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Conference offers full calendar of learning events, and finally, a celebration

By John W. Coleman After the COVID-19 pandemic led to a mostly quiet summer with few events, the Eastern PA Conference calendar recovered and has bustled since September, creating an… Read more

Navigating evangelism across a shifting cultural landscape

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference’s annual Faith-Sharing Seminar, Nov. 14, was presented like a well-designed, well-packed suitcase, ready for travel to unknown but potentially exciting locales. Perhaps… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: “Rejoice!”

Deacon Jerome Kiel was the only Deaf Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Baltimore years ago when I was serving as the pastor of an all-Deaf United Methodist congregation. It was significant that he achieved…

Learn about Multi-Site/Satellite Model for churches

‘We’re stronger together’  The Eastern PA Conference Congregational Development Team will welcome the Rev. Mike Slaughter, pastor emeritus and global church ambassador for Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, Ohio, to… Read more

Tributes fondly remember William B. McClain

Professor, preacher, civil rights advocate Heartfelt tributes and regrets are multiplying in response to the passing Wednesday, Nov. 18, of a venerable, much-loved United Methodist preacher and professor, the Rev…. Read more

Pursuing racial justice in a ‘Fight for Floyd and Beyond’

2nd meeting reveals progress but much work to be done By John W. Coleman In Round 2 of the Eastern PA Conference’s Fight for Floyd campaign, at a Oct. 29… Read more

Conference office staff to work from home starting Nov. 23

Decision follows Philadelphia’s new COVID-19 safety restrictions By John W. Coleman “We have made the decision to move again into a period of lockdown for the Conference Office,” announced Jo… Read more

Honduras, Nicaragua devastated by two hurricanes, as UMCOR responds

Honduras and Nicaragua are getting a double dose of disaster after two back to back hurricanes tore through the two Central American nations, causing destruction, many deaths and massive evacuations…. Read more

Eastern PA-supported missionaries featured on Zoom

By Barbara Drake*, Deaconess During the COVID-19 pandemic, UM missionaries are participating in weekly virtual visits, titled #stillinmission, arranged by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) and held on… Read more

New Local Pastor Licensing School in 2021

The Eastern PA Conference has launched its new Local Pastor Licensing School, to begin in January 2021. Registration is open now for classes that will gather online for just six… Read more