Annual Conference 2018

Annual Conference approves justice-related resolutions

By John W. Coleman–June 17, 2018

Members of the 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 14-16 in Oaks, PA, too historic steps in the cause for justice by passing several key resolutions. But they stopped just short of advocating for the denomination to allow congregations that want to leave over proposed changes to church law regarding LGBTQ rights to do so with their properties. Read more…

2018-28L – Emergency Resolution to End Family Separation Policy and Practice, submitted at Annual Conference


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  • Conference featured in several key media stories
    The Eastern Conference PA Conference has appeared in both the United Methodist and Philadelphia media lately.  The Philadelphia Inquirer and www.philly.com published a story about our Annual Conference’s historic passage... Read more
  • Annual Conference 2018: ‘A time for every purpose’
    By John W. Coleman To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NKJV) Invoking heaven’s oversight from start to finish, the 232nd Eastern... Read more
  • Sustaining mission through ‘Holy Currencies’
    Money, Time and Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth, Wellness. Those are the six Holy Currencies the Rev. Eric Law shared with Eastern PA Conference members in his interactive teaching session at their 2018 Annual Conference June 15. These essential values must circulate or flow among people to form a “cycle of blessings,” he said. They should continuously recycle through exchanges, like currency, to ensure that effective ministry can be both “missional and sustainable.”  Read more
  • Annual conference urged to embrace change, unity
    “Raise your expectations.” That is the Rev. Justin Hancock’s advice when asked what United Methodists can do to improve “disability ministry.” “You must have gospel-level expectations. That is when the... Read more
  • Changed
    A sermon by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference Service of Ordination & Commissioning, June 15, 2018 Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20 Pre-sermonic hymn: “Changed” (A wonderful change has come over... Read more