Bishop’s Blog: ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’

There was a song a long time ago by Bobby McFerrin that goes like this: “Here is a little song I wrote / You might want to sing it note for note / Don’t worry, be happy / In every life…  Read more

Update: July Remittance Statements

Due to the redistricting, July 2017 remittance statements were not delivered to your gmail accounts. We are working to resolve this issue before August statements are released.

If you need to have one sent to you, please e-mail remittances@epaumc.org or call 610-666-9090 Ext. 1023Read more

Mission u: Learning, living in ‘right relationship’

“Learning Together for the Transformation of the World.” Nearly a hundred registered Eastern PA Conference members of all ages will both explore and exemplify that theme when they gather at… Read more

UM advocate urges help for trafficking victims

The Rev. Dai Morgan, legislative advocate for our three Pennsylvania annual conferences, reports monthly on his activities and key state and federal political issues and actions…  Read more

Offering healthy habits to clergy spouses in transition

Over 100 EPA pastors and congregations have celebrated their first Sunday worship in an exciting new journey of faith and discipleship together. So, how can clergy spouses and families navigate… Read more

Church lecture series explores Muslim culture and faith

That which is, is far off, and deep, very deep; who can find it out? I turned my mind to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and… Read more

June 2017 EPA Financial Update

Dear Conference, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through June 2017. Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund… Read more

The Rev. Albert G. Sauer

The Rev. Albert G. Sauer, a retired elder, reportedly passed away this morning, July 11, 2017. His funeral service will be at Emmanuel UMC, 11 N. Church Street, Brownstown, PA… Read more

Churches build up their communities

As welfare reform debates continue, people of faith are making tireless efforts to meet the needs of those less fortunate in their communities, making a far-reaching impact in a way, church leaders say, the government never could.

Local church leaders say providing food, clothing, service projects and the like to the struggling in their communities is simply part of what they are called to do as followers of Christ.

“I think that’s what the Lord would have us to do—demonstrate our love,” said Steve Shirk, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Milton.

“It’s really about building relationships and friendships, and giving our church people a chance to meet our neighbors.”  Read more

Why I Dance

Every year I’ve attended Annual Conference, there have been a small but faithful group of people who hold vigil right before the ordination service.  Those passing are sometimes confused about why… Read more