Wrestling with Hope: NEJ Begins with Memorial Service and Communion

The first day of legislative work at the 2024 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in Pittsburgh commenced with a solemn service of remembrance and communion, setting a reflective tone for the days ahead. The service honored the late bishops William Boyd Grove …

Embracing the Joy of Our Unity

A MESSAGE FROM OUR BISHOP (From NEWSpirit newspaper’s Spring 2024 issue) “…so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” –Romans 12:5 I tasted grits for the first time at the age …

The Lengthening of Our Days

These days we are traveling through the season of Lent, the weeks from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday—40 days, excluding Sundays. While we may honor sacrifices during Lent, Sundays are considered mini-Easters and are not days to sacrifice, but to …

EPA&GNJ members “Journey with Paul” in Greece

Evoking the season and spirit of Epiphany, which signifies the revelation of Christ to the world, 23 members of the Eastern PA and Greater New Jersey conferences began 2024 in Greece on a revealing “Journey with Paul.” Since January 4 …

Bishop updates EPA on church disaffiliation suit

Dear United Methodists of Eastern Pennsylvania, Last week, the judge ruled in favor of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference regarding a request by 11 of our churches for an injunction. These churches sought to disaffiliate without adhering to the process outlined …

Bishop invites all on 2024 Holy Land Pilgrimage

Journey Through the Bible, January 4-14, 2024 To experience an unforgettable exploration of the Holy Land, led by Bishop John Schol, in January 2024, sign up now, by October 4. Learn more, and register now to save. Also view this …