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Church Refugees: Why are a growing number of people DONE with church but not their faith?

First we heard about the “Nones,” those who on the religion affiliation question of a survey would go to the bottom of the list and check “None.” They are now…

2015 Appointments and Retirements

Central District John Bletsch, Elder on Loan. Currently serving Mont Clare: Otterbein (PT) to Mont Clare: Otterbein (FT) Rev. Thomas Ebersole FT-Elder from Lafayette Hill: Messiah UMC (CE) to Wayne… Read more

2014 Journal

Download a limited selection of individual reports from the 2014 Journal: Prefix Conference Staff, Camps, Districts, and AC Photos General & Jurisdictional Boards, Agencies, and Resources Clergy: Clergy Committee Assignments… Read more

Gilberton UMC Dedicates Flagpole to The Late Rev. Joe Murton

On May 24th, the Gilberton UMC decided to do something in memory of Pastor Joe Murton. The Church voted to put a flagpole up in front of the Church and dedicate… Read more

Latino Ministries Report to Annual Conference 2014

'Para alante en el nombre del Señor' Latino Ministries Report to Annual Conference 2014 By Esdras Seda, EPA Conference Coordinator of Latino Ministries This is year we are chartering a… Read more

Dewees Fund grant applications due Sept. 15, 2014

Applications to the EPA Conference’s Dewees Fund for grants to aid important ministry projects appear to be declining; but the funds are not. Conference Treasuter Peter DiNofia reports that even… Read more

Resolution #2014-12 to the 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SESSION

Resolution #2014-12 to the 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SESSION Resolution relating to A Yearlong Commemoration of Our Journey toward Wholeness: From the Birth of the Former Delaware Conference in 1864 to… Read more

Works of Faith, Labors of Love: Growing Vital Congregations

Connectional Ministries video celebrates ministry in many forms

One of the many highlights of the Eastern PA Annual Conference in May was an oral and video report from the Connectional Ministries Office with the theme Works of Faith,… Read more

Annual Conference highlights vital ministry, visionary leaders

Bishops Gabriel Unda Yemba (center, left) of the East Congo Area and Peggy Johnson of the Philadelphia Area lead the opening worship procession for the EPA Annual Conference, May 15,… Read more

Enjoy Mark Miller’s music from Annual Conference

Many members at Annual Conference showed visible and vocal enjoyment of the soulful energy, powerful lyrics and diverse, inspiring harmonies of the music. Guest music director Mark Miller (Stewart Warner… Read more