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Tax Exemption Status

We’ve received questions from churches looking for the tax exemption forms that need to be renewed by the end of March. Please note that the local churches fall under the… Read more

Cabinet visits a humble home to celebrate Christ’s birth

Yes, Advent and Christmas are long over. But pardon us for sharing with you one last glimpse of a very special visit by a contingent of wise travelers, royalty of… Read more

2019 Statistical Report

January 2, 2020 Subject:  2019 Statistical Report Dear Pastor: Grace and peace to you.  It’s once again time for your church to prepare your Statistical Report. As Senior Pastor, you… Read more

IRS Mileage Rate for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on… Read more

Two churches celebrate a new home for their Advent tradition

By John W. Coleman Mid-Town Parish UMC located in North Philadelphia for 183 years is a church at the heart of the city with the city at heart. The small… Read more

Evelyn Kent Clark appointed to South District superintendency

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson would like to announce the appointment of the Rev. Evelyn Kent Clark as the Superintendent of the South District of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference effective July… Read more

Immigration legal aid comes to Delaware Valley

Justice For Our Neighbors of the Delaware Valley (Delaware Valley JFON) is a new non-profit immigration ministry located at Historic St. George’s UMC in Philadelphia that serves migrant communities in Southeastern… Read more

News from our Camp & Retreat Centers

Carson Simpson Farm to get new Executive Director Carson Simpson Farm Christian Center will soon receive a new Camp Director. Ray Neitz recently retired from that role and Meg Neitz… Read more

November 2019 EPA Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $3,013,902 through November 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $290 thousand more than budget and $100 thousand… Read more

As GC2020 nears, fewer keep to the sidelines

In the denomination’s longtime homosexuality debate, fewer United Methodists are keeping to the sidelines. The fallout continues after the 2019 special General Conference in St. Louis adopted, by about a 53%… Read more