Phila. young adults engage in open dialogue over dinner

Twenty-two young adults from the Philadelphia area gathered on Friday evening, Sept. 11, for dinner and an open discussion led by members of the Eastern PA Conference Young Adult Council…. Read more

Spiritual Retreats at Pocono Plateau

Greetings! Pocono Plateau continues to experience the aftermath of last year’s manhunt. Some groups that came annually never rebooked for this year.  Consequently bookings are low. Please consider the dates… Read more

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Hispanic Heritage Month: A time to celebrate and learn

September 15 to October 15 is recognized as Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month both nationally and in The United Methodist Church. Congregations are encouraged to celebrate the importance of Hispanic/Latino culture, traditions… Read more

Welcoming the Stranger: Difficult and Necessary

Welcoming the Stranger: Difficult and Necessary  

“The arrival in Europe of massive numbers of Middle Eastern refugees is causing crises for humanitarian organizations and churches as well as for governments,” writes the head of the United… Read more

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UMCom survey finds changing views on key issues

Study compares attitudes before and after historic Supreme Court decision A new survey from United Methodist Communications found that the United States Supreme Court’s decision in June to allow same-gender… Read more


UMC to Host First-ever North American Evangelism Conference

Denominational leaders, seminary faculty and local church practitioners from the United States and Canada, who either work or teach in the field of evangelism, will convene in Nashville next month… Read more

The Seasons of My Cross

For a good portion of my teen years I fought and wrestled with so many sins, and for a large percentage of that time, I gave in. I still dwell… Read more

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UMCOR, Church & Society respond to refugee crisis

The Rev. Jack Amick, International Disaster Response executive for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), updated Bishop Peggy Johnson this week on the agency’s response to the throngs of… Read more

Mrs. Gladys Fernsler

Mrs. Gladys Fernsler, 66, wife of Mr. Howard Fernsler, Lay Supply Pastor at Minersville UMC passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Actively involved at Minersville UMC, she also did… Read more

Mr. Daniel E. Shirey

We received word of the death of Mr. Daniel E. Shirey, spouse of the Rev. Judy M. Kehler Shirey.  He passed away on September 10, 2015. The viewing and funeral service… Read more