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Conference office staff to work from home starting Nov. 23

Decision follows Philadelphia’s new COVID-19 safety restrictions By John W. Coleman “We have made the decision to move again into a period of lockdown for the Conference Office,” announced Jo… Read more

Honduras, Nicaragua devastated by two hurricanes, as UMCOR responds

Honduras and Nicaragua are getting a double dose of disaster after two back to back hurricanes tore through the two Central American nations, causing destruction, many deaths and massive evacuations…. Read more

Eastern PA-supported missionaries featured on Zoom

By Barbara Drake*, Deaconess During the COVID-19 pandemic, UM missionaries are participating in weekly virtual visits, titled #stillinmission, arranged by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) and held on… Read more

CONAM forum to explore Native American mascots, Nov. 8 on Zoom

By John W. Coleman After decades of losses in their fight against the misuse of Native American culture for sports team mascots, advocates gained a rare major victory this past… Read more

Re-opening Best Practices for Churches now during COVID

Re-opening Best Practices for Local ChurchesEastern PA Conference United Methodist ChurchUpdated November 2020 The Eastern PA Conference places the health and welfare of our members and the surrounding community as… Read more

Words of worship witness to unity, leadership, sacrifice

2020 Annual Conference worship services By John W. Coleman The 2020 Eastern PA Annual Conference, Oct. 13-14, began and ended in worship, so fitting for a conference that begins each… Read more

2020 Conference uses little time to make big decisions

Numerous reports, awards presented, all pre-recorded By John W. Coleman To ensure members’ safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 234th Eastern PA Annual Conference conducted its business session solely online… Read more

DACA Dreamers to share their stories, Oct. 31

Meet and learn about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigrants, known as Dreamers, through a virtual encounter with several of them on Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 to 11:30 AM, on Zoom. That’s… Read more

Latino Commission continues lay training classes on Zoom

The Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission has moved its lay theological education program online since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the end of in-person classes. Its popular classes resume this Saturday,… Read more

Seminar to help churches respond to domestic violence in families

By John W. Coleman October is annually National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when attention to the ongoing crisis in domestic and intimate-partner violence increases thanks to the media… Read more