GCORR TO CHURCH: MEMBERSHIP DECLINE CONNECTED TO RACISM’S IMPACT

ARLINGTON, VA. — The growth of the United Methodist Church and a failure in addressing racism in the denomination are connected. So say members of the General Commission on Religion… Read more

Making a home for the homeless on cold winter nights

More than 150 people engaged in training to become volunteers at the Code Blue Shelter. When winter temperatures dropped below freezing, Bucks County, unlike surrounding counties, did not have a… Read more

Strength: Evelyn Wangui and the Children of Africa Hope Center

by Matthew C. Morgan The milk in her mother’s breasts finally ran dry, and the baby began to cry out. The cries alarmed the neighbors, and the suckling child, Evelyn… Read more

Lighthouse Korean UMC opens new sanctuary

Lighthouse Korean UMC of Philadelphia recently opened new facilities on the whole second floor of the Lighthouse Fellowship United Methodist Church’s education wing. Rev. Byung Woo Cho reported that the… Read more

Rethink Conference Update from Bishop Peggy Johnson

In recent months the leadership of the conference in concert with many of the clergy and laity of EPA have been considering plans to “rethink the annual conference by reducing… Read more

Local Pastor blesses Phillies on opener

United Methodist minister, a priest and a rabbi walk into a ballpark on Opening Day. And they bless the baseballs prior to the Philadelphia Phillies’ home opener at Citizens Bank… Read more

Living Waters UMC cancels church to put faith in action

While cancelling church on Sunday might seem like a radical move that is exactly what the leaders of Living Waters Church did on Sunday, March 21. Spurred by a new, national… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: It wasn’t our fault

On Good Friday I attended a worship service in downtown Philadelphia that was held out on the street near a gun shop.  Read more