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‘An Inconvenient Christmas’

Soon we will be singing Advent hymns in our churches and wondering where this passing year has gone. December 25th falls on a Sunday this year, and I am already… Read more

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I Voted, I Vote

From the Bishop’s Blog: “On Election Day I stood in line for an hour and a half to vote. I don’t think the good people of Upper Providence Township expected such a large crowd. There were only four voting machines…”

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‘Saints’

We arrived at my cousin’s grand-daughter’s wedding about an hour early last Saturday. We drove from our house in Phoenixville to Pittsburgh early in the morning and did not know exactly how long it would take to get there…

Praying for our Presidential Election

Praying for our Presidential Election

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson It seems that I can’t remember a time when we as a nation were not talking about the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Almost the minute… Read more

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

By Bishop Peggy Johnson Last week I attended our new quadrennium’s first meeting of the General Board of Church and Society.  I am proud to serve for another four years… Read more

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‘Open wide your hearts’

Some years ago The United Methodist Church had a welcoming slogan that was all about opening wide our hearts, to quote the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:13. The denomination paid for a number of TV spots…

Long-detained immigrant families in PA arouse concern, protests

‘Loving the Stranger’

Deuteronomy 10:19 reminds us, “You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” Have you ever been a stranger and found welcome? I remember the overwhelming welcome…

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Grateful!

Bishop Peggy Johnson’s Blog: At the United Methodist Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in Lancaster, Pa., July 11-15, our demonstration of hospitality exceeded my wildest expectations!

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NEJ Conference: Calling us to pray and be ‘salty’

I call the pastors and members of the Philadelphia Area (both Eastern PA and the Peninsula Delaware Conference) to a time of prayer for the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference…

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Bishop’s Blog: “Fire, Wind and Stones”

Pentecost in 2016 happens during the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, on May 15.   It is the birthday of the church, a commemoration of the day when the power of… Read more