EA News & Information

Former East District Pastor Julia Singleton Shares Commissioning Experience

The Rev. Julia Singleton, a local pastor at Christ UMC in Middletown, was commissioned a Provisional Elder July 17, during Annual Conference. She shares what that life-changing experience was like from… Read more

Korean Churches travel to Dominican Republic

Pastors and members of Lighthouse Korean (in Glenside) and Bensalem Korean UMCs joined a New Jersey Korean church in May on a first-time mission trip to the burgeoning city of Santiago, in… Read more

Solid Rock UMC, East District Mission Project

Phila. church restoring vitality with help from its district

Historic Solid Rock UMC in Philadelphia (at 199 E. Tabor Road) has a new pastor, but it’s restoring its old, more familiar name, St. James UMC, just as the church… Read more

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans

The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society, and Bishop Elías Galván (retired) Executive Director of the Latino UMC caucus MARCHA (Metodistas Representando la… Read more

If these wall could talk….UMComm celebrates 75 years (1940-2015)

UM DENOMINATION CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF COMMUNICATIONS (1940-2015) In 1972, United Methodist Information, TRAFCO, and the Division of Interpretation combines to form UMCom. Interesting facts and little-known tidbits of information… Read more

The Center for Grieving Children offers thanks for another great year!

Thanks to supporters of The Center for Grieving Children, many more persons have been impacted. In the past year, 1,323 children have been served through grief support groups and post-crisis… Read more

Seeking Part-Time Chaplains

Chaplain Bobby Brown, CH (CPT), PAARNG, Specialty Branch Officer Recruiter, RRAC II, is recruiting for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Chaplain Corps. The Corps is seeking full-time pastors to serve… Read more

Governor Wolf Announces Criminal/Abuse Clearance Fee Waiver for Volunteers

Governor Tom Wolf announced last Wednesday, June 10th, that the fee for both the State Police Criminal Background Check and the Child Abuse Clearance will be waived for volunteers. Additionally,… Read more

2015 Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Graduates

Conference graduates 9 Certified Lay Ministers

The Eastern PA Conference graduated a new class–its fifth–of Certified Lay Ministers (CLM) June 7 in a service of recognition at Royersford UMC. . Seated (from left) are: Robin Roman; Cressa… Read more

Seeking Quilt-makers to Make Stoles

Anyone who can sew a straight seam, please consider the following opportunity. The Northeast Jurisdiction Conference of The United Methodist Church, being held July 10-15, 2016, in Lancaster, PA will have 200 delegates… Read more