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!


Spectators pray, sing at Judicial Council

People started lining up at 6 a.m. and three hours later, more than 200 people filled two rooms in the Hilton Newark Penn Station hotel to hear arguments about whether the election of…  Read more


Fresh Expressions crowd envisions new forms of church

“What keeps me awake at night? Dying churches keep me awake.” That was the Rev. Denny Emrick’s response to the question, “So what concerns you?”  Read more


United Methodists create new conference in Nigeria

The United Methodist Church, Nigeria Episcopal Area, has inaugurated a new conference. The new North East Nigeria Annual Conference was celebrated March 19… Read more  Read more


‘United Nations of the World’—Doing God’s work and ours

I am a Baby-Boomer, born of parents who experienced World War II. My father was a tail gunner in the Air Force on the island of Guam.  After the war,… Read more

Network! Network! Network!

Network! Network! Network!

Remember the old axiom about the three most important considerations for buying real estate? It’s “Location! Location! Location!” As Coordinator of Congregational Development…  Read more

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Apply for Disability Ministry Award by Mar. 31

The Eastern PA Conference Disability Ministry Committee has established the “Bishop Peggy Johnson 4A’s Award for Disability Ministry” and also a Certificate of Recognition…  Read more


NEWSpirit Winter 2017 issue is online

Read the new issue of NEWSpirit newspaper on our website. It’s full of dramatic news, commentary and colorful photos on diverse topics. Read the issue online now!  Read more


UM legislative advocate reports on 2017 state issues

More state budget cuts that will hurt the poor, climate change and hydraulic fracking that undeniably hurt the environment, expansion of gambling…  Read more


Bishop’s Blog: ‘Privilege’

We are living in a time when our country is becoming more and more aware of white privilege. According to Wikipedia, “White privilege is a term of societal privileges that benefit people identified as white in Western countries…  Read more


A new hymn of Jesus’ holy refugee family  

“A New Father, Awe-struck” is a timely, new hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, who has published over 300 hymns sung by congregations around the world. This Christmastide hymn begins with…  Read more