SW News & Information


New redistricting of churches completed

New redistricting of churches completed

By John W. Coleman 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…. Read more

Boehm Circuit Rider

Mennonites reconnect with UMC founder

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (UMNS) — When Martin Boehm began preaching to a wider group of believers, he was ex-communicated. Now — more than 240 years later — Mennonites have renounced… Read more

Kristin E. Reifsnyder

SW District hires new DRA

The Eastern PA Conference is happy to announce the hiring of Kristin E. Reifsnyder as the new Southwest District Resource Assistant.  Kristin comes to us as a recent graduate with a Communications… Read more

Southwest District 2016 Tools for Ministry

Photos from the Southwest District 2016 Tools for Ministry

Photos by Rev. Jim Goudie

Washington Boro UMC, Southwest District, Eastern PA Conference UMC

Supporting a journey toward health, step by step

Gerald (Jerry) Reifsnyder, part-time Local Pastor at tiny Washington Boro UMC on the Southwest District, is raising donations for a worthy cause through his own personal walk-a-thon. The Lititz native,… 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

Plans for a new faith community on the Southwest District

Starting September 6, the Southwest District will have a new faith community as Jeremy Graeff, an MDiv student at Lancaster Theological Seminary, launches Ember Christian Fellowship. This new faith community… Read more