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UMs to offer gift of hospitality in Phila. Dec. 15-18

By John W. Coleman United Methodists can share a warm cup of hospitality—and warm cocoa—on the streets of Philadelphia Dec. 15-18, along with the message, “When we find the true… Read more

Hurricane-battered Haiti ready for UMVIM teams in January

Hurricane-battered Haiti ready for UMVIM teams in January

After Hurricane Mathew caused devastation in Haiti Oct. 4, the UM Committee on Relief (UMCOR) quickly responded with emergency supplies and other assistance to the Methodist Church in Haiti (L’Eglise… Read more

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

By John W. Coleman In mid-December many houses of worship around the nation will observe a collective, interfaith Sabbath of shalom to protect life. But probably few know about. It’s… Read more

Phila. church joins police in Prayer Walk for Peace

Phila. church joins police in Prayer Walk for Peace

By John W. Coleman To witness against the violence so prevalent in its city, Grace UMC in Philadelphia embarked on a Friday night “Prayer Walk for Peace” Nov. 4, accompanied by… Read more

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Celebrate Advent by supporting UM missions

Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, provides United Methodists a one-day opportunity to commit to God’s mission in concrete ways, as we prepare during Advent to receive God’s great love in Jesus… Read more

Yardley UMC hosts interfaith Thanksgiving event

Yardley UMC hosts interfaith Thanksgiving event

By John W. Coleman The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks (ICLB) has been busy waging peace in the midst of conflict, most recently with their annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Service,… Read more

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Thanksgiving Praise

Bishop Peggy Johnson led annual Thanksgiving devotions for the Eastern PA Conference Staff and Cabinet on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Conference Office. She began with a PowerPoint devotional on… Read more

Phila. church offers sanctuary to shield father from deportation

Phila. church offers sanctuary to shield father from deportation

By John W. Coleman Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia is providing sanctuary for Javier Flores García, 40, an undocumented Mexican immigrant and a husband and father of three. The church,… Read more

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Christmas Cards to Inmates idea getting popular

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” a New York Annual Conference staff member reminded Marilyn Schneider, head of our conference’s Prison Ministry & Restorative Justice (PM&RJ) Team, when asking… Read more

Nurture dreams, support education on UM Student Day

Nurture dreams, support education on UM Student Day

Offerings on United Methodist Student Day support scholarships for United Methodist students in college and seminary. Student Day, historically our denomination’s first churchwide Special Sunday with offering, is usually observed… Read more