CONAM members share highlights of friendship journey

Members of the Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) believe in taking road trips to visit Native friends—whether to the former Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pa.,… Read more

October 2019 EPA Financial Update

Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $2,758,584 through October 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $302 thousand more than budget and $38 thousand less than October 2018…

Historic Zoar UMC honors its past, seeks its future

“Emboldened by our past and striving to fulfill God’s Purpose for our future” was Mother African Zoar UMC’s theme for its Nov. 9 luncheon banquet to celebrate its 225th anniversary…. Read more

MissionInsite WEB-CAST

When? Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 – 3 PM. Where? In front of your computer or participate in a group at a church’s webcast location. This webcast of MissionInSite basic instruction will help your church use…

Wespath initiatives address opioid crisis

U.S. Health and Human Services has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Now the UMC’s health and pension benefits agency is working to address the growing epidemic. 

Annual Conference 2020 to focus on reaching out and stretching forward

Spanish translation: La Conferencia Anual 2020 se enfocará en alcanzar afuera y extenderse hacia adelante By John W. Coleman “Engaging Communities for Christ” will be the outreaching theme for the… Read more

Powell to retire as DCM, with Taylor-Storm as successor

Bishop Peggy Johnson announced the retirement of the Rev. Anita Powell as Eastern PA Conference Director of Connectional Ministries (DCM) and the appointment of the Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm as her successor, effective July… Read more

Observe World AIDS Day 2019 Dec. 1

World AIDS Day is on Sunday, December 1 this year, but for 37 million people around the world, living with HIV and AIDS is an everyday reality. Millions who don’t… Read more

Sweet Potato Rolls

The parking lot was full when I arrived at the Nelsons UMC in Hebron, Maryland. The annual “Sweet Potato Roll Sale” was in full swing on that crisp fall day in late October. For many years the members of the church have worked for an entire week preparing…

Bishops elect officers, deliberate on 2020 concerns

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey*, who leads the Louisiana Conference, will become president of the UMC’s Council of Bishops in May 2020. Formerly the Council’s secretary and president-designate, she was elected… Read more