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Christmas Cards to Inmates idea getting popular

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” a New York Annual Conference staff member reminded Marilyn Schneider, head of our conference’s Prison Ministry & Restorative Justice (PM&RJ) Team, when asking… Read more

October 2016 Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through October 2016. Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report. This… Read more

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EPA Health Care News

Over the past few years, the conference has struggled to pay the health insurance costs in an environment of health care market volatility; double digit cost increases partially caused by… Read more

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

September 2016 Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through September 2016.  Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report. This report… Read more

For everything there is a season...

For everything there is a season

… and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-22) By John W. Coleman Seasons are a wondrous gift to us all from our Creator. Throughout our lives we witness… Read more

Mission work in Africa grows with Eastern PA support

Mission work in Africa grows with Eastern PA support

Churches in the Eastern PA Conference are supporting missionaries and vital mission efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania, spanning a vast distance that makes occasional visits… Read more

Improving race relations on a personal level

Improving race relations on a personal level

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference has published three times the Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops’ recent statement promising to work on dismantling racism, healing the pain of… Read more

UMC leaders respond to presidential election outcome

UMC leaders respond to presidential election outcome

By John W. Coleman As Americans continue to process the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election in various ways that span a spectrum of emotions, United Methodist Church leaders are reaching… Read more

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

By John W. Coleman* The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries planted a ceremonial Tree of Peace and taught tribal social dances, while welcoming guests to a celebrative… Read more