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Sharing Our Mission Stories

Each of us has a mission story. Every congregation, church-related school and individual Christian has a story, a history, of how our faith began, was nurtured and grew. Learn more…  Read more

Sustaining mission through ‘Holy Currencies’

A teaching by Eric Law By John W. Coleman Money, Time and Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth, Wellness. Those are the six Holy Currencies the Rev. Eric Law shared with… Read more

Annual conference urged to embrace change, unity

“Raise your expectations.” That is the Rev. Justin Hancock’s advice when asked what United Methodists can do to improve “disability ministry.” “You must have gospel-level expectations. That is when the… Read more

Changed

A sermon by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference Service of Ordination & Commissioning, June 15, 2018 Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20 Pre-sermonic hymn: “Changed” (A wonderful change has come over… Read more

Protests help end border breakups of immigrant families

The Eastern PA Annual Conference contributed its voice to thousands of other organizations and countless individuals that brought an end to an admittedly heinous, new federal policy of separating undocumented… Read more

Annual Conference approves justice-related resolutions

By John W. Coleman Members of the 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 14-16 in Oaks, PA, too historic steps in the cause for justice by passing several key… Read more

Can Annual Conference offer fun and games?

Gamification: the process of adding games or gamelike elements to something (such as a task) so as to encourage participation. The 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference will be unlike any… Read more

Conference leadership committee charts new course

The Eastern PA Conference’s former Committee on Nominations is now the Committee on Leadership, with a new name, a new chairperson and a new way of handling its business. Carlen… Read more

Revealing inclusiveness monitoring method returns for 2018

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Annual Conference in 2017 used a new and improved process for monitoring its session for inclusiveness—“a quality of including many different types of… Read more

Hula-hoop at Annual Conference for Abundant Health

By John W. Coleman Members and guests attending Annual Conference this week will have plenty of chances to get their hearts and hips—yes, hips—moving, all to benefit their health. Doing… Read more