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 …

Urban Ministry Awards Go to 4 Community-Engaged Churches

In describing the urban ministry challenge today, the Rev. Evelyn Kent Clark, Eastern PA Conference Dean of the Cabinet, may have turned iconic author Charles Dickens’ most famous opening line into a call for mission evangelism. “We think these are …

Churches honor Black History Month in special ways

A number of Eastern PA churches, especially in Philadelphia, saved the best for last by culminating their Black History Month celebrations on the last Sunday of February. There were oral and visual presentations of African diaspora history and culture, remarkable …

2024 Advance Special project applications due Jan. 4

The EPA Conference Global Ministries Team announces Jan. 4 as the application deadline for churches and other entities to request mission funding from EPA churches through the Advance Specials program.  Advance Specials are local projects in EPA approved annually by …

EPA seminar to explore ‘Healing from the Trauma of Domestic Violence’

The Eastern PA Conference Domestic Violence Committee will sponsor its eighth annual seminar October 20-21 to address a widespread, often lethal problem that afflicts many families, intimate-partner relationships and even churches. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “Healing from …