“Open Letter”

My name is Brittany Abdullah I am a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am currently 22 years of age. As a child, I grew up in the church, United Methodist… Read more

Plans for a new faith community on the Southwest District

Starting September 6, the Southwest District will have a new faith community as Jeremy Graeff, an MDiv student at Lancaster Theological Seminary, launches Ember Christian Fellowship. This new faith community… Read more

Pastor’s farewell letter sings all the right notes

‘Tis the season of transition, as many pastors bid farewell to churches they have led, and prepare to move on to new appointments. For some “parting is such sweet sorrow”… Read more

Child Abuse Definition: "The physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child under the age of 18 by a person who is responsible for the child's welfare under circumstances which indicate that the child's health or welfare is harmed or threatened."

Volunteers’ fees for child protective clearances to be waived beginning July 25, 2015

JUNE 18, 2015–Beginning July 1 all prospective volunteers in Pennsylvania who will have direct contact with minors in churches and other venues must provide, in advance, child abuse clearances from the PA Department of Human Services and criminal… Read more

School Funding Protesters

3 PA UM Bishops urge fair public school funding for common good

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is June, and the PA State legislators are discussing the state budget for the coming year.  Budgets are moral documents, in that they… Read more

#moraltakeover, #moralbudget, #fairfundingpa, join us June 20!

Pray, rally for education justice at State Capitol June 20, 24

United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania is urging members of the denomination to fast, pray and rally for education justice Saturday, June 20, and again Wednesday, June 24. United Methodists are… Read more

The Rev. Brian T.L. Hunt, June 2015

The Rev. Brian T.L. Hunt died on May 27, 2015. He served Levittown: Emilie UMC before going into Extension Ministry. He was a chaplain at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, where… Read more

Monthly Financial Report

May 2015 Financial Update

Conference Budget – Schedule A & Schedule B Please reference Schedule A and Schedule B for a summary of the conference budget through May 2015. As a result of the faithful giving of EPA local churches to… Read more

Jim Cruickshank

Conference hires new Treasurer

Philadelphia Area Bishop Peggy Johnson and the Eastern PA  Conference Council on Finance and Administration are pleased to announce the hiring of James E. Cruickshank as Conference Treasurer, starting August… Read more

undated photo of Sonora Smart Dodd, with two Boy Scouts and a Civil War veteran

Father’s Day has Methodist historical ties

To all you dads out there: While you’re relaxing and enjoying tributes on your special day June 21, don’t forget to thank a Methodist for Father’s Day. Two former Methodist Episcopal… Read more