Administration


December 2019 Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $3,494,455 through December 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $294 thousand more than budget and $50 thousand… Read more

Tax Exemption Status

We’ve received questions from churches looking for the tax exemption forms that need to be renewed by the end of March. Please note that the local churches fall under the… Read more

2019 Statistical Report

January 2, 2020 Subject:  2019 Statistical Report Dear Pastor: Grace and peace to you.  It’s once again time for your church to prepare your Statistical Report. As Senior Pastor, you… Read more

IRS Mileage Rate for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on… Read more

November 2019 EPA Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $3,013,902 through November 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $290 thousand more than budget and $100 thousand… Read more

October 2019 EPA Financial Update

Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $2,758,584 through October 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $302 thousand more than budget and $38 thousand less than October 2018…  Read more

Wespath initiatives address opioid crisis

U.S. Health and Human Services has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Now the UMC’s health and pension benefits agency is working to address the growing epidemic. 

Change will allow appointed clergy over 65 to get Medicare

By Jo Fielding Director of Eastern PA Conference Pension and Health Benefits Office  Over the years the Eastern PA Conference Pension and Health Benefits Office has received numerous requests from clergy, age… Read more

Support for clergy spouses grows, aided by benefits board

By Julie Anderman Three years ago, the Eastern PA Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits took a chance. They agreed to partner on an outside grant funding project with Artos… Read more

September 2019 EPA Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $2,429,846 through September 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $227 thousand more than budget and $70 thousand… Read more