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‘Open wide your hearts,’ Bishop urges churches

‘Open wide your hearts,’ Bishop urges churches

Eastern PA Conference members should read Bishop Peggy Johnson’s recent blog essay, Open wide your hearts. She challenges us to live out the popular United Methodist Church motto “Open Hearts,… Read more

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

By Bishop Peggy Johnson Last week I attended our new quadrennium’s first meeting of the General Board of Church and Society.  I am proud to serve for another four years… Read more

Sending Christmas greetings to prison inmates again

Sending Christmas greetings to prison inmates again

By John W. Coleman “Teamwork makes the dream work,” goes the popular expression. In 2015 a benevolent dream came true for the Eastern PA Conference Prison Ministry and Restorative Justice… Read more

CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

By Verna Colliver Mni Wiconi, “Water is Life,” was the mantra chanted by a block-long group of over a thousand supporters of the Native American tribes protesting efforts to build… Read more

Bishop Johnson begins 2nd term on Church & Society board

Bishop Johnson begins 2nd term on Church & Society board

Bishop Peggy Johnson begins her second term on the General Board of Church and Society today at the board’s organizational meeting for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The meeting, Sept. 21-24, is… Read more

Latino ministry offers food, faith and the gift of music

Latino ministry offers food, faith and the gift of music

By John W. Coleman Casa del Pueblo, the Latino Ministry of Lehman UMC in Hatboro, served more than 140 people, including dine-in and take-out orders, at its International Dinner on… Read more

Aztec dancers at Oceti: Aztec dancers at Oceti Sakowin Camp, near Cannon Ball, ND.

Standing up for Standing Rock Sioux land, water rights

By John W. Coleman Thousands of people, including members of over 250 Native American tribes, have gathered at a camp site near Cannon Ball, N.D., to join the growing protest… Read more

Long-detained immigrant families in PA arouse concern, protests

Long-detained immigrant families in PA arouse concern, protests

By John W. Coleman In the throes of the nation’s broken immigration system, dozens of Central American families seeking asylum from violence at home have been languishing at a detention… Read more

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College freshmen serve community at mission HUB

The start of a new school year always stirs concerns, even anxieties, about encountering new friends and new places. Lebanon Valley College, related to the Eastern PA Conference, attempts to… Read more

Elizabeth Christie, workshop leader, children's minister and special education teacher

Teachers to become learners at Saturday’s Children’s Ministry event

Adults who work with and care for children—teaching, counseling, directing, supervising, playing with, protecting or advocating for them—may be the luckiest people on earth; but there’s a lot to know… Read more