Conference hires new Chancellor

A United Methodist attorney and Temple University alumnus, who specializes in nonprofit organizational law among other fields, will be the Eastern Pa Conference’s new Chancellor…

Some Christmas reading to inspire your spirit of the season

Are you “all in,” or want to be, when it comes to having and sharing the spirit of Christmas? Got time to do some light reading that just might bolster… Read more

Mrs. Elaine Longnecker

Elaine Longnecker, clergy-spouse of the Rev. Robert P. Longenecker, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. We have not yet received information about funeral or memorial arrangements; but two services… Read more

‘Wise Men’ Leading Eastern Pennsylvania Fund-Raising for Puerto Rico

Like the three kings, or Magi, who journeyed to Bethlehem bearing gifts for Christ’s birth, three Eastern PA Conference Cabinet members will visit Puerto Rico in the coming months bringing aid to residents on the disaster-stricken island. Their journey will follow the launch of a $100,000 conference-wide fundraising campaign to help the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico in its disaster recovery efforts. Read more

New Year’s, Ephipany activities for families

What can families with children do to keep the spirit of Christmastide—the 12 days after Christmas—flowing, fun and even informative after all the excitement of Advent and Christmas passes? Our… Read more

November 2017 EPA Financial Update

Dear Conference,  Below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through November 30th, 2017. Connectional Ministries Fund  Church giving for the Connectional Ministries… Read more

Sharing good news through good deeds—Churches celebrate Advent

The Christian season of Advent that culminates in Christmas is such a wondrous time in the lives of many churches. Throughout this month churches across the Eastern PA Conference have… Read more

EPC Leadership and Service Interest Form

The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Leadership has created this new Leadership and Service Interest Survey Form as part of its new process for identifying capable, gifted persons to lead and serve in various important areas of conference-wide ministry. Responses will help the committee recommend future members and leaders to ministry groups—including boards, councils, committees, commissions, organizations, etc.—that work together to plan and implement ministry and mission throughout the conference.

This interest survey form may enhance your personal discovery of vital ministry opportunities on a broader, connectional level, as you share and develop your talents, skills and wisdom in service to God. Your cooperation in completing this form will enable us to enhance our conference’s ministry effectiveness in ways that will benefit local churches and communities in Eastern PA and far beyond.

Participation in ministry and mission beyond the local church level may be an important venture in your journey of discipleship as you discover the rich diversity among the people of God and seek ways to make a greater impact on God’s kingdom as a connectional church. Ultimately, and prayerfully, we, as disciples of Jesus Christ, may become more effective together in bearing fruit for God’s purposes, “fruit that will last.” (John 15:16).

EPC Leadership and Service Interest Form

2018: The Year of the Migrant

In the midst of the joyous celebration of Christmas there is a backdrop of suffering around the globe in the form of migrants. Studies indicate that there are as many… Read more