Central Congo Bishop to visit our conference Nov. 1-2

EPC mission team to visit there in Feb. 2018 BY JOHN COLEMAN Eastern PA Conference members are urged to come meet the Central Congo Area’s new bishop at Lima UMC… Read more

Ellis helps lead hurricane recovery efforts in Texas

The Rev. Greg Ellis, the Eastern PA Conference’s Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission Coordinator, has been on the ground in south Texas for over two weeks collaborating in initial… Read more

Mrs. Juanita Sparrow

We have received word of the death of Mrs. Juanita Sparrow, who passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017.  She was the surviving spouse of The Rev. Arthur Sparrow, a… Read more

September 2017 EPA Financial Update

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

2018 Budget Letter

The Church Budget Letter for 2018 was mailed to Senior Pastors on October 20, 2017.

UMC Forum: “Why I Am United Methodist”

Read commentary from the UMC.org forum “Many Voices, One Faith,” a diverse, global community seeking to build an understanding of what it means to be a United Methodist today. Current Topic: “Why I Am United Methodist.”

The five most difficult questions for pastors

In some professions, questions about love and life just come with the territory. Hairdressers and cab drivers spend a lot of time listening. So do United Methodist pastors, who often get questions after worship on a Sunday morning…

Philadelphia Church Adopts a Grass-Roots Approach to Community Outreach

John Brice was a young, energetic man, fresh out of seminary when he was appointed as senior pastor at St. James United Methodist Church in urban Philadelphia. Eager to meet his first… Read more

Olivet United Methodist Church holds bicentennial celebration

Olivet UMC in Coatesville observed “Generations of Faith,” a bicentennial celebration Oct. 6–8 , celebrating the missions and ministries of the church with worship, music and testimony. Included were: a “Celebration of… Read more

Christmas Cards for Inmates ministry grows

Deadline for cards is Nov. 6 The best gifts keep on giving, and that’s what is happening with the Christmas Cards for Inmates Project, a growing initiative of the Eastern… Read more