Conference raising funds, sending aid to Puerto Rico

Will launch $100,000 fundraising goal in January By John W. Coleman Like the three kings, or Magi, who journeyed to Bethlehem bearing gifts for Christ’s birth, three Eastern PA Conference… Read more

Young Food Network star cooks for church

United Methodist Communications recently featured a talented and tender-hearted 11-year-old celebrity chef from Christ UMC Lansdale in its Interpreter magazine and YouTube video channel and also in a Website and… Read more

Mr. Vernon Hoskins

We have received notice of the death of Mr. Vernon Hoskins, spouse of Retired Elder, the Rev. Mary E. Hoskins.  He passed away on December 9, 2017. A memorial service… Read more

Healing the reproach of women

During the Advent season we often study the life of John and Baptist and his godly parents, Zechariah and Elizabeth.  During her pregnancy with this holy child, Elizabeth exclaimed, “Thus,… Read more

Advent resources for children and families

Elizabeth Christie, a member of Fritz UMC in Bethlehem and a specialist in ministries for children and families, offers some helpful ideas and recommended resources celebrating Advent in this important… Read more

Conference chooses Aetna for lower 2018 insurance hike

The Eastern PA Conference will switch its health insurance coverage in 2018 from Independence Blue Cross back to Aetna, its carrier just three years ago, after…

Purple or Blue: What color is your Advent?

When I go to various churches on Sundays during the season of Advent I always ask the pastors, “Do you wear purple or blue stoles?” In recent years we have… Read more

Mrs. Dorothy E. Moody

We have received word that Mrs. Dorothy E. Moody, surviving spouse of The Rev. Herman T. Moody Sr., passed away on November 24, 2017. Rev. Moody served the Eastern PA… Read more

Mrs. Clara L. Harris

We received word of the death of Mrs. Clara L. Harris, surviving spouse of the Rev. Robert L. Harris.  She passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Rev. Harris served… Read more

Puerto Rico hurricane relief

A new conference disaster response appeal number (#0345PR) has been established to help our friends, the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, recover from Hurricane Maria…