For everything there is a season

… and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-22) By John W. Coleman Seasons are a wondrous gift to us all from our Creator. Throughout our lives we witness… Read more

Mission work in Africa grows with Eastern PA support

Churches in the Eastern PA Conference are supporting missionaries and vital mission efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania, spanning a vast distance that makes occasional visits… Read more

Improving race relations on a personal level

The Eastern PA Conference has published three times the Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops’ recent statement promising to work on dismantling racism, healing the pain of violence and oppression, and… Read more

UMC leaders respond to presidential election outcome

As Americans continue to process the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election in various ways that span a spectrum of emotions, United Methodist Church leaders are reaching out to encourage respect,… Read more

Christmas Shoe Box Mission in Montana

Imagine the delight in a child’s eyes as a gaily-wrapped shoebox is opened and its contents appear—brightening  the child’s Christmas with carefully chosen toys, books, warm mittens or hats.  That’s… Read more

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries planted a ceremonial Tree of Peace and taught tribal social dances, while welcoming guests to a celebrative gathering on Sunday, Nov…. Read more

The saga of Wayne Ghost

By Sherry Wack I have always had an interest in and a heart for Native Americans. I have been supporting Red Cloud School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in… Read more

Bishop urges districts to go forth in faith, reach out in love

“Therefore, go!” the theme of General Conference 2016, was also the message Bishop Peggy Johnson offered during her visits to the six Eastern PA Conference districts in October, as she… Read more

Seminar plants vision of ‘Church as a Movement’

“Kingdom Building,” and definitely not “Church Building,” was the theme of Hopewell UMC’s 13th annual Planting Seeds for Ministry Growth seminar, Oct. 22. Church visionary Reggie McNeal taught a packed… Read more

Korean church honors founder in gift to First UMC Lancaster

The Chung Dong Methodist Church of Seoul, South Korea, came to First UMC Lancaster bearing generous gifts in song, sermon and sculpture on Sunday, Oct. 23. Yet, their generosity seemed… Read more