Poetry of R.S. Thomas subject of new book by retired clergyperson

A Masterwork of Doubting-Belief; R. S. Thomas and His Poetry is a new book by by John G. McEllhenney, retired clergyperson of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. R. S. Thomas (1913-2000) was… Read more

June 2013 Financial Update

  Conference Budget – Schedules A & B Please reference Schedule A and Schedule B for a summary of the conference budget for June 2013. As a result of the… Read more

A Call for Prayer

Grace and peace to the Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences.  I have just heard about the “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.  He was the Florida man on… Read more

Reflections on the United Methodist Ministers with Disabilities after the July 10-12th Meeting

Bishop Peggy Johnson attended the Ministry with Persons with Disabilities meeting, July 10-12, with EPA representatives, Rev.Dave Goss (left) and Rev. Paul Crikelair (right). by Bishop Peggy Johnson How wonderful… Read more

BUMP and BMCR award scholarships

STANDING PROUDLY TO SUPPORT OUR YOUTH, members of Philadelphia’s Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) and Black United Methodist Preachers (BUMP) pose with the 2013 BUMP/BMCR Scholarship winners and their… Read more

Five tips to get through the summer exodus

by Suzy Keenan Traditionally, Memorial Day begins the dreaded summer season – the exodus of worshippers as they drift away for vacations far (and near).  Worship and Sunday School attendance… Read more

Casa del Pueblo leads support for Imagine No Malaria

Pastor Luky Cotto helps children with prizes at Casa del Pueblo’s community fair, which raised $1000 for Imagine No Malaria. By Suzy Keenan* Members of Casa del Pueblo, a United… Read more