On Fire! Pentecost Worship

On Fire! Pentecost Worship

Renowned church music and worship director Marcia McFee says the metaphor of a church on fire is a good one for the day of Pentecost, which begins for Christians on Pentecost Sunday, May 15. “Pentecost Sunday represents an… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: “Fire, Wind and Stones”

Pentecost in 2016 happens during the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, on May 15.   It is the birthday of the church, a commemoration of the day when the power of… Read more

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Celebrate church history on Heritage Sunday

On United Methodist Heritage Sunday this year, May 22, we can rejoice that we have 15 of the 512 denomination’s recognized historic sites in the Eastern PA Conference. Among them are… Read more


UMC Bishops Adopt Covenant of Accountability

(UMCom) The United Methodist Council of Bishops, meeting in Portland, Ore., voted to adopt a “Covenant of Accountability for the Council of Bishops” and pledged to hold one another accountable… Read more

open arms 2016 ac logoJoin Deacons in preparing UMCOR Health Kits

The United Methodist Church’s General Conference will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Order of Deacons next week; and the Eastern PA Annual Conference will do likewise in June. But… Read more

Cabinet proposes redistricting in 6 town hall meetings

Cabinet proposes redistricting in 6 town hall meetings

Bishop Peggy Johnson, with her Cabinet and staff, completed scheduled town hall meetings in all six districts in April to present their proposal to reduce the conference’s six districts to… Read more

Rev. Erwin E. Boettcher

We received word that the Rev. Erwin E. Boettcher, 89, of Lancaster, passed away on May 2, 2016.  He was on loan to the Eastern PA Conference from the Moravian Church when he… Read more