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!


Deaf ministries navigate COVID-19 challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant challenges and opportunities for many religious groups, including United Methodists engaged in Deaf ministries. Several Eastern PA leaders and churches are featured in a new article. Learn more…

Pastors with a badge advance police reforms

The Rev. Jeremy Wicks has served as a police chaplain, a reserve police officer and a Black Lives Matter organizer. He sees no contradiction in any of these roles. “In my heart, I honestly believe…

Reactions to three triumphs for Native American rights, respect

Leaders of the Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) commented on three recent historic actions favorable to Native American justice concerns…

Orientation to Ministry, Sept. 12

There are various ways one can enter into professional ministry in the UMC. Attend this orientation Sept. 12 to learn the process of answering God’s call. Presenter: Michael Roberts. Learn more and Register.

Worried about church finances right now? Join the club.

GBHEM will host its first virtual book club with Bonnie Marden, author of “Church Finances for Missional Leaders: Best Practices for Faithful Stewardship.” Viewers are encouraged to…

Virtual Urban Summit, Part 2: Going to Green

Urban churches returning to gathered worship healthy and prepared. Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 PM. Join us! Register in advance for this meeting.

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Communicating cross-culturally to help create real change

For church leaders to effectively communicate beyond their congregation and culture — that is, to reach a broader, dissimilar audience — they should try to forge a true, interpersonal connection…

NEWSpirit Newspaper Spring 2020 issue

The NEWSpirit Spring issue is on our website and ready to read and share. Eight colorful pages packed with information, insight and inspiration about people and ministries of our conference. Read on…

First UMC Mt Carmel in Worship

Bishop’s statement about reopening of churches

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have been asked recently about the reopening of our churches. I want to be clear about the following…

An Advocacy Statement by the Commission on Religion and Race

Enough Is Enough! A Call to Address Racism and Racial Violence–As the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Commission on Religion and Race, we stand firmly in support of the joint statement released May 8, 2020…