“Celebrating good times”

The Rev. Maryanne Ditter, Minister of Spiritual Formation Tabor UMC, Woxall, PA Just a few months ago, I was listening to songs on my computer to try and figure out… Read more

‘Making all things new’

By the Rev. James Anderman, Lead Pastor, Covenant UMC, Springfield PA So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become… Read more

The Rev. Ralph Stevenson

The Rev. Ralph Stevenson, a retired elder, passed away January 15, 2018. He served under appointment in the Eastern PA Conference (and the former Philadelphia Conference) for more than 40… Read more


On the first weekend of this year, organizers of the annual Peninsula-Delaware Conference Youth Rally in Ocean City, Maryland, were challenged by a blizzard that blew in the day before the rally began. The leaders had a difficult decision to make about…

Please tell us about your Interest in Leadership and Service

Interested in serving as a leader in Conference connectional ministry? Whether you feel called or just curious, your help is needed. Please complete this questionnaire and submit it by Feb. 15.

Christmas card outreach to inmates grows

The Eastern PA Conference’s Christmas Cards to Inmates Project scored another record-breaking year in December 2017. Nearly 9,500 Christmas cards were, in the words of a popular song, “signed, sealed, delivered,” mostly to recipients in 11 of our region’s county and state correctional facilities.

Disability Awareness Sunday is Jan. 14

The Eastern PA Conference’s Disability Ministries Committee urges churches to celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday Jan. 14 or on a more convenient date. The UMC’s Book of Discipline calls for every conference and church to celebrate…

Help children learn about Dr. King

We have some great ideas and resources to help your church families and children explore the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during (and after) this weekend’s… Read more

Churches, communities to honor MLK this weekend

A new national record may be set this weekend when more than 150,000 expected volunteers go into action during the 23rd Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend and… Read more

Arrested but undeterred

In a blog post titled “Ten Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King, Jr.,” by Christopher Klein, published April 4, 2013, we read some interesting facts about the great civil rights leader who changed the world forever. For example, I never knew…