Church leaders awarded for planting seeds of growth

Honoring those who draw others to Jesus Christ, the self-proclaimed “true vine,” the 2017 Eastern PA Annual Conference recognized particular leaders and churches who have labored to plant seeds of… Read more

2017 Academy for Laity, August 4 – 6

Registration is open for the 2017 Academy for Laity. We have a new date – new location – and new courses. This is the perfect opportunity for you to start or refresh … Read more

Re-envisioning Congregational Development

What is happening in growing new churches and redeveloping existing churches? A lot! I remember when I went to Annual Conference…

Phila. pastors explain increase in voters of color

The Rev. Gregory Holston, the new pastor of Janes Memorial UMC in Philadelphia (moving from New Vision UMC), and two other Philadelphia pastors co-authored an encouraging commentary in the (Philadelphia Inquirer… Read more

How to grow vital, disciple-making churches

Primary Focus The mission of The United Methodist Church is to “make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”  This is based on the Great Commission of… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘Pastoral Transitions’

This is the week in most annual conferences in the United States known as “transition week.” Pastors who are moving to another assignment typically begin on July 1. There is… Read more

Mrs. Beatrice A. Werner

Mrs. Beatrice A. Werner, 90, the widow of the Rev. Josiah H. Werner, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017, according to the Rev. Glen Esler, lead chaplain at Cornwall… Read more

Mrs. Jean A. Chadwick

Mrs. Jean Adams Chadwick, wife of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Wilford Chadwick, passed away on June 20, 2017. Rev. Chadwick is a retired elder of the Eastern PA Conference, Mrs…. Read more

Support affordable, accessible health care

UM Church and Society is urging us to contact U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa.) DC office now (202) 224-4254) to advocate for a “health care bill that grants affordable, accessible… Read more

EPAC members ‘Rise Up’ to face prayerful concerns

2017 Eastern PA Annual Conference “What troubles have we seen,” begins the third, ominous verse of Charles Wesley’s venerable hymn, “And Are We Yet Alive,” which heralds the beginning of… Read more