EPA Latino Commission events bless minds, bodies, souls

June has been a busy but blessed month for the Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission, as it engages members in three transformative experiences for their minds, bodies and souls. First, 20 Latino clergy and laity gathered June 8 at the …

Doing small things with great love

Shores of Grace Philadelphia “Not all of us can do great things,” said Mother Teresa, “but we can do small things with great love.”  With vastly increased funding and policing, Philadelphia’s new mayor is beginning to do great things in …

Beth Stroud returns to FUMCOG a reinstated Elder

‘We Don’t Know How’ Thanks to her reinstatement by clergy members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference May 21, the Rev. Dr. Irene Elizabeth “Beth” Stroud can preach and serve Holy Communion as an Elder again. She did so for the …

Go deeper this summer at the next 2024 Laity Academy

Have you been hearing a quiet whisper, or maybe a not-so-subtle shout for you to take the next step in discipleship?  The Laity Academy Summer Session II, scheduled for August 2-3, at Eastern University’s Palmer Theological Seminary in St. Davids, …

Camp’s suburban farm feeds urban families

The Carson Simpson Farm Christian Center is located in suburban Hatboro, PA. Since he arrived as its director in 2020, Jonathan Curtis always wondered about that odd name because it didn’t have a farm. Well, now it does…albeit a small …

Celebrating a new class of transformational leaders

Lay and clergy leaders from across the Eastern PA Conference gathered June 2 at Bickley’s New Beginning United Methodist Church in Philadelphia to celebrate the 2024 class of new Certified Lay Ministers, serving in three EPA districts.    This cohort of …

EPA summer camps ready to transform young lives

Summer camps at the Eastern PA Conference’s four Camp & Retreat Centers blast off this week and next, launching perhaps several thousand children and youth into a season of enjoyable, exploratory experiences, as they are encouraged, taught and guided by …