No Spiritual Vitality, No Vital Congregation

Bishop Young Jin Cho, Episcopal Leader of the UMC’s Virginia Conference, delivered this keynote address at the 2016 Lenten Day Apart for clergy members

Glenn Colliver

Glenn Colliver, 88, longtime lay member to Annual Conference, died Feb. 9, 2016. A member of Lansdale UMC, he served on conference and district committees and was Conference Historian and… Read more

General Conference 2016 logo and theme: Therefore Go

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Praising God in Worship at General Conference

Let us continue to pray for General Conference 2016 (May 10-20, 2016). We need to lift up the ministry of worship, in both music and message, at the conference and pray that it edifies each person present and all of us together.

The Rev. John Ness

We have been notified of the death of the Rev. John Ness, a Retired Full Elder, who passed away on January 30, 2016. He was 81 and lived in Fawn… Read more

Grace Southwell McIntire

Grace Southwell McIntire (nee Hallman), 91, died Feb. 10, 2016. She served 32 years as a member to Annual Conference from the former Tacony UMC in Philadelphia. Grace joined Neshamony… Read more


How will you celebrate Black History Month?

Here are some ideas for celebrating black history and culture in February and throughout the year. Please write to us and let us know what your church does, either before… Read more

Multi-Ethnic Group Of People Holding Alphabet To Form Health

Health & Healing Council needs your input by Feb. 22

The Eastern PA Conference’s Health and Healing Council needs just a few minutes of your time to do a lot of good. They have designed a short, simple survey questionnaire… Read more

Many receive a cross of ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday, an ancient symbol of our humanity.

Why ashes? Connecting to who we are and who we can be

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Repent, and believe the gospel.” Many Eastern PA Conference churches will welcome worshippers for Ash Wednesday service Feb. 10—most… Read more

Alaska. Unalakleet Evangelical Covenant Church. Snow covered church and streets at mid winter.

What if you need to cancel Lent, or Easter?!

There are times when it is simply not safe to try to gather for worship, even if it is on Easter or one of these other Holy Days. But the choirs, the children, the praise band and countless others have worked hard for months preparing

Philadelphia United Methodist Mass Choir, comprising singers from several local, predominantly black UM churches.

Preaching with Power: UM Night worship to feature Bishop Fisher, new mass choir

Janes Memorial UMC in Philadelphia will host what promises to be a powerful worship experience in sermon and song on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 PM. “Preaching with Power” will… Read more