Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this Saturday

La Trinidad UMC in Allentown will celebrate its Hispanic heritage with food, music, fellowship and more this Saturday, Oct 1…

Vision Benefits of America now accessible through Costco

Vision Benefits of America is  excited to announce that Costco Optical has joined our network as a participating retailer. Costco has over 400 optical centers nationwide that offer frames, contact lenses,… Read more

‘Open wide your hearts,’ Bishop urges churches

Eastern PA Conference members should read Bishop Peggy Johnson’s recent blog essay, Open wide your hearts. She challenges us to live out the popular United Methodist Church motto “Open Hearts,… Read more

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

By Bishop Peggy Johnson Last week I attended our new quadrennium’s first meeting of the General Board of Church and Society.  I am proud to serve for another four years… Read more

Sending Christmas greetings to prison inmates again

“Teamwork makes the dream work,” goes the popular expression. In 2015 a benevolent dream came true for the Eastern PA Conference Prison Ministry and Restorative Justice Team (PMRJ Team) and… Read more

August 2016 Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through August 2016. Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report…. Read more

CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

By Verna Colliver Mni Wiconi, “Water is Life,” was the mantra chanted by a block-long group of over a thousand supporters of the Native American tribes protesting efforts to build… Read more

Mrs. Lucille Hultsch

We received word of the death of Mrs. Lucille Hultsch, surviving spouse of the Rev. David Smith Hultsch. She passed away on Sept. 21, 2016.  She is survived by their… Read more

2016 Resolutions as voted at 2016 Annual Conference

All resolution documents are downloadable PDFs: 2016-01 Episcopal Nomination Process – Committed back to the delegation, as Amended Note: This resolution was committed back to the delegation that presented it “for further refinement,… Read more

‘Open wide your hearts’

Some years ago The United Methodist Church had a welcoming slogan that was all about opening wide our hearts, to quote the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:13. The denomination paid for a number of TV spots…