Weather Channel forecast map for Winter Storm Jonas
Preparedness Information for Winter Storm Jonas

It looks like winter has finally arrived. While winter sports enthusiasts are saying “finally!” many of us are saying “aw shucks!” In either case, personal preparedness is important. This storm may drop between 2 inches and 2 feet of snow …

Mission of Peace returns Eastern PA youth 'home' to China
Mission of Peace returns Eastern PA youth ‘home’ to China

Mei-Ling Blackstone, 16, of Macungie, Pa., returns this weekend from visiting nearly three weeks in her native land of China, where she joined other youth from around the Northeastern Jurisdiction (NEJ) on a Mission of Peace (MOP). When she shares …

2015 PA Budget Impasse
UMC advocate explains impact of PA budget impasse

The Rev. Dai Morgan, who coordinates state legislative advocacy for the three United Methodist annual conferences in Pennsylvania, including the Eastern PA Conference, offers a troubling assessment of the impact of the state government’s inability to pass a 2015-16 fiscal-year …

Rev, Willis Johnson, Wellspring UMC Ferguson
Ferguson, Mo., pastor to lead FUMCOG racial dialogue

First UMC of Germantown (FUMCOG) in Philadelphia will host an important racial dialogue Jan. 16, the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The event will feature a United Methodist pastor who led efforts to foster peace in …

Bishop Cho washes the feet of Lucy Thompson. Photo by Neill Caldwell.
Virginia bishop to inspire clergy at Lenten Day Apart

Bishop Young Jin Cho moved in 2012 from being the pastor of the largest worshiping congregation in the Virginia Conference, which has one of the largest conference memberships in The United Methodist Church, to eventually becoming bishop of that conference …

Women in Professional Ministry Advent Retreat with Bishop Johnson
Clergywomen retreat for soul-care

Hosting the Eastern PA Conference’s Women in Professional Ministry (WiPM) for its annual “Advent Morning Apart” Dec. 9, Bishop Peggy Johnson closed with a devotion about Christmas and culture, and gave everyone a Polish Christmas Oplatki wafer. The gift, a …