Strength for Service to God and Country

As we prepare for the annual observation of Veteran’s Day, November 11, I would like to call to your attention a wonderful resource produced by our United Methodist Men: Strength for Service to God and Country.

‘Hope! Talks’ offers inspiration for small churches

“Hope! Talks,” a recent Eastern PA Conference seminar offering short, upbeat, revealing, TED Talk-style* presentations, sought to provide nearly 200 local church leaders with what its hopeful subtitle promised: “Inspiration… Read more

The Eastern PA Conference Congregational Development Team (CDT) will help leaders learn to effectively use MissionInSite in four workshops, Oct. 5-6, led by renowned church growth strategist the Rev. Thomas Bandy.

Tom Bandy returns to teach MissionInSite

Do you want to strategically reach and draw new people to your church? Renowned church growth strategist and coach Tom Bandy will return to our area November 13-15 to teach clergy and lay leaders… Read more

Mt. Pocono pastor is PA senate’s chaplain for a day

Oct.16 was “take your church to work day” for the Rev. Samuel Kofi Ashley, when he took members of Mount Pocono UMC to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, where he served…

Bishops called to navigate ‘off the map’

United Methodist bishops find themselves “off the map” as they try to navigate a way forward through the church’s impasse over the practice of homosexuality and whether it is acceptable… Read more

‘Celebrating One Baptism in Christ’

Remembering a 500-year-old divergence in their common faith journey, clergy of many folds, including two of our own members, came together on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, to bless the tie that binds… Read more

Another tragedy, another reminder

Our country is still reeling from the recent incident in New York City where a terrorist brutally ran over and killed innocent people with a truck. Now we learn of another heinous, hateful act of unbelievable violence against innocent…

Prayer shawls cover disaster victims in love

Paola Rosas Weed learned that her large family had survived the devastating earthquake that struck Mexico City in September. But she knew that, having left their homes and living in their cars and makeshift shelters…

Praying, singing as white supremacists rally

The Rev. Laurie Raulston said she came to counter a white-supremacist rally in Shelbyville because she needed to live out her baptismal vows. She was among an ecumenical group… Continue reading on