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Youth Rally teaches thousands lessons on love

Christ’s love was defined beautifully through inspiring words spoken and sung at the 2017 Peninsula-Delaware Conference Youth Rally, held in Ocean City, Md., Jan. 6-8. But it was defined best… Read more

Members of the UMC's NEJ College of Bishops (Active and Retired)--Seated (from left): Bishops Peggy Johnson, Latrelle Easterling, Violet Fisher, John Schol and Jane Middleton. Standing (from left): Bishops Jeremiah Park, Ernest Lyght, Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Mark Webb, Sudarshana Devadhar, Thomas Bickerton, Marcus Matthews, Sandra Steiner-Ball and Peter Weaver. John Coleman photo.

NEJ Bishops urge welcome for immigrants, refugees

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, . . .” United Methodist Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction quoted poet Emma Lazarus’s words found on… Read more

Capital Campaign ends in unfinished success

The Eastern PA Conference’s “Fulfilling Our Covenant” Capital Campaign officially ended in December 2016 and has raised $3.2 million in gifts and pledges so far, surpassing its ambitious $3 million goal. However, the campaign committee is asking churches that have not finished paying on their pledges to do so during this “wind down” period until March 31. Learn More

October 2016 Youth Night at Gretna Glen, where church youth groups can come enjoy free fun, fellowship and faith lessons on Sunday evenings.

Our camps—changing seasons and young lives

It is the darkest, coldest season of the year, but that should not stop us from thinking about the months to come when spring will bring new life, warm sunlight… Read more

Churches unite in prayer for UMC’s future

“Fill your servants with your Holy Spirit.  May they seek you for wisdom, knowledge, love, compassion and clarity as they follow your leading.” About 40 congregants repeated that hopeful appeal… Read more

Clergy spouse retreats offer Sabbath and support

“Come, all you who are weary and heavy burdened,” Jesus Christ tenderly invites us, “and I will give you rest.”( Matthew 11:28) Ten Eastern PA Conference clergy spouses heeded a… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘A Long, Long Way to Go’

In early December I participated in an ecumenical dialogue held periodically between The United Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church. During the three days in Birmingham…

Latino youth praise event 1/21, New Birth UMC

FOHS (Full of the Holy Spirit), a mostly Latino youth ministry, invites all youth for a fun-filled, high-energy night of young talent offering praise music and dance in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Bishop’s Blog: ‘New Beginnings’

The beginning of a New Year conjures up for me the image of a new start, a rebooted computer, a right-sizing of clutter on our desks, the balancing of a check-book, a new resolve…

Bishop’s Blog: ‘Privilege’

We are living in a time when our country is becoming more and more aware of white privilege. According to Wikipedia, “White privilege is a term of societal privileges that benefit people identified as white in Western countries…