West District News & Information


Church leaders to take the field with Tools for Ministry

While Philadelphia’s Super Bowl-champion Eagles are nesting, and the 76ers and Flyers are in mid-season, the Phillies are enjoying baseball’s spring training. Hundreds of Eastern PA Conference church leaders will… Read more

Conference teams visit DRC, Puerto Rico to explore mission needs

A small, joint team of Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware Conference Cabinet members and church leaders arrived Wednesday night, Feb. 14, in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) capital… Read more

New districts plan picnics in August, celebrations in September

The new North and South districts will both hold picnics in August for their clergy families, inviting all to come and get better acquainted. But clergy and laity of all… 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

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

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