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The Arch of Justice

BY BISHOP PEGGY JOHNSON According to the Visitor’s Center at the “St. Louis Arch” National Park, this city has always been “the gateway to the west.”  The earliest major trails… Read more

Domestic violence is a social epidemic. Help stop it

“Husbands love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”  Eph. 5:25 In Ephesians 5, Paul has written instructions on how husbands should treat… Read more

GC2019 OKs Traditional Plan that’s now in the judges’ hands

With the arching drama of the Special Session of General Conference 2019 now ended, the drama moves into the Judicial Council’s arena. The council will consider ruling on the approved… Read more

Bishops, churches “Praying our Way Forward”

With the United Methodist Church’s Special Session of General Conference, Feb. 23-26, its leaders and many members are calling for intensive prayer. At least one Eastern PA Conference church—and perhaps… Read more

Seminary receives OK to continue educating UM clergy

Palmer Seminary will provide live streaming of GC19 on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 & 26 for anyone interested in watching the sessions in community with other Methodists. The live… Read more

Church offers Conference Office an lasting light of peace

The Rev. Donald Keller, pastor of Scottsville UMC, brought a lasting gift of light to the Eastern PA Conference Office Feb. 6; and it shines still, more than a week… Read more

Black History Month Reflection: Tale of Two Postal Workers

By Bishop Peggy Johnson On a recent broadcast of “Travel with Rick Steves”(NPR – January 12, 2019) this travel expert interviewed Calvin Alexander Ramsey, who authored a children’s book titled… Read more

Eastern PA’s Call to Action efforts moving from talk to action

In its 2018 Call to Action* report to the Northeastern Jurisdiction Vision Table and Episcopacy Committee, the Eastern PA Conference reports recent strides and next steps that suggest real movement… Read more

More Eastern PA VIM teams headed to Puerto Rico in 2019

P.R. Methodist Bishop Ortiz to visit here BY JOHN W. COLEMAN Three Eastern PA Conference Volunteers in Mission teams will head to Puerto Rico this year, in March, June and… Read more

2019 Conference to explore ministry of generations

Worship to celebrate ageless wisdom of Psalms By John W. Coleman We will not hide them from their children;    we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds… Read more