Bishop’s Blog: ‘Persevering Prayer’

Jesus told a parable about a man who was in need of bread to serve some unexpected guests. The man went to the home of a neighbor and continually knocked on the door until the tired, reluctant neighbor got up…  Read more

Bishop May, ʽholy boldness’ advocate, dies at 81

UPDATE Bishop May memorial service April 1 in Washington DC The Memorial Service for Bishop Felton Edwin May will be at on Saturday, April 1, at 11AM, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 926 11th… Read more

Bishop Violet L. Fisher

Praying truth to power—a Lenten day apart for clergy

“Speaking truth to power,” a phrase coined by Quakers in the 1950s, is one aim of social protest. But it could have a higher meaning for many clergy in the… Read more

Faith-Sharing Seminar, March 18

March 18 at New Hanover UMC. Hear worldwide prayer evangelist Terry Teykl, who will encourage us to develop prayer ministries for church revival and transformation.   Read more

Gretna Glen to host multicultural youth retreat

“Actively Discovering Human Diversity.” With that intriguing title, Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center in Lebanon will host two dozen teenagers of different racial-ethnic groups, all in grades 8 to… Read more

Reclaiming the Common Good

“What makes you hopeful?” Two dozen Eastern PA United Methodists gathered for dinner and dialogue Feb. 4 to wrestle with that timely question two weeks after the Jan. 20 inauguration… Read more

NEWSpirit Winter 2017 issue is online

Read the new issue of NEWSpirit newspaper on our website. It’s full of dramatic news, commentary and colorful photos on diverse topics. Read the issue online now!  Read more

December 2016 Financial Update

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

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Want to see and hear a truly inspiring testimony? Check out a brief video story about the Rev. Joe Martin of Fallsington UMC. You can also find it on the… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘Black History Month Focus–“Hidden Figures”’

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to see the historical movie “Hidden Figures.”  The story plot is based on real events and the lives of three African American women… Read more