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Honor M.L. King’s legacy, dream this weekend

Honor M.L. King’s legacy, dream this weekend

Sunday, Jan. 15, is the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which our nation will also celebrate with a holiday on Monday, Jan. 16 this year. What will your church… Read more

Youth Rally to draw thousands for lessons on love

Youth Rally to draw thousands for lessons on love

Nearly 500 Eastern PA Conference youth and adults will help thousands more fill the Ocean City, Md., Convention Center arena this weekend, Jan. 6-8, for the annual Peninsula-Delaware Conference Youth… Read more

Christmas cards for inmates inspires gratitude

Christmas cards for inmates inspires gratitude

“Thanks to all of you who shared God’s love with inmates through a signed Christmas card this year,” writes Marilyn Schneider, leader of the conference Prison & Restorative Justice Ministries… Read more

Pray Together

Join us in Praying Our Way Forward, Jan. 8-14

Our conference will help lead the way for an urgent, yearlong prayer vigil for the mission and future of our denomination when we gather in prayer among our various churches… Read more

Sharing UMC’s warmth in frigid Philadelphia

Sharing UMC’s warmth in frigid Philadelphia

A handful of spirited church members joined a young street-marketing team on the shivering sidewalks of Philadelphia’s Center City last weekend to offer hot cocoa and a warm Christmas welcome… Read more

Churches celebrate Advent, Christmas in many ways

Churches celebrate Advent, Christmas in many ways

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas. Not so much from the wintry weather arriving this weekend, but from the Advent activities happening all over the Eastern… Read more

November 2016 Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through November 2016. Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report. This… Read more

Preach Social Justice on Sunday, Jan. 15

Bishop’s Blog: ‘Preach Social Justice on Sunday, Jan. 15’

Advent is a special time of waiting, anticipating and preparing for the sacred, birth of Jesus Christ. So in this appropriate time I want to call on all of you… Read more

Hurricane-battered Haiti ready for UMVIM teams in January

Hurricane-battered Haiti ready for UMVIM teams in January

After Hurricane Mathew caused devastation in Haiti Oct. 4, the UM Committee on Relief (UMCOR) quickly responded with emergency supplies and other assistance to the Methodist Church in Haiti (L’Eglise… Read more

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

In mid-December many houses of worship around the nation will observe a collective, interfaith Sabbath of shalom to protect life. But probably few know about. It’s National Gun Violence Prevention… Read more