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!

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Bishop’s letter to M. L. King Jr. is not a progress report

Each year, retired United Methodist Bishop Woodie W. White writes a “birthday letter” to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to share his perspective on the state of race relations… Read more

General Conference 2016 logo and theme: Therefore Go

Call to Prayer for GC2016 #1

I ask that we pray each day for General Conference, and pray all day as an annual conference on Wednesday, January 16. Many important issues will be decided.

Syrian girl, refugee in Budabest

Welcoming the stranger: The refugee crisis in Europe

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35 The number of refugees entering Europe in 2015 has presented United Methodist congregations with many occasions for service. “We, who… Read more

Advent Candles

What is Advent?

The season of Advent, which comes comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning… Read more

Important information about Internal Revenue reporting for health care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurers to report certain information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help ensure that Americans have minimum essential health care coverage.   You… Read more

Rev. Dai Morgan

United Methodists Conduct Prayer Breakfast for State Lawmakers

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Twenty-five guests and religious leaders gathered at Grace UMC…

Rev. David Ryan

Walking among Heroes: A Memorial Day Meditation

By the Rev. David Glen Ryan, Pastor of Kensington (Old Brick) and Bridesburg UMCs, Philadelphia (Part-time Local Pastor) Every year as Memorial Day approaches, I find myself thinking about the… Read more

Maundy Thursday: ‘A new commandment to love one another’

An article at defines Maundy Thursday as “an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and… Read more