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Church members lay wreaths on the graves of veterans at Hopewell Cemetery

EAST BRANDYWINE >> Church members gathered and shared the mission to Remember-Honor-Teach by laying Wreaths on the graves of more than 300 veterans in the Hopewell Cemetery. More than 300… Read more

Rev. Merrill E. Graves

The Rev. Merrill E. Graves, 93, a retired full Elder in the Eastern PA Conference, passed away on March 11, 2017. He resided in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is survived… Read more

GC2019 OKs Traditional Plan that’s now in the judges’ hands

With the arching drama of the Special Session of General Conference 2019 now ended, the drama moves into the Judicial Council’s arena. The council will consider ruling on the approved… Read more

Special General Conference 2019

Bishop Peggy Johnson will update conference members on the UMC Way Forward and respond to questions at four district town hall meetings in September and October. Here are some helpful resources. Learn more…  Read more

Error forces revote on failed constitutional amendment

(Adapted from two UM News Services stories) Annual Conference voters around the globe will have to revote on one of two failed constitutional amendments that deal with women’s equality. The… Read more

Mrs. Amelia Bemesderfer

Mrs. Amelia Bemesderfer, age 103, died March 28, 2018.  She was the surviving spouse of the Rev. James O. Bemesderfer. Together they served the below Eastern PA Conference churches: Birdsboro:… Read more

Grateful for the Congo Partnership

I returned in February from a 10-day mission trip with an eight-person team of clergy and laity from both the Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware conferences.  Our Philadelphia Episcopal Area has… Read more

Efforts begin to return Carlisle children’s remains

ALL CARLISLE GATHERING PHOTOS TAKEN BY CHARLES FOX / PHILLY.COM PHOTOGRAPHER At the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., hidden behind the tall chain-link fences draped with black cloth and… Read more

NEJ has 2 new African American women bishops

The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi elected NEJ bishop

At 9 PM last night and 10 AM this morning, the Northeastern Jurisdiction elected its two expected new bishops, two African American clergywomen, the first elected in this jurisdiction since… Read more

Historic Boehm’s Chapel to celebrate 225 years

Boehm’s UMC (13 West Boehms Road, Willow Street, PA) will host a 225th  anniversary celebration of its historic faith journey on the weekend of June 24-26. The fete begins with… Read more