Conference health insurance update for clergy, staff

From the EPA Conference Benefits Office: We have been experiencing a difficult transition to our new insurance carriers: Independence Blue Cross and United Concordia (UCCI) Dental.  This is due, in part,… Read more

Five Years Keeping faith with Haiti

The Jan. 12, 2010, 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti left more than 200,000 dead; displaced 1.5 million and damaged or destroyed some 300,000 buildings. The United Methodist Church, which lost… Read more

2014 Retirements

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson announces retirement of the following Eastern Pennsylvania Conference clergy members, effective July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. Those listed here are ordained elders, unless they are… Read more

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Mission of Peace to India a ‘journey to Shalom’

The Mission of Peace continues to be a wonderful journey to Shalom.” That’s how Tom Schmidt, Communications Coordinator for the UMC Northeastern Jurisdiction’s Mission of Peace, signed off on a… Read more

Human Trafficking needs greater awareness, response

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day; but it is also observed as part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Week and National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The increasing but… Read more

Malaria hits home for African Bishop

Bishop Gabriel Unda Yemba, leader of the East Congo Episcopal Area, is a wise man with a gentle soul. But he is at war with a merciless enemy: malaria. The disease robbed him of… Read more

An Epiphany Blessing of Homes and Chalking the Door

The Christian season of Epiphany, celebrating Christ’s revelation to the world, began Jan. 6 and continues until Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, followed by the season of Lent. In some parts of the… Read more

Too busy to pray? Find more time in the New Year!

Many make New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives. If you have resolved to spend more time in prayer but are concerned about finding or making the time, this advice… Read more

Bishop Job, who helped people deal with death, dead at 86

Retired Bishop Rueben P. Job, a popular author, editor, mentor, preacher and episcopal leader, died at home among family on Jan. 3, at 86, after a long struggle with heart disease. The author of 20… Read more

News Service poll: Ebola voted top story of 2014

The worst Ebola outbreak in history — along with The United Methodist Church’s mobilization to ease suffering and fight the spread of the deadly virus — was the biggest story… Read more