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 John Schol, the Conference’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Seeking ‘faithful stewards of God’s Grace’

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” –-1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) Whether it’s “time, talent and treasure,” ...

Church exits, COVID lead to steep budget cuts

What does a predicted denominational split and an unpredictable pandemic mean for The United Methodist Church’s bottom line? The General Council on Finance and Administration board grappled with that question ...

Professor urges justice for Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women

Ongoing efforts toward “Seeking Justice for Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women” were the focus of a recent talk by Elizabeth Rule, assistant professor of critical race, gender, and cultural studies ...

AU theology graduate returns to serve in East Congo

Faithful United Methodists in the East Congo Conference welcomed home the first student from the conference to graduate from Africa University in Zimbabwe. Pastor Raphaël Makanga Mikuwa received a scholarship ...

CORR promotes support for BIPOC-owned businesses

Read CORR Statement: A Commitment to Support BIPOC-Owned Businesses The EPAUMC Commission on Religion and Race (CORR) is recommending that all conference ministry committees, agencies and administrative bodies join it ...

Methodists remember first Methodist missionary to Korea

Bishop John Schol recently joined bishops of the Korean Methodist Church (KMC) in a special tribute to the first Methodist missionary to Korea, who arrived there on Easter morning in 1885, ...

December webinar series on climate justice

Following the recent U.N. Climate Change Conference in Scotland, a UM agency will host a Climate Justice webinar series in December. Read press release.

Volunteers, donors help make the road to disaster recovery

The road to recovery is long and hard for churches and communities in our region devastated by floods that were unleashed by Hurricane Ida’s remnant storms two months ago. But ...

Bishops offer framework for inclusive church

The Council of Bishops has cast a vision for a future United Methodist Church that transcends the labels many church members use to describe themselves. “We cannot be a traditional ...