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Youth Rally to ‘Wake Up God’s People’

By John W. Coleman Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.   —Isaiah 60:1 There’s a lot happening in our area this Saturday, April… Read more

Conference leaders present new vision, mission statements

Conference leaders present new vision, mission statements

Eastern PA Conference leaders announced a new Vision Statement and Mission Statement in a letter to members April 11. They will present those statements formally to the 2017 Annual Conference… Read more

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Fresh Expressions crowd envisions new forms of church

“What keeps me awake at night? Dying churches keep me awake.” That was the Rev. Denny Emrick’s response to the question, “So what concerns you?”  Read more

Latino group’s Holy Convocation to focus on immigration

Latino group’s Holy Convocation to focus on immigration

The Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission will hold its annual Holy Convocation (Santo Convocacion) on Saturday, April 15, from 7 AM to 3 PM, at Buen Samaritano UMC (at West Chester UMC) in West Chester,… Read more

Our churches celebrate Holy Week

Our churches celebrate Holy Week

Holy Week, lasting from this Sunday, April 9, to Saturday, April 15, is the “heart of the church’s ritual, theological and missional life. Everything we do in worship, doctrine and… Read more

Children discuss miracles in new UMC ads

Children discuss miracles in new UMC ads 

Miracles, and what children have to say about them, will be the focus of The United Methodist Church’s national Easter advertising campaign and coordinated local church resources this spring. Running late March… Read more

Building Church Websites Training, May 5-6: Register by April 4

Building Church Websites Training, May 5-6: Register by April 4

“If you build it they will come…”     Download the brochure Eastern PA Conference Communications will partner with United Methodist Communications (UMCom) to offer a 6-hour basic workshop in building… Read more

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From House to House

On the morning that the e-mail notice came informing United Methodist bishops that Bishop Felton E. May* had been diagnosed with cancer, I immediately texted him with assurance of our… Read more

Georgia Harkness: A Women’s History Month profile

Georgia Harkness: A Women’s History Month profile

Georgia Harkness (1891-1974) was a theologian who broke new ground for women in the Methodist church at a time when the pulpits and seminaries were closed to females. Harkness was… Read more

Pocono Plateau hosts NEJ UMVIM/UMCOR training academy

Pocono Plateau hosts NEJ UMVIM/UMCOR training academy

The Rev. Greg Ellis and other Eastern PA Conference mission volunteers are at Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center hosting peers from across the Northeastern Jurisdiction this week. They are… Read more