EA News & Information

Central District's Real Talk about Racism, Dec. 3, 2016. John Coleman photo.

Districts dig deeper into real talk about race

Four districts will dive deeper into their exploration of racial understanding and race relations in January and February with upcoming dialogues that may lead to more. Clergy and laity from… Read more

New redistricting of churches completed

New redistricting of churches completed

The Eastern PA Conference Cabinet has completed arrangements of its 415 member churches into four new districts—East, North, South and West—to take effect July 1, 2017. The reduction from six… Read more


Mr. Bryan Miller, Executive Director, Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence, reports that “special standing” legislation sought by the gun lobby has failed to date to gain passage during… Read more

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