Simulation opens district members’ eyes, hearts to poverty

Simulation opens district members’ eyes, hearts to poverty

Of the more than 100 people who filled the bustling fellowship hall of Grace UMC in Pen Argyl on Saturday, March 12, many were rushing about with nervous tension, getting… Read more

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Understanding poverty

A devotional for the Northeast District’s Tools for Ministry Poverty Simulation, March 12, 2016 by the Rev. Candy LaBar

My friends, we live in a foolish world. (Well, at least as scripture describes it.) Why do I say that? Because of Proverbs.   Read more

Mid-Town Parish to dedicate new home June 19

Mid-Town Parish to dedicate new home June 19

After months of preparation, Mid-Town Parish UMC in Philadelphia will dedicate its long-awaited new church home with a worship celebration on Sunday, June 19, at 3 PM. The pre-fab building,… Read more

Pre-surgery hospital wedding requires all hearts on deck

Pre-surgery hospital wedding requires all hearts on deck

LancasterOnline keeps publishing heartwarming feature stories about United Methodists in our conference (probably because we’re such heartwarming folks); and we keep posting links to them in our Website’s new Methodists… Read more

Harriet Tubman’s Methodist & PA connections

Harriet Tubman’s Methodist & PA connections

The U.S. Treasury Department announced April 20 that Harriet Tubman—known as the Moses of her people—will replace President Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill. Many American schoolchildren… Read more

Call to Prayer for GC2016: Social Issues

Among the most important but also the most controversial part of General Conference every four years is the conversation about social issues.  United Methodists of good will are at different… Read more

Bishops sign GBCS Mother’s Day campaign letter

Bishops sign GBCS Mother’s Day campaign letter

Bishop Peggy Johnson has joined other bishops in signing a letter to Congress prepared by the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) as part of its new Mother’s Day… Read more

Opening our hearts to undocumented brothers and sisters

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Last June, faith leaders, immigrants, and others concerned about justice, gathered for prayer vigils…  Read more

March 2016 EPA Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through March 2016.  Read more

‘Encounter’ ministers to youth, young adults

St. Matthew’s UMC of Valley Forge hosted an encore of “The Encounter” on Saturday, April 2, a creative faith-sharing and fellowship event designed for youth and young adults. The last… Read more