Turning as delight

In 1848, Elder Joseph Brackett, Jr. (1797-1882) a member of a sect known as the Shakers, located in Alfred, Maine, wrote the words and the tune to “Simple Gifts.” ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free, ‘tis the gift to come down where we ought to be.

2 Phila. churches featured in key media stories

July 23, 2018–Two Eastern Conference PA Conference churches have appeared in Philadelphia Inquirer stories recently. The Inquirer and www.philly.com featured Wharton-Wesley UMC in a story about our Annual Conference’s historic passage of Resolution 2018-25, which canceled most of the unpaid “prior-years’ balances” of apportionments and certain other billings, as of the end of 2017, for the conference’s 29 African American churches. The action was taken as “an act of justice,” and followed the passage of Resolution 2018-24, which canceled a smaller portion of all church unpaid prior-years’ balances for all churches.

The Rev. Cecil P.E. Pottieger

The Rev. Dr. Cecil P. E. Pottieger, 94, passed away on July 5, 2018. He was a Retired Elder of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. Prior to his retirement in 1990, …

Sharing Our Mission Stories

Each of us has a mission story. Every congregation, church-related school and individual Christian has a story, a history, of how our faith began, was nurtured and grew. We write our denomination’s collective mission history… Learn more.