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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

Arch Street UMC’s Sanctuary ministry on ‘60 Minutes’ May 21

NOTE:   Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” program, that featured Arch Street UMC’s Sanctuary ministry can now be viewed online. “60 Minutes,” CBS Television’s top-rated, weekly news magazine program, featured the Sanctuary ministry at Arch Street… Read more

Phila. church offers sanctuary to shield father from deportation

Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia is providing sanctuary for Javier Flores García, 40, an undocumented Mexican immigrant and a husband and father of three. The church, which is part of… Read more

Safe Sanctuaries:
Selection & Screening

>> Return to Safe Sanctuaries main page. Clearances The following clearances must be renewed every 5 years. Child Abuse History Clearances Apply Online: Apply for Child Abuse History Clearance Online… Read more

2018 Charge Conference Forms

All Charge Conference forms are to be downloaded to your computer, saved in your computer, completed (don’t forget to save again!). For submission of forms, your District Office will provide instructions on the preferred method. The forms are designed to be completed on a computer and the answer boxes will expand to accommodate the length of your response.  Read more

Eastern PA committed to ‘Helping Puerto Rico Rise Again’

With a new missional fundraising campaign underway to support Puerto Rico’s recovery from hurricane devastation, Eastern PA Conference leaders plan to tour Methodist churches and their communities there in February,… Read more

Another tragedy, another reminder

Our country is still reeling from the recent incident in New York City where a terrorist brutally ran over and killed innocent people with a truck. Now we learn of another heinous, hateful act of unbelievable violence against innocent…  Read more

Attendance high at 2016 Tools for Ministry events

It wasn’t exactly March Madness, but several districts celebrated their best attendance ever at Tools for Ministry leadership training events in March, enjoying a more temperate climate than the cold, often-snowy… Read more

Peace amid passion: Resolutions stir Annual Conference debates

Trustees Chairman Alvin Kingcade and Legal Counsel Robert Shoemaker

The Eastern PA Annual Conference considered 23 of 25 submitted resolutions during its 2015 session, May 14-16, and a handful of them generated heavy debate on controversial concerns. But despite… Read more

Conference resolutions target diverse concerns

Lloyd Speer, Conference Secretary

Two dozen resolutions to be considered and voted on at the 2015 Annual Conference, May 14-16, have been posted on the conference Website. They range from extensive revised Safe Sanctuary… Read more