North District News & Information


More aid, volunteers needed to help Gilberton recover from flooding

The Eastern PA Conference is seeking more donations to help with flood recovery efforts in Gilberton, PA. Funds may be sent to the Conference Treasurer’s Office,  Eastern PA Conference, PO… Read more

More disaster response aid sought for Gilberton

The North District has reached its goal of collecting $5,000 in matching funds to help residents of Gilberton recover from a recent catastrophic flood.  “The funds, received directly through the… Read more

Volunteers help Gilberton recover from flooding, but more aid is needed

Responding to major flood damage in the Schuylkill County borough of Gilberton, Eastern PA Conference Bishop Peggy Johnson and more than 30 other volunteers came to help Saturday morning, June… Read more

Conference disaster response volunteers sought for flooded town

Eastern PA Conference Disaster Recovery Coordinator Bob Simcox is trying to assemble Early Response Teams to help residents of Gilberton rebound from last week’s catastrophic flooding. The high waters just began receding two days… Read more

First UMC Mt Carmel in Worship

Bishop’s statement about reopening of churches

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have been asked recently about the reopening of our churches. I want to be clear about the following…

Bishop reviews Way Forward proposals at district town halls

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3) After hymns were sung and scriptures were read, Bishop Peggy Johnson led off… Read more

Morton installed as North District Supt.

After serving for two decades in one remarkable church, the Rev. Steve Morton hit the road July 1, as Superintendent of the North District; and he has been traversing his… Read more

Connectional team to respond to local flood disaster

BY JOHN W. COLEMAN Leaders of St. John’s UMC in Tremont, Pa., Schuylkill County, are working with Eastern PA conference and district disaster response officials to help their community recover… Read more

Conference members dialogue in search of UMC’s ‘Way Forward’

Bishops call for talking, praying, listening, learning By John W. Coleman The United Methodist Council of Bishops and its special study commission completed their lengthy deliberations in May, recommending “A… Read more

District conferences lift up ministries, mission and milestones

Inspirational music and messages, prayers and praise reports, clergy comings and goings, important information-sharing and generous offerings for mission—these and other highlights filled the busy agendas of four district conferences… Read more