A rock in a weary land

The gospel song lyrics “Jesus is a rock in a weary land, a weary land, a weary land. Jesus is a rock in a weary land, a shelter in the time of storm” is singing in my head as I ponder the life of Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, who passed away this week at the age of 98…

Churches taking ministry online in the midst of pandemic

By John W. Coleman Virtual church is taking off big-time across our conference and beyond. Congregations are self-exiled from their sanctuaries by the coronavirus pandemic, as they practice social distancing…. Read more

Churches that Livestream Worship, etc

Linwood Heights United Methodist Church @ 10:45am SundayVia facebook: Linwood Heights United Methodist ChurchFB Link also available via: http://www.linwoodumchurch.com/Pastor Ethel F. GuyPhone: 610-485-2300Email: office@linwoodumchurch.comAddress: 1627 Chichester Ave., Linwood, PA 19061 Tabor United… Read more

Una palabra al sabio(Pastorado) sobre el domingo de Pascua y otras celebraciones de Semana Santa

Saludos en el Nombre del Señor Jesucristo, El apóstol Pablo escribió hace mucho tiempo: “Dios les dio nueva vida, pues los resucitó juntamente con Cristo. Por eso, dediquen toda su… Read more

GC2020 delegates listening sessions postponed

The Eastern PA Conference delegation to the 2020 General & Jurisdiction conferences has postponed its remaining listening sessions, scheduled for April 2, 4, and 20, until further notice….
See all GC2020 Information on our General Conference webpage.

Join in Conference-wide Holy Week Worship, April 8

Bishop Peggy Johnson and the Eastern PA Conference Cabinet will lead conference churches and members in a mid-Holy Week online worship service on Wednesday, April 8, at 11 AM. The service should last about 45 minutes.

BMCR focuses on separation plans, leadership views

Much of the annual meeting of the African American caucus of The United Methodist Church focused on major changes being proposed to the now-delayed General Conference, as well as the views of black church leaders…

Thoughts about Holy Communion in the Midst of Coronavirus

Dear Pastors and Congregants, I have been asked to address the issue of cyber Holy Communion. In the document “This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion,” found… Read more

Conference office now closed until further notice

The Eastern PA Conference office, closed since March 20, now will be closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely from home…

Death Notice: Mr. Rob Fisher

We received word that Rob Fisher, husband of Rev. Karyn Fisher, died March 23, 2020. Rev. Fisher is currently serving Shamokin: St. John’s UMC. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to The Rev…. Read more