UMPIP pension accounts to allow Roth contributions

Beginning on January 1, 2016 participants may now make Roth contributions to their UMPIP accounts. You will receive a communication from the General Board of Pension and Health benefits in… Read more

Rev. Jim Walker standing next to whiteboard diagram

Building community one word at a time

Clergy members of the Southeast District gathered at the Malvern Retreat House Monday, Sept. 21, for a day apart to be renewed and inspired by the Rev. Jim Walker, an… Read more

FaithTrust Executive Director Jane Fredricksen teaches a group at the Safe and Healthy Churches training event in June how to develop protocols to protect and assist victims of domestic violence.

Shine a light on domestic violence in October

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Is your church planning any activities or ministries to shine a light on this widespread, devastating problem that lurks in silent shadows of… Read more

The Rev. Russell E. Walters

The Rev. Russell E. Walters passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. He was a full clergy member of the Eastern PA Annual Conference who retired in 1996. Rev. Walters… Read more

Money on My Mind

Five years out of college and it seems like just yesterday I was walking into the classrooms, studying accounting and looking forward to my post grad life and responsibilities. Well,… Read more

The Rev. William T. “Ted” Bach

The Rev. William T. “Ted” Bach, a retired elder,  passed away on Sept. 15.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the Rev. Lorelei M. Bach, by their… Read more

Conference launches new Imagine No Malaria campaign

The Eastern PA Conference has embarked on a new, short-term Imagine No Malaria campaign to build broad awareness and financial support for the life-saving mission to eradicate the deadly disease… Read more

2015 Annual Conference, Adjourned Session

Register by Sept. 30 for Annual Conference Adjourned Session

September 30 is the deadline to register in advance for the Nov. 14 Adjourned Session of the 2015 Annual Conference. The session will be held at Bethany UMC’s Macungie campus,… Read more

“Fulfilling Our Covenant” Capital Campaign September Update

Resolution 2012-21 Second Tier Dear Church Leader: If your church has pledged and is meeting its commitment to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s “Fulfilling Our Covenant” Capital Campaign, we earnestly thank… Read more

Arch Street to open hearts, minds, doors during Pope’s visit

“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” is the UMC’s current slogan, a memorable phrase that asserts who we are and what we offer. Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia open its… Read more