East District News & Information


SAVE THE DATE: 7TH Annual Fall Fest to benefit The Center for Grieving Children on Thursday, November 16. Here are 3 ways you can be a champion of hope for… Read more


Eastern Baptist/Palmer Theological Seminary alumni are invited to a reunion on Friday, October 20th from 9 am to 4 pm at Eastern University (1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids 19087). Cost… Read more

Denman Evangelism Award Nominations Sought

When you experience God’s love, you want to share it with everyone! The United Methodist Foundation for Evangelism helps annual conferences annually honor extraordinary clergy, youth, and adult laypersons with the Harry Denman Evangelism… Read more

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


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

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

Mid-Town Parish to dedicate new home June 19

Mid-Town Parish to dedicate new home June 19

After months of preparation, Mid-Town Parish UMC in Philadelphia will dedicate its long-awaited new church home with a worship celebration on Sunday, June 19, at 3 PM. The pre-fab building,… Read more

Mid-Town Parish welcomes new home at long last!

A long, long-awaited, hoped-for, prayed-for, yearned-for moment finally arrived March 10 and 11, when Mid-Town Parish UMC in Philadelphia received its modular, pre-fabricated buildings that will soon become its new… Read more