Conference responding to Puerto Rico’s disaster recovery needs

Efforts to respond to ongoing critical needs of Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria’s devastation are revving up on several fronts in the Eastern PA Conference. The Rev. Nick Camacho,… Read more

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35th Laity Academy: ‘Spreading God’s Word through Action’

By John W. Coleman Some see 35 years of age as the prime of life. If that is true then the 35th Eastern PA Conference Academy for Laity, August 3-5,… Read more

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.

Campus Ministry Sunday: Nurturing students’ spiritual life

By the Rev. Daniel Lebo Coordinator of Spiritual Life at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA and Pastor of Annville UMC The Office of Spiritual Life at Lebanon Valley College is… Read more

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 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.

Conference featured in several key media stories

The Eastern Conference PA Conference has appeared in both the United Methodist and Philadelphia media lately.  The Philadelphia Inquirer and published a story about our Annual Conference’s historic passage… Read more

Annual Conference 2018: ‘A time for every purpose’

By John W. Coleman To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NKJV) Invoking heaven’s oversight from start to finish, the 232nd Eastern… Read more

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,… Read more

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.

The secret to forgiveness: Focus within

United Methodists know we ought to be forgiving people. The Bible instructs us, “As the Lord forgave you, so also forgive each other,” (Col. 3:13), but that is often much easier said than done. Continue…