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2016 Delegate Re-Voting Election Announcement

The voting process for 2016 General Conference delegates at the 2015 Annual Conference ran into problems with wifi connectivity, causing several ballots to be retaken. Subsequent analysis of the voting… Read more

Wesley UMC Quarryville

Fast-growing church leaves with property

Faced with no good alternatives, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently negotiated a way for its fastest-growing church to leave the denomination but keep the church property. Theologically conservative Wesley United Methodist Church… Read more

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Leaving a legacy for Camp & Retreat Ministries For some of us, Eastern PA Conference’s Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM) has had a profound impact on our spiritual growth and… Read more

The Congregational Development Team presented Denman Evangelism Awards to The Rev. Maxime Jaouen of Lansdale First UMC (right photo) and John Schadler of Fairless Hills First UMC (left photo). Both recipients were congratulated by the Bishop. (Rev. James Mundell photos)

Two role models receive Denman Evangelism Award

Two extraordinary church leaders who seek to personify Jesus Christ–one of them literally–were honored at Annual Conference with the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, an annual tribute to the spirit and… Read more

Eastern PA Conference's Congregational Development Team with co-founder of Lifetree Cafe

Moving beyond our church walls

One of our four mission foci for The United Methodist Church is “to create new places for new people,” where we can invite others to come experience the Holy Spirit… Read more

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StartingPoint: A new journey together

In a recent study done by the Pew Research Center, “the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing rapidly. Statistics show an increase… Read more

Availability of New Hymn usage

Mr. Michael Gryboski, native and resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, recently took to writing hymns, hoping that his work will be sung in churches across the world and in… Read more

Courageous Space: Coaching and Consulting for Church Leaders

Leadership and Performance Coaching for Church Leaders – Lay & Clergy – is offered by Dan Smith (206-618-5369 or for a special rate of $75 for United Methodist lay… Read more

5 Freebies to Grow Ministry

How often do we get something good that is free? Free as in costs nothing, no strings attached and “on the house?” We’re not talking smoothie samples, mattress trials or… Read more

GCFA Resources for Local Churches

General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Some of the resources for local churches: Accountable Reimbursement Policies Questions and Answers Accountable Reimbursement Sample Expense Voucher Administrative and Judicial Procedures Handbook Cell… Read more