Boehms Chapel

Boehm’s Chapel Annual Lessons & Carols

Historic Boehm’s Chapel will host its annual Advent program of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 4 PM. The candlelit program will recount the story of Christ’s birth through… Read more

Free Security Training for Faith Communities

As we continue to mourn the victims of the mass shootings that have become the “new normal” across our nation, the Lehigh Conference of Churches recognizes the need not only… Read more

#GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday, a global movement for good

Adapted from an article by Jack Brooks, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic UM Foundation On Tuesday, Nov. 28, many generous people, moved by the reason for this season of giving,… Read more

Turning worship into work-ship through mission

Engaging members’ hearts and hands, two mission-minded churches did what might be called work-ship on two Sundays in October. They moved easily from doing heartfelt worship to doing hands-on work,… Read more

Serving the Methodist Meal: Churches that feed their communities

Story and Photos by John W. Coleman (except for the photo from First UMC Mount Carmel) It is commonly known that Methodists believe in feeding folks. At church meetings, coffee… Read more

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor." Luke 4:18

Living the Reformation

Jesus is known by many names: Emmanuel, Advocate, King of Kings, Rock of Ages, Teacher, Messiah, Good Shepherd, Bright and Morning Star, Bridegroom, Great Physician, the Holy One, the Man… Read more

Clarita Krall with current and former District Superintendents

‘Well done, good and faithful servant…’

Clarita Anderman Krall retires in December after 25 years as an invaluable District Resource Assistant in the Eastern PA Conference, mostly recently for the East District. She was celebrated by… Read more

Church hosts interfaith Thanksgiving Service

An Islamic congregation was represented for the first time when Grove UMC West Chester hosted the Exton-Lionville Ministerium’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 19. Iftekhar Hussain (left, speaking), of… Read more

Resources, Partners, and Tips to Help Keep Your House of Worship, Office, or Community Center Safe

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) sent this bulletin at 11/08/2017 10:30 AM EST DHS Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships Hazards can be unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst… Read more

Thanksgiving in all circumstances

The hymn “Now Thank We All Our God” was written by a Lutheran minister, Martin Rinkart (1586-1649). We sing it often during this season of Thanksgiving in praise of our “bounteous God.” But the backdrop of this hymn writer’s life….  Read more