Re-envisioning the Global Church

A speech delivered by Krystl Johnson to the Wesleyan Covenant Association Northeaster Regional Meeting, at Washington Crossing UMC May 11, 2019 It is an honor to stand before all of… Read more

Musing a Methodist Mulligan: Reflections on General Conference 2019

by David E. Woolverton I’ve been a church pastor for over thirty years; consequently, there’s still a lot that I have to learn.  Yet, there’s one thing I do know:… Read more

Musings after 2019 Special Session of General Conference

By Clarita Anderman Krall Numbness!                 Disbelief!                                 Profound disappointment!                                                 Frustration!                                                                 Utter sadness!                                                                                 Depression!                                                                                                 Mourning!                                                               Anger and a call to arms, figuratively speaking, to continue the… Read more

The One Church Plan as the ‘Way Forward’

By Clarita Anderman Krall* In February 2019 the General Conference (GC) of The United Methodist Church (UMC) will gather to conclude unfinished business of the 2016 GC. For over 45… Read more

Why the One Church Plan is a bad idea

By the Rev. Joseph F. DiPaolo* With the 2019 session of General Conference just months away, many United Methodists are seeking information on the various plans and petitions to be… Read more

What does God want for us?

We would all probably agree that God does not want us miserable, tired and cranky.” I read those words in a recent e-mail sent by a co-worker, titled Upcoming Events. She went on to encourage us to “look for, believe for an infusion of joy.”   Read more

“Celebrating good times”

The Rev. Maryanne Ditter, Minister of Spiritual Formation Tabor UMC, Woxall, PA Just a few months ago, I was listening to songs on my computer to try and figure out… Read more

‘Making all things new’

By the Rev. James Anderman, Lead Pastor, Covenant UMC, Springfield PA So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become… Read more

How are we known?

I recently received by e-mail a promotional article that began like this: “When you walk through the front door, you see huge words that say ‘You Belong.’ As you enter… Read more

Be not afraid!

I invite you to picture this scenario: An economy with a huge disparity between rich and poor. Groups of people who fear persecution because of their ethnic identity. A government that is protective about its borders. A leader that is seen…  Read more