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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

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

Bishop Johnson’s 2014 New Year’s Greeting

Bishop Peggy Johnson offers a 2014 New Year’s greeting to all in the loving spirit of Jesus Christ. She notes that Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s 2014 color of the year, reflects… Read more

Bishop’s statement on surrender of Frank Schaefer’s ministerial credentials

The Rev. Frank Schaefer, an EPA Conference pastor found guilty in a church trial of violating rules against clergy officiating at same-sex weddings and also of disobedience to the order… Read more

Financial Stewardship Campaign nears $3 million goal

“We’re so close!” The Rev. Denny Emrick voiced almost breathless anticipation when asked about the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s Financial Stewardship Capital Campaign. He held his hands forward as though ready… Read more

New Cabinet appointments, 2014

Bishop Peggy Johnson is pleased to announce the following appointments, effective July 1, 2014: The Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm will become Superintendent of the Southeast District; the Rev. Tracy Bass will… Read more

EPA Conference BMCR members attend NEJ meeting

Members of the EPA Conference chapter of Black Methodists for Church Renewal were well represented at the 2013 Northeastern Jurisdiction annual meeting Dec. 13 at Queen’s Chapel UMC in Beltsville,… Read more

Understanding Advent

When. Advent marks the beginning of the church year. It begins with the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day and ends on Christmas Day. What. Advent comes from the Latin word,… Read more

Advent in Action

Advent for many means waiting and hoping to welcome the Christ who brings deliverance by Sophia Agtarap Those familiar with the church’s liturgical calendar know that this season we are… Read more

Finance agency responds to clergy housing decision

Editor’s Note: The General Council on Finance and Administration — The United Methodist Church’s finance agency — responded Nov. 26 to  a U.S. district court ruling that found the tax-free… Read more