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!


Faithful Giving in a Time of Change

“Faithful Giving in a Time of Change,” a roundtable discussion of connectional giving in The United Methodist Church, features panelists who work with giving and budgets at all levels of the denomination. The video discussion seeks to explain the role of giving…  Read more

Serving God and others: Honoring our United Methodist vow

United Methodists answer John Wesley’s call to live out their faith by “doing good of every possible sort,” to all the people and in all the places that we can. Learn more…   Read more

Tamara Clark elected Treasurer of National UMW

Former Eastern PA Conference staff member Tamara C. Clark has been elected treasurer of the United Methodist Women’s (UMW) national organization…  Read more

Being United Methodist: Hispanic/Latino Ministries

Latino UM leaders in Michigan suggest how the church can reach and embrace Latino neighbors and serve their communities. View video. Also learn about the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries at https://nphlm.org/  Read more

Conference leadership opportunities for all!

The Conference Leadership Committee asks all clergy and lay members to use this Leadership and Service Interest Form to indicate how and where they are willing to serve on.   Read more

Bishop promotes Evangelism in District Meetings

At five district meetings, 9/23 to 10/2, Bishop Peggy Johnson will urge churches to engage their communities in outreach for Christ and also discuss General Conference 2020 concerns.  Read more

Why do many churches have red doors?

The centuries-old tradition of red church doors may symbolize the sacrificial blood of Christ, or Christians martyred for their faith, or the Holy Spirit. It may also signal a refuge for safety. Learn more…  Read more

First church in Africa becomes reconciling

A 180-member United Methodist church in Kenya unanimously voted to identify as reconciling and join the Reconciling Ministries Network—making it the first African congregation to do so. Learn more…  Read more

Summer 2019 NEWSpirit now online!

The Summer 2019 issue of NEWSpirit is now online for all to read and share. Inside this issue: 2019 Annual Conference photo collage and coverage, “New UMC separation plans emerge for 2020,” upcoming events, and more!  Read more

What to expect at General Conference 2020

With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, organizers hope to improve proceedings at General Conference 2020. Among the adjustments that delegates can expect are stricter requirements for their credentials after an investigation…  Read more