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!


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Bishop’s statement about reopening of churches

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson— 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… Read more

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…

Everyone Counts

One of my favorite scripture verses is found in the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians: “The parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.” (I Corinthians 12:22) It is a declaration of a fundamental spiritual truth that every person is important, necessary and worthy…

Urban Commission to aid urban churches during pandemic

The Eastern PA Conference Urban Commission has shifted funds intended for Urban Alliances and Urban Initiatives grants to instead help the Cabinet support struggling urban congregations during the pandemic.

Tentative General Conference dates publicized

After the pandemic-caused postponement, the new prospective dates for The United Methodist Church’s General Conference are 8/31-9/10, 2021.

Modeling non-anxious leadership during pandemic

The statistics are grim, but United Methodists in the U.S. have engaged the COVID-19 pandemic by emphasizing good information, helping those in need and offering inspiration… Learn more…

Facing loneliness, social distancing during a crisis

Church sanctuaries are empty. Christians are quarantined at home. Social distancing and isolation is taking a toll. How can church leaders help combat loneliness among their flocks, families and even themselves? Read more

Annual Conference 2020 will be October 13-14

The 2020 Eastern PA Annual Conference will happen October 13-14, a Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. Originally scheduled for June 18-20, the session was postponed…

GC2020 delegates listening sessions postponed

The Eastern PA Conference delegation to the 2020 General & Jurisdiction conferences has postponed its remaining listening sessions, scheduled for April 2, 4, and 20, until further notice….
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…