Oxford VBS

Church receives foundation grant for local ministries

Oxford UMC recently received a grant of $3,900 from the Clyde P. and Katherine B. Alexander Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation to support its local outreach ministries.  Foundation President and… Read more

Jim Ford

Laity Session to spotlight ministry

The Eastern PA Conference Laity Session, preceding Annual Conference on June 16, will feature a remarkable servant-leader whose life may well exemplify the conference theme…

Ann Jacob, reserve delegate from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, reads a statement on church unity adopted by the Global Young People's Convocation and Legislative Assembly. She presented the statement adopted in July 2015 during the afternoon plenary on May 18 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference May 18 in Portland, Ore.

General Conference struggles to keep the UMC united 

The 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20, was a dramatic, sweeping marathon of legislation, celebration and demonstrations, and it was one for the ages. In keeping with the… Read more

Conference resolutions propose advocacy and new policies

Conference resolutions propose advocacy and new policies

A new process for episcopal endorsements, revised Safe Sanctuaries and sexual harassment policies, and a new policy for secure usage of church computers and the Internet are among the 21… Read more

Rev. Thom White Wolf Fassett

Remember, Repent, Rejoice! Annual Conference 2016

The 230th Annual Session of the Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 16-18, at the Lancaster Marriott Hotel and Convention Center,  will have some special features, including one that will… Read more


Commentary: Real hope for the church

In the days after the 2016 General Conference, the Rev. Jeremy Steele writes that he has “a great hope for The United Methodist Church which, I am told, is an odd sentiment to have…” Read more