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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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UMCOR responding to Hurricane Dorian’s destruction

UMCOR starts efforts for Bahamas relief   UPDATE: Read a new report on destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and initial disaster relief efforts by UMCOR and the Bahamas… Read more

Latino Camp celebrates faith, family, fun

Nearly 75 children and youth, from 3rd to 12th-graders, came from Latino churches across the Eastern PA Conference to revel in learning, laughter, love of nature, lessons of life, heart-lifting… Read more

Latino caucus addresses U.S., UMC conflicts

Racism, gun violence, the immigration crisis and internal clashes in The United Methodist Church were discussed at the 48th annual assembly of the Hispanic-Latino United Methodist caucus Aug. 1-4, in… Read more

United Methodist News

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9th Annual North District Laity Academy

September 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Fall 2019 Session Methodists United (EPA Mission Link in Shamokin area) is a partnership of 11 United Methodist congregations located in the greater Shamokin area in the North District. We… Read more

Hopewell UMC’s “Planting Seeds for Ministry Growth”

September 21, 2019

Transformative leadership training for lay and clergy, designed to empower local congregations. Keynote Speaker: Jen Hatmaker Jen Hatmaker is an American Christian author, speaker, blogger, and television presenter. She and… Read more

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ERT (Early Response Team) Training

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am

The Eastern PA Conference Disaster Response ministry team will sponsor in partnership with Grove UMC an ERT training event . The event is scheduled for September 21, from 8:00 AM… 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.