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!

RFK’s telegram to new UMC rings true today

When the United Methodist Church was formed by the uniting of the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist churches in 1968, they received greetings from a historic U.S. presidential contender who… Read more

UMs release State of the Church Report

A new UMC State of the Church report, finds our worldwide membership and ministries thriving, as we seek to become a truly global church. Learn more. Read the entire reportRead more

Clergy and candidacy mentors to be trained Dec. 13

Conference-wide training will be offered to all clergy in full connection (including part-time local pastors who have completed the course of study) at Wesley UMC…  Read more

Poll shows church’s shifting views of alcohol

A bit of religious humor: What is the difference between a Baptist and a Methodist? A Methodist will say “howdy” when he sees you in the liquor store. A new study… Read more…  Read more

Prepare For Winter’s Wrath

November 2018 Church Mutual Safety Tid-Bit: In many places, frigid temperatures and snow are on the way.
This year, plan ahead so that you are ready to respond…  Read more

Support higher education on UM Student Day

Through the Student Day offering we bring hope to the lives of young United Methodists pursuing their educational goals and faith journeys. Please give generously to help our students. Learn more…   Read more

Native American Worship Service, Nov. 18

Join the Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) for their fall worship, information and fellowship gathering   Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 PM, at Camp Innabah, 9712 Pughtown Road, Spring City…. Read more

Why People Don’t Leave Your Church a Legacy Gift, Nov. 8

Jack Brooks, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation, will explore the motivation of today’s donors who plan legacy gifts, how a church supports them…  Read more

Urban Alliance & Urban Initiative grants

Churches in 10 urban areas can apply for Eastern PA Conference Urban Ministry grants by Nov. 30. For Urban Alliance partners and individual urban churches. Download the application for Urban Alliance / Urban Initiative Grants  Read more

Summer issue of NEWSpirit is now online

Read the new summer issue of NEWSpirit now online at: Summer 2018. All issues are found on our NEWSpirit newspaper webpage. Featured in this issue: “Conference, churches rally to recover from recent floods,”…  Read more