Mid-Atlantic Foundation cited for excellence in managing investments

The Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation in October became the first faith-based community foundation to earn Fiduciary Standard of Excellence for Investment Stewards certification from the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX),… Read more

Celebrate the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary

What, if anything, will you or your church do to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation? Churches celebrate Reformation Day on Oct. 31 or on the Sunday preceding… Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  —Galatians 6:2. October is annually recognized as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” Why? Because of some very shocking and disturbing statistics…

Phila. church’s 11-month sanctuary guest goes home with family

“This was a love story,” said the Rev. Robin Hynicka, lead pastor of Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia, celebrating the emancipation of his church’s beloved sanctuary guest after nearly a… Read more

Rev. Morton W. Caffey

We are informed that the Rev. Morton W. Caffey passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Astrid B. Caffey, and his children, Mrs…. Read more

Rev. Donald E. Boyd

The Rev. Donald E. Boyd, 79, of Seltzer, Norwegian Township, passed away September 7, 2017. He spent 53 years in ministerial service, most recently as the pastor of St. John’s… Read more

Friday’s Exploration event to offer insights into ministry careers

You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever… Read more

CoNAM Fellowship Event, November 12

Join CoNAM for an evening of worship, fellowship, and education on Nov. 12, from 4 to 7 PM. CoNAM leaders will lead attendees in a participatory exercise titled “The Loss of Turtle Island.” The provocative experience…

Churches respond to disasters with ‘Joyful Generosity’

Numerous Eastern PA Conference churches and districts have actively responded to recent disasters in the past month—especially hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—prompted by a call for help from Bishop Peggy Johnson… Read more

The promise, practice and power of prayer

“Rise Up and Pray!” Do you remember that imperative call of our recent Annual Conference, to lift our heads, hands and hearts in prayer to our almighty, all-loving God? What about Draw the Circle: The 40-Day Prayer Challenge, the Rev. Mark Batterson’s…