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UMC’s high court rejects Eastern PA request for ruling

The UMC’s Judicial Council has declined to rule on a decision made by Bishop Peggy Johnson at the 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference because the request for its judicial review… Read more

Support for clergy spouses grows, aided by benefits board

By Julie Anderman Three years ago, the Eastern PA Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits took a chance. They agreed to partner on an outside grant funding project with Artos… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: All Saints Day

The Church calendar includes “All Saints Day” on November 1 each year to remember truly faithful Christians who have gone before us and to contemplate and perhaps even emulate their heroic lives. One of the benefits of my time…  Read more

Pastor Appreciation Month: Celebrate and uphold pastors in prayer

In October, churches across the nation are celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month. Many celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day, or Clergy Appreciation Day, on the second Sunday or another Sunday of the month…. Read more

UM Men to continue recent seminar’s focus on domestic violence and men

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference United Methodist Men, at their annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 26, will explore an issue that concerns men as well as women in our society. They… Read more

Church & Society releases revised UM Social Principles

CHICAGO — At its final meeting of the quadrennium, the board of directors of the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) introduced the Revised Social Principles to entire church. The… Read more

Bishops offer black church response to UMC controversy

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 21, 2019 The Ebony Bishops of The United Methodists Church (African-American bishops serving in the United States) have called on the denomination to include African-American clergy and… Read more

Innabah’s Fall Classic offers runners happy trails

Story and photos by the Rev. Jim Mundell Camp Innabah’s Fall Classic Run and Walk for the benefit of the camp was held on October 5, 2019.  It was a… Read more

Rev. Wendy Orzolek’s comments about ministry at newly chartered NorthStar UMC, Reading

We focus on meeting people where they are. We look at the people God has led to this church and ask what their needs are and how the gospel can… Read more