A new hymn of Jesus’ holy refugee family  

“A New Father, Awe-struck” is a timely, new hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, who has published over 300 hymns sung by congregations around the world. This Christmastide hymn begins with…

Christmas cards for inmates inspires gratitude

“Thanks to all of you who shared God’s love with inmates through a signed Christmas card this year,” writes Marilyn Schneider, leader of the conference Prison & Restorative Justice Ministries… Read more

Pray Together

Join us in Praying Our Way Forward, Jan. 8-14

Our conference will help lead the way for an urgent, yearlong prayer vigil for the mission and future of our denomination when we gather in prayer among our various churches… Read more

Sharing UMC’s warmth in frigid Philadelphia

A handful of spirited church members joined a young street-marketing team on the shivering sidewalks of Philadelphia’s Center City last weekend to offer hot cocoa and a warm Christmas welcome… Read more

It’s Advent, but Lent is Coming! – Important message from DS Dawn Taylor-Storm

Dear Southeast District, As we prepare for Lent 2017,  I am asking each church on our district to register for the “Reboot Your Worship” training offered by Dr. Marcia McFee. … Read more

“The Work of Christmas Begins”

In a 4-minute video Bishop Peggy Johnson offers a compelling, inward, outward and forward-looking message as her Christmas & New Year’s Greeting. Watch on our YouTube channel.

Praying Our Way Forward, Jan. 8-14, 2017

Our conference will join in a week-long prayer vigil together seeking God’s guidance for the future of the UMC and the work of the Bishops’ Commission on a Way Forward.  Learn more…

Churches celebrate Advent, Christmas in many ways

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas. Not so much from the wintry weather arriving this weekend, but from the Advent activities happening all over the Eastern… Read more

Even in frigid Philly, ‘church can happen anywhere’

We believe that for United Methodists “church can happen anywhere,” and it’s happening this weekend in and around Philadelphia’s chilly Center City. But we need more volunteers to come share… Read more

The Rev. Russell W. Streeper

The Rev. Russell W. Streeper, a retired Elder of the Eastern PA Conference passed away this morning, December 15, 2016. He served the following churches: Philadelphia: Johnson Memorial Philadelphia: Grace… Read more