Inform

We’re excited to include these three sections–Inform, Inspire, Involve. Here we intend to recommend helpful information, hopeful inspiration and opportunities for involvement that can offer nourishment and possibly direction for your faith journey. Please return to visit these sections again soon and often. And please contribute ideas, information, insights and resources that might be helpful to others. Thanks!


GC2020 delegates listening sessions postponed

Plan to join one of the General Conference 2020 Online Listening Sessions hosted by our delegation. The first session will be Wednesday…
See all GC2020 Information on our General Conference webpage.

Conference office now closed until further notice

The Eastern PA Conference office, closed since March 20, now will be closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely from home…

In a time of crisis, reassurance without fear

Church attendance and participation in Bible study and Sunday school classes “are by far the most common forms of social activity among older adults,” said the Rev. Richard H. Gentzler Jr…

What is Lent and why does it last forty days?

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen”…

Help your church prepare for General Conference

How to get your church ready for GC2020? Pray. Get trustworthy information. Learn the process. Participate in conversations. Build trust…

Bishop appeals for donations to help Puerto Rico recover from earthquakes

Bishop Peggy Johnson is asking members and friends of the Eastern PA Conference to offer heartfelt prayers as they…

Why Is Human Relations Day important?

On Jan. 19, across our UMC connection, we come together to help bridge the gap between church and community by participating in the Human Relations Day offering.

US dips below majority of membership

The U.S.’s majority membership status in the UMC may end in 2020 largely because of a continuing decline in U.S. membership and continuing growth across Africa. Learn more…

Read NEWSpirit’s fall issue now online

Read, enjoy and share news, features and photos in a colorful layout. Also, look for our new online publication, NEWSpirit Special, coming in January. We’ll focus on local churches in mission.

Wespath initiatives address opioid crisis

U.S. Health and Human Services has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Now the UMC’s health and pension benefits agency is working to address the growing epidemic.