The Rev. George E. Darby, August 2014

The Rev. George E. Darby, 64, of Akron, an Elder in the EPA Conference, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Lancaster General Hospital. Rev. Darby was an ordained minister… Read more

A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities

Bishop Peggy Johnson (see photo at left from the documentary) has a lead interview as part of an extraordinary documentary by Diva Communications on creating places in faith communities for persons… Read more

Crisis Preparation and Response Plan for EPAUMC churches

Be Prepared for a Crisis Not if, but when – A crisis can happen anytime, anywhere.  It is therefore important to have an action plan in place before a crisis happens. … Read more

Congregational Development Resources

New Church Start Process CDT Language regarding starting new churches and ministries The Emergent Model of Starting New Faith Communities – Policies and Guidelines Covenant Relationship between CDT and Redevelopment… Read more

Central District Worship Conference - Audience Singing

District offers training to bridge conflict, cultures

Attendees at the “Leading from the Heart” Worship Conference, Sept. 6, at Paoli UMC, learn a new style to an old hymn, taught by Mark Miller, who co-led the conference… Read more

UM Day at the Phila. Zoo draws a crowd

United Methodist Day at the Philadelphia Zoo, Aug. 16, was a great success as hundreds of conference members and guests flocked to the nation's oldest zoo amid thousands of other… Read more

The Rev. Samuel H. Stoner, August 2014

The Rev. Samuel H. Stoner, 102, formerly of Lykens and Manheim, Pa., passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy…. Read more

Church offers drive-thru prayer ministry, every Wednesday 4:30 PM – 6 PM

St. John’s UMC in Ivyland embarked on a new ministry three weeks ago: Drive-thru Prayer. Every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 pm we set up a canopy in front of… Read more

August: A Season of Transition for Youth and Young Adults

In the middle of August the end of summer break is near. That end can be stressful and challenging since many issues become, salient such as: For Youth Beginning another… Read more

United Methodist Church Responds to Ebola

United Methodist Bishop John K. Yambasu, Chairman of the Religious Leaders Task Force, demonstrates a new way of greeting instead of the traditional handshake. New traditions are being created to… Read more