

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December 2019 Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $3,494,455 through December 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $294 thousand more than budget and $50 thousand… Read more

PA bishops’ statement supports LGBT civil rights act

Bishop Jeremiah Park, leader of the Susquehanna Conference, joined other voices in calling for civil rights protection for LGBT persons at a news conference in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building… Read more

Delegates get foretaste of what’s on the table at GC2020

In a gathering that emphasized the denomination’s impasse over homosexuality, General Conference delegates and other UMC leaders received a preview of some of the proposals that will come before the… Read more

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East District Tools for Ministry

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church in Hatboro Registration: $15 Workshop Sessions: New Evangelism Models: Lessons Learned from Methodist Missions with Native… Read more

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West District Tools For Ministry

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am

March 7th, 2020 Church of the Good Shepherd 1500 Quentin Road, Lebanon, PA 17042 Cost: $10 (Includes Materials, Continental Breakfast & Refreshments) Registration Deadline: February 29th – Walk-ins will be… Read more

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2020 South District Tools for Ministry

March 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern University -Palmer Seminary Campus 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087-3696 Golf Cart Shuttles from Parking Lots Click Here for… 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.