Nurture dreams, support education on UM Student Day

Offerings on United Methodist Student Day support scholarships for United Methodist students in college and seminary. Student Day, historically our denomination’s first churchwide Special Sunday with offering, is usually observed… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘An Inconvenient Christmas’

Soon we will be singing Advent hymns in our churches and wondering where this passing year has gone. December 25th falls on a Sunday this year, and I am already… Read more

October 2016 Financial Update

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

EPA Health Care News

Over the past few years, the conference has struggled to pay the health insurance costs in an environment of health care market volatility; double digit cost increases partially caused by… Read more

New redistricting of churches completed

The Eastern PA Conference Cabinet has completed arrangements of its 415 member churches into four new districts—East, North, South and West—to take effect July 1, 2017. The reduction from six… Read more

Eastern PA to help launch UMC prayer vigil in 2017

The Eastern PA Conference will help lead off a more than yearlong United Methodist prayer vigil in 2017 by being the second conference to gather daily, even hourly in many… Read more

Conference ratifies 4 districts, $3.2 million budget for 2017

Unlike some church meetings, where leaders quickly dispense with a hymn, a prayer and a short homily to get down to business, Eastern PA Conference members gave more time and… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘I Voted, I Vote’

From the Bishop’s Blog: “On Election Day I stood in line for an hour and a half to vote. I don’t think the good people of Upper Providence Township expected such a large crowd. There were only four voting machines…”  Read more

Social Entrepreneurship: Seeking profits for a higher purpose

You might call it “doing well while doing good.” Or elevating the bottom line. Or combining higher purpose with higher profits. Or arguably, “Christian capitalism.” What is it? “Social Entrepreneurship.”… Read more

September 2016 Financial Update

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