UM activist for justice dies

Anne Ewing, 78, a longtime, active member of First UMC of Germantown and a recipient of its Racial and Social Justice Award, died of cancer March 17. She was a… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: Conquering death and fear

In a recent interview on National Public Radio Gene Kopf talked about his 14-year-old daughter Abigail who was nearly killed in a recent mass shooting… Read more on the Bishop’s Blog

General Conference 2016 logo and theme: Therefore Go

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Pray for those who may determine NEJ episcopal areas

Pray for those who may determine NEJ episcopal areas. On the fifth day of General Conference there is a gathering of the Interjurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy…

Eastern PA giving to Africa University exceeds 100%

The Eastern PA Conference’s generous apportioned giving in 2015 is celebrated in two recent newsletters published by the Africa University Development Office at the UMC’s General Board of Higher Education… Read more

Opening of the first Greater Lebanon Area LifeTree Cafe

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The West Lebanon, Annville Cleona Connection church group is pleased to announce that the first Lebanon area LifeTree Cafe will be opening on Tuesday, April 5,… Read more

Mid-Town Parish welcomes new home at long last!

A long, long-awaited, hoped-for, prayed-for, yearned-for moment finally arrived March 10 and 11, when Mid-Town Parish UMC in Philadelphia received its modular, pre-fabricated buildings that will soon become its new… Read more

February 2016 EPA Financial Update

Overall, EPA will bill $17.5 million to its churches in 2016, $10.9 million for benefits and insurance, and $6.6 million for Conference and Denomination ministries. Of this amount, the EPA churches have paid $2.1 million to the Conference through February 2016, slightly ahead of the payment rate for 2015. The Connectional Ministries Fund received $441 thousand, or 12% of the annual billed amount. Read more

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Prayers for our church and its global Discipline

Prayers for our church and its global Discipline–At our General Conference, which will be held in Portland, Oregon (May 10-20), there will be conversation about a Global Book of Discipline.

Rev. Richard Voigt

We were just informed of the death of the Rev. Richard Voigt, 83, Retired Elder, who passed away on February 19, 2016. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his… Read more

Eastern PA leader comments on Bishops' accountability covenant

Eastern PA leader comments on Bishops’ accountability covenant

“Accountability is a fundamental way of life among the people called Methodists,” said Philadelphia Area Bishop Peggy Johnson in a just-published UM News Service story on a task force recommendation… Read more