EA News & Information


UMAC Awards for Eastern Pennsylvania

United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) 2017 award winners included several awards for Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s John Coleman, Director, Office of Communications, and Lindsey Cotman, Support Associate, Desktop Publishing. Held… Read more

CHARTING OUR ECUMENICAL FUTURE

The 2017 Robert K. Campbell Memorial Lecture on Christian Unity, sponsored by The Lehigh Conference of Churches, on Friday, April 7, at 9 am, will feature Dr. Robert P. Jones,… Read more

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL FAITH AND SPIRITUAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE

EMPOWERING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES: ADDRESSING THE OPIOD EPIDEMIC The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability Services, Faith and Spiritual Affairs, The Mayor’s Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission, and Behavioral… Read more

Northwest Philadelphia Mission Connexion Cluster 2017 Lenten Schedule

  • Wed., March 29, 2017 – Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M. (Dinner at 6:00 P.M. Location: Grace UMC – Preacher: Rev. Dr. Wm. Gary George
  • Wed., April 5, 2017 – Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M. (Dinner @ 6:00 P.M.) Location: FUMCOG – Preacher: Rev. Bob Coombe
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017Maundy Thursday Service @ 7:00 P.M. (Dinner @ 6:00 P.M.) Location: Bickley’s New Beginning UMC – Preacher: Rev. Jackie Stewart
  • Friday, April 14, 2017Good Friday Service @ Noon. Location: Janes Memorial UMC

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Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Want to see and hear a truly inspiring testimony? Check out a brief video story about the Rev. Joe Martin of Fallsington UMC. You can also find it on the… Read more

Reflections on racial dialogues--A supplement to "District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race”

Reflections on racial dialogues

A supplement to the NEWSpirit Winter 2017 article, “District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race” At our request, a number of clergy participants in recent racial dialogue and learning events,… 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

GOOD NEWS FROM HARRISBURG

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