`The day I lost Momma’

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Bishop James E. Swanson Sr., who preached at our Annual Conference Service of Ordination and Commissioning in May, offers a poignant remembrance… Read more

CONAM members, including the Rev. Gary Jacabella (center with hands raised), sing at Annual Conference 2015 during their presentation about children who attended, died and are buried at the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School. (Sabrina Daluisio photo)

A Call to Repentance and Reconciliation

“The Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous People” asks us to “recognize the harm inflicted by the Church and celebrate the gifts indigenous people bring to the Church.”… Read more

Opportunity to Support a Southeast District Family

Dear Southeast District Laity and Clergy, The District Office received word  yesterday about the Bigas Family. We give thanks and praise that the entire family was able to escape the… Read more

The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church calls us to work for a world free from mass killings.

Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence

“Prayers of mercy and comfort for those in Roseburg, Oregon.” But is that all we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the families of the teachers and… Read more

Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation signs a proclamation declaring the second Monday of October as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Witnessing the signing is the Rev. Billie Nowabbi, a retired pastor in the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.

Churchgoers join push to rename Columbus Day

Should the second Monday in October celebrate Christopher Columbus? A number of United Methodists, including some in Philadelphia, say no. Church members have joined efforts in Oklahoma and other parts… Read more

An Appeal for Prayers, Donations for South Carolina

An Appeal for Prayers, Donations for South Carolina

Bishop Peggy Johnson asks Eastern PA Conference churches to please offer generous prayers and donations to support our sisters and brothers in South Carolina who are trying to rebound from… Read more

Rev. Dai Morgan

United Methodists Conduct Prayer Breakfast for State Lawmakers

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Twenty-five guests and religious leaders gathered at Grace UMC…  Read more

Soul Care Initiative Workshop

The Soul Care Initiative is a program of Just Peace in Washington DC. Chaplain David Smith will lead us in this time of learning the unique culture of the armed services and… Read more

“October is a special time to say thanks to our pastors”

By Barbara A. Stein, Lay Leader, Salem UMC, Orwigsburg, PA October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Pastors should be appreciated all the time, not just for one month. Pray for your… Read more

David Brown

“Serving amidst the papal frenzy”

When I was in seminary, I was one of those part-time students whose day job was spent writing jingles and ad campaigns in one of Philly’s ad agencies. I remember… Read more