Bishop’s Blog: ‘Saints’

We arrived at my cousin’s grand-daughter’s wedding about an hour early last Saturday. We drove from our house in Phoenixville to Pittsburgh early in the morning and did not know exactly how long it would take to get there…

Planting a timely Tree of Peace

By The Rev. Christopher J. Kurien Director of Connectional Ministries November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries will have a special… Read more

Seasons of Prayer & Praise: Winter 2017

As challenging as 2016 has been, 2017 may prove to be even more so, as we embark on new, unpredictable four-year journeys for both our church and our nation. The… Read more

How to grow a Lifetree Café

The four fertile Lifetree Cafés currently welcoming guests to enjoy food and fellowship in the Lancaster, Pa., area are poised for growth, and that takes training. Together they will sponsor… Read more

Richard A. Griffith

We were just informed that former, longtime Eastern PA Conference staff member Richard A. Griffith, of Upper Darby, passed away on Nov. 8, 2016, at age 60. He worked for… Read more

Rev. Jack T. Buttimer

We have been informed of the death of the Rev. Jack T. Buttimer on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.  A retired United Methodist pastor, he was a… Read more

UMCOR, churches respond to Hurricane Matthew’s destruction

Hurricane Matthew, one of the fiercest hurricanes in nearly a decade, left a trail of destruction including nearly 1,000 dead in Haiti and up to 90 percent of some areas there… Read more

New evangelical group to uphold tradition or seek division

Two UM News Service stories report on the inaugural meeting, Oct. 7, in Chicago, of a new Wesleyan evangelical group that calls for a global witness of steadfast orthodoxy that… Read more

Social Entrepreneurship Seminar for Clergy

All clergy and ministry candidates are encouraged to attend a Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development half-day seminar Nov. 16, and to stay for retreat meetings…

Praying for our Presidential Election

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson It seems that I can’t remember a time when we as a nation were not talking about the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Almost the minute… Read more