Bishop’s Blog: ‘From House to House’

On the morning that the e-mail notice came informing United Methodist bishops that Bishop Felton E. May* had been diagnosed with cancer, I immediately texted him with assurance of our… Read more

Georgia Harkness: A Women’s History Month profile

Georgia Harkness (1891-1974) was a theologian who broke new ground for women in the Methodist church at a time when the pulpits and seminaries were closed to females. Harkness was… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘United Nations of the World’—Doing God’s work and ours

I am a Baby-Boomer, born of parents who experienced World War II. My father was a tail gunner in the Air Force on the island of Guam.  After the war,… Read more

Pocono Plateau hosts NEJ UMVIM/UMCOR training academy

The Rev. Greg Ellis and other Eastern PA Conference mission volunteers are at Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center hosting peers from across the Northeastern Jurisdiction this week. They are… Read more

Eastern PA wins 5 UMC communications awards

The Eastern PA Conference Communications Office won five awards for journalistic excellence from the United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) March 23 at the professional organization’s annual meeting in New… Read more

UMAC Awards for Eastern Pennsylvania

United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) 2017 award winners included several awards for Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s John Coleman, Director, Office of Communications, and Lindsey Cotman, Support Associate, Desktop Publishing. Held… Read more

February 2017 Financial Update

Dear Conference, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through February 2017.  Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report. This report shows… Read more

Rev. Merrill E. Graves

The Rev. Merrill E. Graves, 93, a retired full Elder in the Eastern PA Conference, passed away on March 11, 2017. He resided in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is survived… Read more

Changing Church for a Changing World

The Fresh Expression movement cultivates new forms of church alongside congregations to reach a changing, diverse world. Come learn more on April 1, at Mount Carmel UMC, Elverson.  Read more

More Rivers to Cross: Black caucus celebrates 50-year legacy

(Adapted from UMNS version) CINCINNATI—More than 400 members of The United Methodist Church’s African-American membership caucus celebrated the 50th anniversary of its earliest beginnings, even as many speakers addressed work that… Read more