Sales Tax Exemption Status

Original, posted 1/21/2020: 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… Read more

Bishop urges calm but caution, compassion in COVID-19 pandemic

Acknowledging the growing threat of America’s new pandemic, Bishop Peggy Johnson has written to United Methodists twice this week calling on them to “exercise peace and calm but also observe… Read more

Bishops ask to postpone GC2020 due to coronavirus pandemic

The Executive Committee of the UMC’s Council of Bishops has asked for the postponement of the 2020 General Conference, set to begin in six weeks, because of the new Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…. Read more

Resources, ideas to protect worshipers from coronavirus

By John W. Coleman Churches are planning and taking steps to protect themselves from the spread of the potentially deadly coronavirus by revamping their worship and fellowship practices. All persons,… Read more

The Ten Commandments for Coronavirus Prevention in Faith Communities

By: The Rev. Kevin Murriel Several weeks ago, my wife and I were watching the news and witnessed the global panic of COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus. At the time,… Read more

UMCOR turns 80!

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” — Matthew 25:35,… Read more

Thoughts about Grandview UMC’s vote to begin a disaffiliation process

By Bishop Peggy Johnson On February 10, 2020, Grandview UMC voted to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church for reasons of conscience.  They do not wish to be a part… Read more

Members of the UMC's NEJ College of Bishops (Active and Retired)--Seated (from left): Bishops Peggy Johnson, Latrelle Easterling, Violet Fisher, John Schol and Jane Middleton. Standing (from left): Bishops Jeremiah Park, Ernest Lyght, Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Mark Webb, Sudarshana Devadhar, Thomas Bickerton, Marcus Matthews, Sandra Steiner-Ball and Peter Weaver. John Coleman photo.

A Lenten message from the NEJ College of Bishops

Grace and Peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ! The season of Lent invites us, individually and collectively, to a deep assessment of and prayer filled reflection on… Read more

December 2019 Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $3,494,455 through December 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $294 thousand more than budget and $50 thousand… Read more

PA bishops’ statement supports LGBT civil rights act

Bishop Jeremiah Park, leader of the Susquehanna Conference, joined other voices in calling for civil rights protection for LGBT persons at a news conference in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building… Read more