Nov. 24: Old Fashioned Harvest and Thanksgiving Service, Calvary Evangelical UMC

Come join us for our 43rd Annual Harvest and Thanksgiving Service in an Old Fashioned Mood Lots of items from time past on display and food that is collected will… Read more

Dec. 7: Holiday Vendor and Craft Sale, Emmanuel UMC

Various vendors and crafters for your shopping needs! Saturday, December 7, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM Come shop for Christmas! Bring in new hats, gloves and underwear for our… Read more

Feb. 9: Reclaiming Closeness, Conversations & Connections at St. Matthew’s UMC Valley Forge

Conversations & ConnectionsA Speaker Series on Building a Resilient Soul Oct. 6 @ 2 PM: Dealing with Teen Anxiety, Dr. Deborah Ledley Nov. 3 @ 2 PM: The Spiritual Dimension… Read more

May 2019 EPA Financial Update

Dear Conference,  Below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through May 31, 2019. Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries… Read more

Exiting congregations face hefty price tag

For congregations that want to leave the UMC because of disagreement with new church laws regarding the rights of LGBTQ people in the church, a breakup could get very expensive. Continue reading at  Read more

Christian hymn unites Hong Kong protesters

A Christian hymn has become the focal point for Hong Kong protesters who gathered for three major demonstrations against a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Continue Reading at  Read more

UMC’s EarthKeepers training coming to Phila. in August 

Global Ministries, the UMC’s missions agency will bring its EarthKeepers training in “creation care” to Philadelphia, at Arch Street UMC, Aug 8-11. The training will equip United Methodists to develop environmental stewardship initiatives in their churches and communities and connect them with others in the church who are actively engaged in such work. The application deadline is July 1. Find more information at   Read more

4 Stations of the Holy Spirit comes to East District, July 20 (In English & Espanol)

Philadelphia and the East District will get their first Four Stations of the Holy Spirit bilingual lay evangelism training event on Saturday, July 20…  Read more

6 new Africa U. grads aided by Eastern PA scholarships

526 march in university’s 25th graduating class This article about new Africa University graduates includes Paulo Ismael Simão, of Mozambique, who studied there for five years aided by an endowed… Read more

PA General Assistance risks elimination
Act now to protect it

Article provided by Project H.O.M.E. ( A bill that would eliminate Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program (GA – HB33) was passed by the state assembly House in a near-party-line vote on last… Read more