New online church website, marketing courses offered

More and more churches are realizing they need new ways of presenting themselves—and their light—to the world, of putting their lamps on lampstands, rather than hiding them under “bushel baskets”… Read more

Reflections on racial dialogues

A supplement to the NEWSpirit Winter 2017 article, “District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race” At our request, a number of clergy participants in recent racial dialogue and learning events,… Read more

UM legislative advocate reports on 2017 state issues

More state budget cuts that will hurt the poor, climate change and hydraulic fracking that undeniably hurt the environment, expansion of gambling…

Transformation through prayer

Scripture instructs us to pray without ceasing, to see every moment as an opportunity to pray, whether it is a time of crisis or just an everyday, routine moment. Prayer… Read more

District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race

Real talk about race is happening around much of the Eastern PA Conference this winter, as dialogues and teaching moments bring people together to explore a difficult but timely topic…. Read more

Youth Rally teaches thousands lessons on love

Christ’s love was defined beautifully through inspiring words spoken and sung at the 2017 Peninsula-Delaware Conference Youth Rally, held in Ocean City, Md., Jan. 6-8. But it was defined best… Read more

Reflections on ‘This Is Love’ 

2017 Pen-Del Conference Youth Rally  By Eastern PA CCYM members (Conference Council on Youth Ministry)  Jess Eden I was blessed to take part in this great event. Personally, my favorite… Read more

Mrs. Doris Kinsey Batdorf

We received word of the death of Mrs. Doris Kinsey Batdorf, 94, surviving spouse of The Rev. Irvin W. Batdorf, a clergy member of the Eastern PA Conference. Mrs. Batdorf… Read more

Mrs. Ellen Khan

We received word today of the death of Mrs. Ellen Khan, spouse of the Rev. Salim Y. Khan, a Retired Elder. She passed away on Jan. 23, 2017. She is… Read more

Members of the UMC's NEJ College of Bishops (Active and Retired)--Seated (from left): Bishops Peggy Johnson, Latrelle Easterling, Violet Fisher, John Schol and Jane Middleton. Standing (from left): Bishops Jeremiah Park, Ernest Lyght, Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Mark Webb, Sudarshana Devadhar, Thomas Bickerton, Marcus Matthews, Sandra Steiner-Ball and Peter Weaver. John Coleman photo.

NEJ Bishops urge welcome for immigrants, refugees

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, . . .” United Methodist Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction quoted poet Emma Lazarus’s words found on… Read more