Former East District Pastor Julia Singleton Shares Commissioning Experience

The Rev. Julia Singleton, a local pastor at Christ UMC in Middletown, was commissioned a Provisional Elder July 17, during Annual Conference. She shares what that life-changing experience was like from… Read more

Korean Churches travel to Dominican Republic

Pastors and members of Lighthouse Korean (in Glenside) and Bensalem Korean UMCs joined a New Jersey Korean church in May on a first-time mission trip to the burgeoning city of Santiago, in… Read more

Solid Rock UMC, East District Mission Project

Phila. church restoring vitality with help from its district

Historic Solid Rock UMC in Philadelphia (at 199 E. Tabor Road) has a new pastor, but it’s restoring its old, more familiar name, St. James UMC, just as the church… Read more

3 UM clergy arrested for sit-in protest over wages at PHL

3 UM clergy arrested for sit-in protest over wages at PHL

About a dozen clergy leaders staged a sit-in protest for higher wages at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, July 21, and were briefly arrested. Among them were: the Rev. David… Read more

UM clergy close both political conventions in prayer

UM clergy close both political conventions in prayer

Two UM clergymen are part of the prayer life of both national political conventions happening this month in the U.S. presidential race. And both get to play their key roles… Read more

Grateful

Grateful!

Bishop Peggy Johnson’s Blog: At the United Methodist Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in Lancaster, Pa., July 11-15, our demonstration of hospitality exceeded my wildest expectations!   Read more

Disharmony felt in key resolutions, relations at NEJ Conference

Reflection by The Rev. Jeffrey Raffauf: The NE Jurisdictional Conference was a unique experience for me. I understood going in the importance of this body…  Read more

Rev. Tracy Bass

Call to action against racism: Are we really going to do this?

“We will all have to repent, not merely for the hateful words and actions of bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”  Read more

Delegates share glimpses, reactions to NEJ Conference

Delegates share glimpses, reactions to NEJ Conference

The Eastern PA Conference sent 21 delegates to the UMC’s Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, July 11-15, in Lancaster, Pa., determined to learn something about the art of quilting. After two days… Read more

The Rev. David W. Brown, Deacon, (center) joins newly elected Bishops LaTrelle Miller Easterling (left) and Cynthia Moore-Koikoi in serving Communion during their consecration service at First UMC Lancaster July 15, at the close of the NEJ Conference.

Unity but not uniformity

The last became first through much of The United Methodist Church’s Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, where nearly 300 delegates and bishops from 10 annual conferences met July 11-15, in Lancaster, Pa. The first plenary session, held on Monday night, honored peoples too often thought of last in our church and society.  Read more