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February 2017 Financial Update

Dear Conference, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through February 2017.  Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report. This report shows… Read more

More Rivers to Cross: Black caucus celebrates 50-year legacy

More Rivers to Cross: Black caucus celebrates 50-year legacy

(Adapted from UMNS version) CINCINNATI—More than 400 members of The United Methodist Church’s African-American membership caucus celebrated the 50th anniversary of its earliest beginnings, even as many speakers addressed work that… Read more

Bishop, UMs lead prayer vigil for detained ‘Berks Madres’

Bishop, UMs lead prayer vigil for detained ‘Berks Madres’

Bishop Peggy Johnson shared a message of hope and solidarity for Latina immigrant detainees at the Berks County Residential Center Sunday, March 12, surrounded by about 90 people who gathered… Read more

Advocacy groups urge justice, mercy for immigrants at risk

Advocacy groups urge justice, mercy for immigrants at risk

A Call to Justice and Mercy in Response to Anti-Immigrant Federal Policies Nine social justice advocacy groups in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference together have issued a formal statement expressing urgent… Read more

Lent: A season of joyful sacrifice

Lent: A season of joyful sacrifice

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the holy season of Lent, when we commemorate Jesus’ 40 days of preparatory self-denial, including sacrificial fasting, in the wilderness. Many Christians will… Read more

Bishop May, ʽholy boldness’ advocate, dies at 81

Bishop May, ʽholy boldness’ advocate, dies at 81

UPDATE Bishop May memorial service April 1 in Washington DC The Memorial Service for Bishop Felton Edwin May will be at on Saturday, April 1, at 11AM, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 926 11th… Read more

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Want to see and hear a truly inspiring testimony? Check out a brief video story about the Rev. Joe Martin of Fallsington UMC. You can also find it on the… Read more

Bishop's Blog: Black History Month Focus--“Hidden Figures”

Bishop’s Blog: ‘Black History Month Focus–“Hidden Figures”’

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to see the historical movie “Hidden Figures.”  The story plot is based on real events and the lives of three African American women… Read more

Reflections on racial dialogues--A supplement to "District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race”

Reflections on racial dialogues

A supplement to the NEWSpirit Winter 2017 article, “District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race” At our request, a number of clergy participants in recent racial dialogue and learning events,… Read more

District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race

District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race

Real talk about race is happening around much of the Eastern PA Conference this winter, as dialogues and teaching moments bring people together to explore a difficult but timely topic…. Read more