Efforts begin to return Carlisle children’s remains

ALL CARLISLE GATHERING PHOTOS TAKEN BY CHARLES FOX / PHILLY.COM PHOTOGRAPHER At the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., hidden behind the tall chain-link fences draped with black cloth and… Read more

Bishops, pastors respond to recent racial turmoil

Several Eastern PA Conference leaders are participating this week in peaceful local rallies to respond to the racial turmoil and violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend when white… Read more

Bishop finds new home in church’s parsonage

Having moved August 8 from the former episcopal residence in Phoenixville, Bishop Peggy Johnson and her husband, the Rev. Michael Johnson, are now the distinguished tenants of Otterbein UMC in… Read more

Eclipse 2017: A moment in time

If you haven’t heard we are expecting a “Great American Eclipse” on August 21.  The moon will pass across the sun in such a way that the sun will be… Read more

July 2017 EPA Financial Update

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

Gretna Glen

Summer camps enrich, elevate young lives

Teenager Caeli Connolly, of St. Paul’s UMC in Elizabethtown, has been coming to Gretna Glen’s summer camp for 12 years but finds it new and exciting every time. “No two… Read more

Equipping leaders ‘for the work of ministry’

“[11] The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up… Read more

Giving youth a summer of learning, laughter, love

“It takes a village to raise a child.”  (From an African proverb) While most schools sit empty and silent during summer vacations, churches across the Eastern PA Conference have weeks… Read more

Conference bids farewell to staff, bishop’s residence

The Eastern PA Conference said goodbye this summer to some special people and to one place that was special because of the people who lived and visited there. We bid… Read more

Teach us to walk the good road

When I think of my recent trip to Spirit Lake Mission in North Dakota, Psalm 8 comes to mind: O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all… Read more