Celebrate our call to mission on Heritage Sunday, May 21

Celebrate our call to mission on Heritage Sunday, May 21

United Methodists will celebrate Heritage Sunday on May 21, just days before our observance of historic Aldersgate Sunday on May 24. Observed on the third Sunday of May (to correspond… Read more

Linwood church welcomes Presbyterian neighbors after fire

A blazing fire raced through and ravaged historic Memorial Presbyterian Church in Boothwyn, just southwest of Chester, on Easter Monday, April 17. No one was injured, but firefighters were only… Read more

Philadelphia Tribune features UM churches

The Philadelphia Tribune has highlighted a number of our Philly UM churches in frequent religion articles, including its regular Church of the Week feature. Recently it lifted up Janes Memorial… Read more

Cross-racial, Cross-cultural Appointment Workshop, June 3

This is an annual workshop facilitated by representatives of GCORR for clergy and laity in local churches that are engaged in cross-racial, cross-cultural ministry.   Read more

Mothers bless us through the years

For Mother’s Day, May 14, UMCom offers videos and articles to remind us of the blessings many mothers represent to their children and others whose lives they influence for generations.  Read more

Diana Whittaker

We received word of the recent death of Diana Whittaker, surviving spouse of the late Rev. Charles Whittaker. She passed away on April 23, 2017. She is survived by two children:… Read more

Religious Freedom Resolution Dialogue

Bishop Johnson will convene a timely, public discussion on the 2016 Religious Freedom Resolution Saturday, May 20, 9 AM-12 PM, at Asbury UMC Allentown. Learn more, and read discussion resources.  Read more

Elim: A new Latino faith community birthed in Coatesville

As it celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, Olivet UMC in Coatesville is once again a cradle welcoming a new birth. A small group gathered there on Monday, May 1,… Read more

Keeping focused on Four Areas of Focus

Keep faith with the denomination’s Four Areas of Focus. But make sure the specific ministry application is effective and relevant in local contexts, especially… Read more on umc.org  Read more

Rev. Lane A. Weller

We received word of the death of the Rev. Lane A. Weller, a retired Elder, who passed away on May 3, 2017. He served the following Eastern PA Conference churches: Paxton Asbury… Read more