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UMC’s high court rejects Eastern PA request for ruling

The UMC’s Judicial Council has declined to rule on a decision made by Bishop Peggy Johnson at the 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference because the request for its judicial review… Read more

Support for clergy spouses grows, aided by benefits board

By Julie Anderman Three years ago, the Eastern PA Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits took a chance. They agreed to partner on an outside grant funding project with Artos… Read more

NEWSpirit Bulletin: a new resource for sharing good news

NEW! Eastern PA Conference NEWSpirit Communications has created a new resource, NEWSpirit Bulletin, for local churches. It’s a brief, inspiring look at ministries around our conference that you can share… Read more

Pastor Appreciation Month: Celebrate and uphold pastors in prayer

In October, churches across the nation are celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month. Many celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day, or Clergy Appreciation Day, on the second Sunday or another Sunday of the month…. Read more

UM Men to continue recent seminar’s focus on domestic violence and men

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference United Methodist Men, at their annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 26, will explore an issue that concerns men as well as women in our society. They… Read more

Church & Society releases revised UM Social Principles

CHICAGO — At its final meeting of the quadrennium, the board of directors of the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) introduced the Revised Social Principles to entire church. The… Read more

Bishops offer black church response to UMC controversy

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 21, 2019 The Ebony Bishops of The United Methodists Church (African-American bishops serving in the United States) have called on the denomination to include African-American clergy and… Read more

Innabah’s Fall Classic offers runners happy trails

Story and photos by the Rev. Jim Mundell Camp Innabah’s Fall Classic Run and Walk for the benefit of the camp was held on October 5, 2019.  It was a… Read more

September 2019 EPA Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $2,429,846 through September 2019. Local church giving to CMF was $227 thousand more than budget and $70 thousand… Read more

Newly chartered NorthStar UMC leads the way

By John W. Coleman “God has touched my life through this church,” said teenager Austin Boettlin, sharing how his life has changed during his five years at NorthStar United Methodist… Read more