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Churches asked to support migrant families in Sanctuary churches

Download the Call to Action statement issued by GBCS The General Board of Church and Society has issued a Call to Action statement on immigration justice, mercy and hospitality, jointly with other United… Read more

Susquehanna Conf. invites all to leadership development event

The UMC’s Discipleship Ministries agency may have canceled the 2019 School of Congregational Development (SCD); but Eastern PA Conference current and future church leaders have an equally impressive replacement event… Read more

Church camp changed my life: United Methodists look back

United Methodist church camps are fun! Overnights away from home. Sleeping in a tent. Swimming in a lake. Zip lining. Rock climbing. Roasting marshmallows. Learning new skills. Meeting new friends. It’s… Read more

May 2019 EPA Financial Update

Dear Conference,  Below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through May 31, 2019. Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries… Read more

6 new Africa U. grads aided by Eastern PA scholarships

526 march in university’s 25th graduating class This article about new Africa University graduates includes Paulo Ismael Simão, of Mozambique, who studied there for five years aided by an endowed… Read more

PA General Assistance risks elimination
Act now to protect it

Article provided by Project H.O.M.E. (http://www.projecthome.org): A bill that would eliminate Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program (GA – HB33) was passed by the state assembly House in a near-party-line vote on last… Read more

Conference elects diverse delegates; OKs centrist resolution

By John W. Coleman The 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 13-15 in Oaks, Pa., elected eight delegates to represent it at the 2020 General Conference (GC2020), May 5-15,… Read more

Church benefits as partner in conference’s Capital Campaign

By John W. Coleman Capital Campaign Final Giving Report (as of 4/15/2019) Faith UMC in Manheim Township, Lititz, welcomed about a hundred worshipers on a recent Sunday, far above its… Read more

Urban Commission funds diverse creative urban ministries

The Eastern PA Conference’s Urban Commission heard reports from current funded ministries at his March planning retreat. Correen Russo coordinates the work of MANIFEST and also directs LUMINA—both cooperative ministries… Read more

Conference extends its commitment to help Puerto Rico

The Eastern PA Conference is living up to its 2018 campaign commitment to “Help Puerto Rico Rise Again!” Our third Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team heads there June 15 to… Read more