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May 2018 EPA Financial Update

Dear Conference, Below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through May 30, 2018. Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries… Read more

Protests help end border breakups of immigrant families

The Eastern PA Annual Conference contributed its voice to thousands of other organizations and countless individuals that brought an end to an admittedly heinous, new federal policy of separating undocumented… Read more

Conference leadership committee charts new course

The Eastern PA Conference’s former Committee on Nominations is now the Committee on Leadership, with a new name, a new chairperson and a new way of handling its business. Carlen… Read more

Court OKs other petitions for General Conference 2019

The United Methodist Church’s top court has ruled that other petitions — in addition to legislation from the Council of Bishops — may be submitted for the 2019 special session… Read more

United Methodist Women urged to boldly change world

A comment on the UM Women’s Assembly by Bishop Peggy Johnson: It was the best one ever! The UMW Assembly was a time when the Holy Spirit moved among us and spurred… Read more

Way Forward commission ends its work. Bishops’ clarify vote

The following statement of clarification was crafted by the bishops who served on the UMC’s Commission on a Way Forward and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of… Read more

Error forces revote on failed constitutional amendment

(Adapted from two UM News Services stories) Annual Conference voters around the globe will have to revote on one of two failed constitutional amendments that deal with women’s equality. The… Read more

WE STILL BELIEVE: Celebrating 50 Years of The United Methodist Church

May 20 is being called a “once in a lifetime” event for United Methodists, offering an opportunity to commemorate the church’s history alongside the celebration of Pentecost. Numerous event-specific resources… Read more

BMCR has a new webpage

Bishop speaks to caucus concerns BY JOHN W. COLEMAN Philadelphia Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) has a new Web presence at www.epaumc.org/bmcr, hosted by the Eastern PA Conference website…. Read more

Domestic Violence: The Faith Community Responds

A new Domestic Violence Task Force is hoping to help Eastern PA Conference churches address this widespread, lethal problem in the church and in communities through a conference-wide educational and planning event… Read more