Preparation and protection against a coronavirus outbreak

Eastern PA Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Robert Simcox shared with conference leaders this week links to planning information offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for protection from… Read more

Dismantling Racism I, March 20-22

Register by March 6 for this potentially life-changing weekend training! Explore and help end the sin of racism, one heart at a time. Required for Pastors and CLMs in ministry.  Learn more

Death Notice: Mrs. Mary Walters

Mrs. Mary Walters, surviving spouse of The Rev. Russell E. Walters, died on February 19.  Rev. Walters retired as a full member in 1996, and died in 2015. He served the following Eastern PA Conference churches:… Read more

UMCOR turns 80!

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” — Matthew 25:35,… Read more

Tools for Ministry training set for March 7

Tools for Ministry (all districts) will be March 7, 2020. See location details, registration costs, and workshop lists. Most district registration deadlines are by February 29!

What is Lent and why does it last forty days?

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen”…

Hyacinth: Thoughts about Lent

As soon as the “Produce Junction” greenhouse put the hyacinths on their flower table, I had to have one. It is still winter but seeing the spring bulb plants spoke to me of…

Thoughts about Grandview UMC’s vote to begin a disaffiliation process

By Bishop Peggy Johnson On February 10, 2020, Grandview UMC voted to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church for reasons of conscience.  They do not wish to be a part… Read more

Members of the UMC's NEJ College of Bishops (Active and Retired)--Seated (from left): Bishops Peggy Johnson, Latrelle Easterling, Violet Fisher, John Schol and Jane Middleton. Standing (from left): Bishops Jeremiah Park, Ernest Lyght, Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Mark Webb, Sudarshana Devadhar, Thomas Bickerton, Marcus Matthews, Sandra Steiner-Ball and Peter Weaver. John Coleman photo.

A Lenten message from the NEJ College of Bishops

Grace and Peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ! The season of Lent invites us, individually and collectively, to a deep assessment of and prayer filled reflection on… Read more

December 2019 Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $3,494,455 through December 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $294 thousand more than budget and $50 thousand… Read more