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Conference disaster response volunteers sought for flooded town

Eastern PA Conference Disaster Recovery Coordinator Bob Simcox is trying to assemble Early Response Teams to help residents of Gilberton rebound from last week’s catastrophic flooding. The high waters just began receding two days… Read more


I confess that until I became a bishop I had never heard about Juneteenth! My knowledge of African American history was sorely lacking…

United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative

United Methodist CommunicationsOffice of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2020 United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative Nashville, Tennessee: United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of… Read more

May 2020 EPA Financial Update

Connectional Ministries Fund Church giving for the Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) was $1,171,627 through May 2020. Local church giving to CMF was $80 thousand less than budget and $224 thousand… Read more

After the Dust Settles: A BMCR conversation on what’s next

A Phila. BMCR conversation for caucus members and guests. “What’s Next?” for Black United Methodists after the current crisis of racial injustice protests. Zoom video-conference, June 15, at 6 PM.

‘The Signs of the Times’

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peggy A. Johnson I don’t often take to the streets and participate in peaceful protest marches. However, recently I joined with faithful people in a… Read more

NEJ, UMC bishops respond to crisis, pledging to oppose racism

Bishops of both The United Methodist Church and its Northeastern Jurisdiction have issued statements pledging—and calling on United Methodists to pledge—solidarity with others protesting systemic racism and racial violence committed… Read more

New DSs get a preview of the work they will begin July 1

The Society for Human Resource Management defines onboarding as any process designed to “help new hires adjust to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so they can quickly… Read more

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…

Changes happening in conference office and staff

The Eastern PA Conference office and staff are both undergoing changes. All district offices will move into the Conference office in July—a move that was planned before the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more