Delegates interpret UMC Way Forward for church members

A handful of Eastern PA Conference delegates to the 2019 Called General Conference have been meeting with groups around the conference, as promised, to explain the groundbreaking proposals that worldwide… Read more

The One Church Plan as the ‘Way Forward’

By Clarita Anderman Krall* In February 2019 the General Conference (GC) of The United Methodist Church (UMC) will gather to conclude unfinished business of the 2016 GC. For over 45… Read more

Why the One Church Plan is a bad idea

By the Rev. Joseph F. DiPaolo* With the 2019 session of General Conference just months away, many United Methodists are seeking information on the various plans and petitions to be… Read more

Let us make 2019 “The Year of Civility”

I bid you grace and peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I celebrate with you this special time of the year: Advent, Christmas and the New Year: 2019. May your churches and homes be filled…  Read more

Mrs. Helen Bachman

We have received word that Mrs. Helen A. Bachman passed away on December 14, 2018. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Neal D. Bachman, retired elder. Rev. Bachman served… Read more

A culturally competent Christmas carol

Of all the Christmas carols and hymns in the UM Hymnal none is as important for us today as #244, “’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime.”  It is a Huron Christmas carol originally written in the language…  Read more

First Conference VIM team brings hope to Puerto Rico

REHACE, the social ministry arm of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, stands for Rehaciendo Comunidades con Esperanza (Rebuilding Communities of Hope), an apt description of that church’s mission to… Read more

New ads proclaim the UMC ‘Movement Continues’

United Methodist Communications (UMCom) has produced a series of colorful, uplifting  ads to promote the UMC’s global commitment to its mission: “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the… Read more

Bangor First UMC is Spreading the True Meaning of Christmas

Often many Christians struggle with the thought of Santa Claus at Christmastime. If Jesus is the reason for the season, then why should we celebrate Santa Claus? Pastor Chris Hardy… Read more

The Rev. Helen C. Fleming

Helen C. Fleming, a retired local pastor who served at Eastwick UMC in Philadelphia from 1996 to 2005, died Dec. 13. She was serving Mt. Vernon Place UMC Baltimore, Md…. Read more