Leaders discuss ‘Love and Law in the UMC’

The annual Bishop’s Days on the Districts are intended to enable clergy and laity to dialogue with their episcopal leader. The clergy assembling across six districts throughout October are dialoguing… Read more

NE church’s prayer vigil to end after Frein’s capture

NEWS UPDATE: Mountainhome UMC, located in the Poconos area, will end its daily outdoor prayer vigil Sunday at 12 noon, reported the Rev. John Keretzman, pastor, now that the tense… Read more

October is Retiree Open Enrollment Month

NEW!!  It has come to our attention that more retirees than we imagined would prefer to stay in the EPAUMC Dental Plan for 2015.  To accommodate this, The Board of… Read more

2 UMCom videos spotlight Historic St. George’s

The oldest Methodist church in the U.S. in continuous use, a Philadelphia landmark, gets a close-up in two new, compelling videos produced online by UM Communications (UMCom). Historic St. George’s,… Read more

Incorporating the Local Church

Incorporation Information – Sample articles and bylaws. Visit the GCFA Legal Manual for more information.

Ice bucket challenge aids church’s stewardship

Emilie UMC in Levittown, Pa., recently cashed in on a popular fundraising fad, using it to bolster the congregation ‘s finances and its fellowship. The ice bucket challenge, an online… Read more

Hispanics/Latinos: Peoples of many cultures

Editor’s Note: During National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month people in the U.S. celebrate the heritage, culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the nation and throughout the Americas. September… Read more

Just Resolution Achieved in Same-Gender Wedding Complaint

UMNS photo by Mike Dubose. ​A complaint regarding the same-gender wedding ceremony conducted by clergy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on November 9, 2013, at Arch Street United Methodist Church, was… Read more