IRS announces decrease in HSA max contribution

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on March 5, 2018 a decrease in maximum Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions. Effective for the calendar year 2018, the family contribution limit for… Read more

Mission tour reveals Congo Partnership’s lifesaving impact

“Now I can see and know.” A smiling Dr. Adolphe Yamba Yamba, director and lead physician at Mpasa Medical and Nutrition Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), offered… Read more

Resilient hope arises from hurricane’s horror

Eastern PA team visits Puerto Rico churches By John W. Coleman The Rev. Nicolas Camacho (right) saw and heard about extensive damage and destruction done by Hurricane Maria to many… Read more

Searching for scholarships? Start here.

Plenty of higher education funding aid available Looking for a college scholarship? As part of their commitment to promoting higher education, both our conference and The United Methodist Church have… Read more

Blest be a broken tie that binds

St. George’s UMC worships at St. Thomas African Episcopal Church The Rev. Mark Salvacion, the new pastor of Philadelphia’s Historic St. George’s UMC—and its first non-white pastor—preached at St. Thomas… Read more

Eastern PA committed to ‘Helping Puerto Rico Rise Again’

With a new missional fundraising campaign underway to support Puerto Rico’s recovery from hurricane devastation, Eastern PA Conference leaders plan to tour Methodist churches and their communities there in February,… Read more

4 speakers for 2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Session: ‘We Will All Be Changed’

“We Will All Be Changed” will be the theme of the next Eastern PA Annual Conference June 14-16, 2018. The prophetic theme—perhaps a timely, symbolic one for our denomination—comes from… Read more

Congo Partnership celebrated; mission team consecrated

“We are God’s ambassadors.” That’s how the Rev. Jonathan Baker described the faithful leaders working to better the health, education and lives of people in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…. Read more

UMC Bishops call for respectful conversations in time of uncertainty

United Methodist Church bishops are calling on members of the denomination to engage in respectful conversations amidst growing conflict over political, religious and justice issues in many places in our… Read more

‘Hope! Talks’ offers inspiration for small churches

“Hope! Talks,” a recent Eastern PA Conference seminar offering short, upbeat, revealing, TED Talk-style* presentations, sought to provide nearly 200 local church leaders with what its hopeful subtitle promised: “Inspiration… Read more