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Volunteers help Gilberton recover from flooding, but more aid is needed

Responding to major flood damage in the Schuylkill County borough of Gilberton, Eastern PA Conference Bishop Peggy Johnson and more than 30 other volunteers came to help Saturday morning, June… Read more

Communicating cross-culturally to help create real change

For church leaders to effectively communicate beyond their congregation and culture — that is, to reach a broader, dissimilar audience — they should try to forge a true, interpersonal connection…

Racial groups speak out against racist oppression, violence

By John W. Coleman Three racial groups in the Eastern PA Conference have released anti-racism advocacy statements calling for an end to systemic oppression and violence against Black U.S. citizens,… Read more

Conference disaster response volunteers sought for flooded town

Eastern PA Conference Disaster Recovery Coordinator Bob Simcox is trying to assemble Early Response Teams to help residents of Gilberton rebound from last week’s catastrophic flooding. The high waters just began receding two days… Read more

United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative

United Methodist CommunicationsOffice of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2020 United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative Nashville, Tennessee: United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of… Read more

May 2020 EPA Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $1,171,627 through May 2020. Local church giving to CMF was $80 thousand less than budget and $224 thousand… Read more

‘The Signs of the Times’

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peggy A. Johnson I don’t often take to the streets and participate in peaceful protest marches. However, recently I joined with faithful people in a… Read more

NEJ, UMC bishops respond to crisis, pledging to oppose racism

Bishops of both The United Methodist Church and its Northeastern Jurisdiction have issued statements pledging—and calling on United Methodists to pledge—solidarity with others protesting systemic racism and racial violence committed… Read more

New DSs get a preview of the work they will begin July 1

The Society for Human Resource Management defines onboarding as any process designed to “help new hires adjust to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so they can quickly… Read more

Changes happening in conference office and staff

The Eastern PA Conference office and staff are both undergoing changes. All district offices will move into the Conference office in July—a move that was planned before the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more