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.

UM Advocacy in PA has new coordinator

Joyce M. Davis, a respected journalist and non-profit CEO who serves as the Lay Leader of the Susquehanna Conference, will coordinate state legislative advocacy on behalf of the three Pennsylvania ...

Europeans make plans for separation

United Methodists in Europe are beginning to make plans for what happens if a proposal for the denomination’s separation wins General Conference approval. Several European annual conferences have indicated plans ...

Heritage Sunday, May 23, focus: Racism in Methodist history

From the UMC General Commission on Archives & History “Heritage Sunday shall be observed on Aldersgate Day (May 24), or the Sunday preceding that date. The day provides an opportunity ...

Urban evangelism expert to teach at Eastern PA’s AC 2021

Eastern PA Annual Conference members will learn from a leading author and professor in contemporary evangelism during their 2021 annual session on Zoom and Facebook Live, on Friday, May 21, at ...

2020 State of the Church Report: Blessed is the Church

United Methodist Office of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 4, 2021 Nashville: The United Methodist Church has continued to carry out its mission despite the unique challenges and uncertainties of ...

Grants go to fight COVID-19 in India

The United Methodist Committee on Relief will assist two partners in India to provide ventilators, hospital beds, money and more to help combat the dire COVID-19 crisis there.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the capacities of national and global health systems, as it has for more than a year... Read More

Bishops: No episcopal elections until 2022

The Council of Bishops held fast to its plans to delay electing any new leaders until after the postponed General Conference, despite some delegates’ calls for elections this year. Read More

WCA plans new denomination

The Wesleyan Covenant Association met in person and online April 30-May 1, continuing to plan for a new, traditionalist Methodist denomination and passing a resolution criticizing three United Methodist bishops for recent appointment-making decisions. Read More

Eastern PA to hold 2nd online Annual Conference May 20-22

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[THIS STORY WAS UPDATED MARCH 30, FOLLOWING A COUNCIL OF BISHOPS MEETING.]