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2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference: Young adult speakers reveal what to ‘tell the coming generation’

By John W. Coleman Three young adult speakers featured at the Eastern PA Annual Conference, June 13-15, evoked its theme, “Tell to the Coming Generation” (from Psalm 78), by telling… Read more

Bishop’s Annual Conference report urges unity in Christ

By John W. Coleman In her June 13 State of the Church Report to the Eastern PA Annual Conference Bishop Peggy Johnson addressed several topics but zeroed in on a… Read more

Postscripts from Annual Conference 2019

Our Annual Conference celebrated and heard from the coming generation. But controversies over a resolution and election of 2020 delegates also challenged our unity in Christ. Our bishop responds to some concerns.  Read more

Learn to care for Creation at local EarthKeepers training in August

To the Rev. Dr. Sarah Fernsler, the EarthKeepers training planned for August 8-11 at Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia is “an incredible learning opportunity” to make a positive impact on… Read more

Churches asked to support migrant families in Sanctuary churches

Download the Call to Action statement issued by GBCS The General Board of Church and Society has issued a Call to Action statement on immigration justice, mercy and hospitality, jointly with other United… Read more

Susquehanna Conf. invites all to leadership development event

The UMC’s Discipleship Ministries agency may have canceled the 2019 School of Congregational Development (SCD); but Eastern PA Conference current and future church leaders have an equally impressive replacement event… Read more

Good News leader calls for UMC division in 2020

By Jane Bonner* The Rev. Rob Renfroe, President and Publisher of Good News**, spoke to the Annual Breakfast gathering of the Eastern Pennsylvania Evangelical Connection on June 14,, during the Eastern… Read more

Opening Worship Message, AC2019

Message by Samuel Longmire “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your… Read more

The FAQs (as in Frequently Avoided Questions): A Millennial Update

2019 EPA UMC Laity Address | June 13, 2019 Good Morning, everyone. I’d like to start by reading a few verses related to this year’s Annual Conference theme—Tell the Coming… Read more

Church camp changed my life: United Methodists look back

United Methodist church camps are fun! Overnights away from home. Sleeping in a tent. Swimming in a lake. Zip lining. Rock climbing. Roasting marshmallows. Learning new skills. Meeting new friends. It’s… Read more