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!

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  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

Wespath using financial clout for climate change

The agency that administers UMC pension and benefits programs is making progress toward improving the effects of church investments on the environment, but some believe changes are coming too slowly. Read more…  Read more

Latina pastor to lead Eastern PA’s Latino Ministries

The Rev. Lillian “Luky” Cotto is the Eastern PA Conference’s new part-time Latino Ministries Coordinator, effective August 1. She succeeds the Rev. Brunilda Martinez, who had served in that role… Read more