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Church and Society Work Team Report: Church and Society Work – 03/29/2019

Church and Society Work Team Chairperson: Barbara E. Drake Report submitted by: Barbara E. Drake Email: Phone: (610) 446-1394 Date submitted: 03/29/2019 Recent Events & Activities Reviewed accomplishments and… Read more

Church and Society Conference: “Building Connections for Social Justice”

September 29, 2018 at West Lawn UMC, 15 Woodside Ave., Reading, PA from 8:30 am-3:30 pm Opening devotion: Bishop Peggy Johnson Keynote address: “Living Social Justice” by Rev. Dr. Clayton… Read more

Basic and Advanced Sexual Ethics Workshop (Women only)

For Women Only – Sexual Ethics Workshop fulfilling both Basic and Advanced Sexual Ethics requirements Tuesday August 20, 2019 from 9 30 a.m. to 3. Cost is $35. Light refreshments… Read more

Believing and being there for domestic violence victims

By Bishop Johnson
October is Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Month (Also known as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month).   Read more

Church & Society event to focus on Social Justice

“Building Connections for Social Justice” is the theme of a major education and advocacy event, Sept. 29, at West Lawn UMC. Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers, of the UMC’s Board of Church & Society, will keynote. Learn more…  Read more

2 immigrant families find sanctuary at Philadelphia church

Two immigrant families, both with children who are American citizens, have taken sanctuary inside First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) to resist deportation orders from the federal Immigration and Customs… Read more

Pastors, churches respond to Florida massacre

By Sam Hodges Feb. 15, 2018 |UMNS | Read the story at The Rev. Vance Rains had expected that his church’s Ash Wednesday evening service would be just like… Read more

Churches, communities to honor MLK this weekend

A new national record may be set this weekend when more than 150,000 expected volunteers go into action during the 23rd Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend and… Read more

Church hosts interfaith Thanksgiving Service

An Islamic congregation was represented for the first time when Grove UMC West Chester hosted the Exton-Lionville Ministerium’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 19. Iftekhar Hussain (left, speaking), of… Read more

Urging more churches to promote Native American ministry

On May 9-10, 2017 MCC U.S. hosted a Doctrine of Discovery Train the Trainers event in Akron, Pa. led by Erica Littlewolf, Karin Kaufman Wall, Michelle Armster and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz. The training ensures that regional offices have local people trained to lead the Loss of Turtle Island exercise as well as seminars on the Doctrine of Discovery. Participants included East Coast representatives, from left, Sandra Cianciulli, Barbara Christy, Verna Colliver and Sherry Wack.

The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CoNAM) wants to reach, teach, encourage and resource all congregations to learn about and participate in this largely overlooked area of… Read more