Features


Summer camps leave life-changing impact

Summer Camp 2018 offer­­ed up to nine weeks of exciting, life-changing adventures for several thousand young minds, bodies and souls at all four of the Eastern PA Conference’s Camp &… Read more

Churches in two cities partner in (Kingdom) building ministries

“If you want to do Kingdom-based ministry, you have to learn to love your zip code.” The Rev. Kevin Babcock, pastor of Clifton Heights and Swarthmore UMCs, credits theologian Len… Read more

Laity Academy inspires joyful learning, music, fellowship

The joyful energy and communal spirit of the 35th annual Laity Academy, held August 3-5, seemed to fill the classrooms, corridors, dining/fellowship hall and even the sanctuary of Quakertown UMC,… Read more

Conference engages in UMC Way Forward dialogues, prayer

About a hundred people came out to West Lawn UMC August 8 to learn, talk and pray about the seismic changes and considerations that will be proposed to a special… Read more

Conference, churches helping Puerto Rico ‘rise again’

Both the Eastern PA Conference and several local churches are responding to the ongoing critical needs caused by Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico a year ago in September. The… Read more

VIM/ERT training

Volunteering with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico

How to Get Your Church Involved Eastern PA Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Robert Simcox and the Rev. Russell Atkinson, conference UM Volunteers in Mission Coordinator, organized dual, daylong training events… Read more

Conference, churches rally to recover from recent floods

Donations, volunteers needed for disaster response By John W. Coleman “The Eastern PA Conference is operating in full disaster response phase,” said Disaster Response Coordinator Robert Simcox this week. “We are… Read more

Thousands get backpacks and more from Bethlehem church

Volunteers at Wesley UMC in Bethlehem handed out new backpacks, school supplies, clothing, hot dogs and more—including free haircuts—to elementary school children.

Thousands of families attended the annual “We Got Your Back” charity event that gets bigger, more generous and more successful each year.   Read more

July 2018 EPA Financial Update

Dear Conference, Below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through July 31, 2018. Connectional Ministries Fund  Church giving for the Connectional Ministries… 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