Passing the state budget is a justice issue

By Rev. David W. Brown, Deacon For months now, many of us throughout the state have been watching legislators in Harrisburg as they posture back and forth while negotiating a… Read more

“October is a special time to say thanks to our pastors”

By Barbara A. Stein, Lay Leader, Salem UMC, Orwigsburg, PA October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Pastors should be appreciated all the time, not just for one month. Pray for your… Read more

David Brown

“Serving amidst the papal frenzy”

When I was in seminary, I was one of those part-time students whose day job was spent writing jingles and ad campaigns in one of Philly’s ad agencies. I remember… Read more

David & Goliath Text

“Confidence in God” — A sermon by the Rev. Beverly Andrews

Download this sermon as a PDF to print and share “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the… Read more

Salem UMC, Allentown

“Lo siento”

By the Rev. Joy Bagwell Pastor of Salem UMC Allentown and a member of the Eastern PA Conference Urban Commission My recent experience has been that when we talk and… Read more

“Sharing the Burdens We Bear” — A meditation for pastors and other leaders

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” — Ralph Nader  Before proceeding, take a minute to read Exodus 18:13-23. In my devotions recently, this passage… Read more

“God Is Alive”

The Rev. Dennis Keen, pastor of Spring City UMC, submitted these comments about the tragic killing of the pastor and eight members of Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, S.C., June 17. He spoke them at the close of worship at Spring City UMC on Sunday, June 21, 2015.