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!

Resources on UMC Way Forward

Bishop Peggy Johnson will update conference members on the UMC Way Forward and respond to questions at four district town hall meetings in September and October. Here are some helpful resources. Learn more…  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

Reflecting on a shared Methodist heritage

Representatives of the UMC and the Methodist Church in Britain held two worship services together recently to mark the 50th anniversary of an agreement between the two denominations. Learn more…  Read more

Conference prepares for move to HealthFlex

The Eastern PA Conference elected at their June Annual Conference to move to the HealthFlex plan offered through Wespath in January 2019. ControlHealthFlex Exchange is a private exchange model…  Read more

African clergywomen making great strides

Clergywomen in Africa, where congregations once frowned on female pastors, are asserting their leadership in a profession previously dominated by men. That includes talk of electing their second female bishop in 2020.  Read more

Call for Gen. Conference Special Session amended

The Council of Bishops has amended its call for the 2019 special General Conference. Under the new call, delegates to the denomination’s top lawmaking body will receive…  Read more

How United Methodists can support immigrant families

In recent weeks, people of faith have been shocked and moved by reports of immigrant parents and children separated after detention…  Read more

World Refugee Day – June 20, 2018

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced… Read more

Meet Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: A podcast interview

A pastor’s kid and former school psychologist, this bishop encourages us to see beyond barriers and embrace possibilities. Learn more…  Read more

Praying our Way Forward: Phase 3

The Council of Bishops and The Upper Room will launch Phase 3 of the Praying our Way Forward campaign on Sunday, June 3, inviting United Methodists to fast and pray through the Special Session of General Conference…  Read more