Transitioning Clergy Workshop and Relating With Clergy Spouses

“Artos is moving our Healthy Transitions for Clergy Spouses workshop online this year,” announced Julie Anderman, Executive Director of Artos Retreats and a clergy spouse in her fifth pastoral transition. This popular…

Invisible Things

Invisible Things By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson Victorian poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) wrote a poem titled “Who has Seen the Wind?”* It goes like this: Who has seen the wind?… Read more

Death Notice: The Rev. Harry E. Aughinbaugh

We have received word that The Rev. Harry E. Aughinbaugh, Retired Elder in Full Connection, died on May 20, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joan H. Aughinbaugh, and… Read more

Death Notice: The Rev. Paul E. Chreiman

We received word that The Rev. Paul E. Chreiman, Retired Full Elder, died on May 24, 2020.  Rev. Chreiman served the following Eastern PA Conference Churches: Philadelphia: Bethesda UMC Philadelphia:… Read more

Celebrating Asian/Pacific American heritage

The Rev. Grace S. Pak is the director of cross-racial and cross-cultural (CR/CC) leadership at the UMC’s General Commission on Religion & Race. She has worked closely with the Eastern… Read more

“POWER: A Sermon for Pentecost Sunday”

By Bishop Peggy A. JohnsonMay 31, 2020         PentecostActs 2: 1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came… Read more

The Uncertain Devotion

Uncertainty is part of life. It can be the cause of our fears, worries and concerns. It is a principle in science that challenges us to explain how the universe and our bodies work. It is a principle of economics that can create great wealth or incredible poverty. Uncertainty is also part of what it means to have faith…

Conference to aid churches with online giving page

“In these changing times, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference is pleased to offer an online giving option to aid local churches,” announces James Brown, conference Treasurer. The conference is creating a… Read more

First UMC Mt Carmel in Worship

Bishop’s statement about reopening of churches

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have been asked recently about the reopening of our churches. I want to be clear about the following: The ministry of our churches has always been considered “essential…

Death Notice: Mrs. Nancy A. Lewis

Mrs. Nancy A. Lewis, spouse of The Rev. Roy Lewis (Retired Full Elder), died on May 11, 2020.Rev. Roy Lewis’s service record is as follows:  Belfast: Wesley Wind Gap: First Philadelphia:… Read more