9 tips for communicating with Hispanics and Latinos

Is your church located in a rapidly changing community with an influx of Hispanic and Latino families? Do you wish to reach out to these new residents? Learn more at umcom.org

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Bishops’ task force cites core values for episcopal leadership

The Council of Bishops Task Force on Human Sexuality, Gender and Race has issued a report for members of the Council of Bishops outlining a list of seven core values… Read more

Participating in First UMC Germantown's Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative worship celebration, Jan. 17, were (from left) the Rev. Robert Coombe, pastor, the Rev. F. Willis Johnson, guest preacher, and Bishop Peggy Johnson.

Church leaders talk about race and racism

Churches and groups are continuing to talk about race and racism in the church and society, grappling with an existential problem that may never be fully solved but nonetheless demands… Read more

The Rev. Myron E. “Mike” Steele

The Rev. Myron E. “Mike” Steele, 83, of White Haven, a longtime pastor of Lattimer UMC, died last Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. He served the following churches: Tamaqua: First UMC… Read more

The Rev. Robert L. Linthicum

The Rev. Robert L. Linthicum, a Retired Full Elder, reportedly passed away on January 21, 2016.  He served the following churches: Wesleyan Methodist in Halifax, Wesleyan Methodist in Willow Grove,… Read more

Jonathan Wesley Hall

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

“Enjoy life with your dearly loved spouse all the days of your pointless life that God gives you under the sun – all the days of your pointless life! – because that’s your part to play in this life and in your hard work under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 9:9 CEB

The Rev. Robert E. Nicholson

The Rev. Robert Early Nicholson, age 89, a Retired Full Elder, passed away Jan. 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Joan Brown Nicholson, with whom he shared 57… Read more

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UMC Pensions Board cites sustainability risks in divesting from Israeli firms

Barbara A. Boigegrain, General Secretary of the UMC’s General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, has issued a response to letters of concern and questions she has received from bishops and… Read more

Weather Channel forecast map for Winter Storm Jonas

Preparedness Information for Winter Storm Jonas

It looks like winter has finally arrived. While winter sports enthusiasts are saying “finally!” many of us are saying “aw shucks!” In either case, personal preparedness is important. This storm… Read more

Members of Luz del Pueblo stand and pray together.

Too busy to pray? See tips to find more time

Many people wish they could spend more time in prayer but are concerned about squeezing it in to an already crowded calendar. This advice […] will help you move toward a deeper prayer life. Continue Reading on UMC.ORG