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More Rivers to Cross: Black caucus celebrates 50-year legacy

More Rivers to Cross: Black caucus celebrates 50-year legacy

(Adapted from UMNS version) CINCINNATI—More than 400 members of The United Methodist Church’s African-American membership caucus celebrated the 50th anniversary of its earliest beginnings, even as many speakers addressed work that… Read more

Network! Network! Network!

Network! Network! Network!

Remember the old axiom about the three most important considerations for buying real estate? It’s “Location! Location! Location!” As Coordinator of Congregational Development…  Read more

Vital Church Mergers event may lead to rebirth for churches

Vital Church Mergers event may lead to rebirth for churches

The Rev. Gordon Hendrickson’s job title at the Eastern PA Conference is Coordinator of Congregational Development. But it might as well be Evangelist of Congregational Development, so ardent is his… Read more

Bishop, UMs lead prayer vigil for detained ‘Berks Madres’

Bishop, UMs lead prayer vigil for detained ‘Berks Madres’

Bishop Peggy Johnson shared a message of hope and solidarity for Latina immigrant detainees at the Berks County Residential Center Sunday, March 12, surrounded by about 90 people who gathered… Read more

'Hearts on Fire' gathering to promote justice, social holiness

‘Hearts on Fire’ gathering to promote justice, social holiness

Faithful Christians from around the Eastern PA Conference, whether committed to or just concerned about biblical and Wesleyan values of peace with justice, are invited to gather on Saturday, May… Read more

Advocacy groups urge justice, mercy for immigrants at risk

Advocacy groups urge justice, mercy for immigrants at risk

A Call to Justice and Mercy in Response to Anti-Immigrant Federal Policies Nine social justice advocacy groups in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference together have issued a formal statement expressing urgent… Read more

Bishop to lead prayer vigil for detained ‘Berks Madres’ March 12

Bishop to lead prayer vigil for detained ‘Berks Madres’ March 12

Bishop Peggy Johnson will speak at a prayer vigil outside the Berks County Residential Center (1040 Berks Road, Leesport PA) on Sunday, March 12, at 3:30 PM, and some members… Read more

Lent: A season of joyful sacrifice

Lent: A season of joyful sacrifice

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the holy season of Lent, when we commemorate Jesus’ 40 days of preparatory self-denial, including sacrificial fasting, in the wilderness. Many Christians will… Read more

Bishop May, ʽholy boldness’ advocate, dies at 81

Bishop May, ʽholy boldness’ advocate, dies at 81

UPDATE Bishop May memorial service April 1 in Washington DC The Memorial Service for Bishop Felton Edwin May will be at on Saturday, April 1, at 11AM, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 926 11th… Read more

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Apply for Disability Ministry Award by Mar. 31

The Eastern PA Conference Disability Ministry Committee has established the “Bishop Peggy Johnson 4A’s Award for Disability Ministry” and also a Certificate of Recognition…  Read more