We’re excited to include these three sections–Inform, Inspire, Involve– on our new Website. 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!


Social Entrepreneurship Seminar for Clergy

All clergy and ministry candidates are encouraged to attend a Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development half-day seminar Nov. 16, and to stay for retreat meetings…


Register now for Changing Racism class, Oct. 28-30

Register now for the next Changing Racism class, Oct. 28-30, to gain understanding of racism and ways to change attitudes and behaviors…


Register now for Adjourned Session, October 1

Register online by September 23 for the 2016 Adjourned Session of Annual Conference at Bethany UMC Macungie, Pa…


Nominees sought for 2 evangelism awards by Sept. 15

The Foundation for Evangelism, based in Lake Junaluska, N.C., invites nominations for its 2016 Culture of the Call Church Award, which recognizes local…

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Re-envisioning Congregational Development, Part 2

When we are spiritually ready to make disciples, we will need to do another fundamental shift in how we do ministry. Our world is changing so quickly…

Scottsville UMC celebrates 150th anniversary

Scottsville UMC celebrates 150th anniversary

Scottsville UMC in Langhorne celebrated its 150th anniversary in May, a much-anticipated milestone featured in local newspapers like…


Disharmony felt in key resolutions, relations at NEJ Conference

Reflection by The Rev. Jeffrey Raffauf: The NE Jurisdictional Conference was a unique experience for me. I understood going in the importance of this body…

Rev. Tracy Bass

Call to action against racism: Are we really going to do this?

“We will all have to repent, not merely for the hateful words and actions of bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

Fulton Opera House, Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre

Repentance asks ‘all of us’ to remember

On a sunny day during our Eastern PA Annual Conference in June, several of us entered the historic Fulton Theatre in downtown Lancaster, just a short walk from the Convention Center.


Re-envisioning Congregational Development

What is happening in growing new churches and redeveloping existing churches? A lot! I remember when I went to Annual Conference…