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Bishop Violet L. Fisher

Praying truth to power—a Lenten day apart for clergy

“Speaking truth to power,” a phrase coined by Quakers in the 1950s, is one aim of social protest. But it could have a higher meaning for many clergy in the… Read more

Bishop to convene talk on Religious Freedom Resolution

Bishop to convene talk on Religious Freedom Resolution

Bishop Peggy Johnson will convene in May a one-time dialogue on the Religious Freedom Resolution (#2016–18; see the full resolution below), which was debated but not voted on at the… Read more

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Annual Conference 2017 to focus on prayer

Rise Up and Pray! is the elevating main theme of the 2017 Eastern PA Annual Conference, which will return to the spacious Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA, from… Read more

Gretna Glen to host multicultural youth retreat

Gretna Glen to host multicultural youth retreat

“Actively Discovering Human Diversity.” With that intriguing title, Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center in Lebanon will host two dozen teenagers of different racial-ethnic groups, all in grades 8 to… Read more

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Want to see and hear a truly inspiring testimony? Check out a brief video story about the Rev. Joe Martin of Fallsington UMC. You can also find it on the… Read more

Bishop's Blog: Black History Month Focus--“Hidden Figures”

Bishop’s Blog: Black History Month Focus–“Hidden Figures”

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to see the historical movie “Hidden Figures.”  The story plot is based on real events and the lives of three African American women… Read more

New online church website, marketing courses offered

New online church website, marketing courses offered

More and more churches are realizing they need new ways of presenting themselves—and their light—to the world, of putting their lamps on lampstands, rather than hiding them under “bushel baskets”… Read more

Reflections on racial dialogues--A supplement to "District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race”

Reflections on racial dialogues

A supplement to the NEWSpirit Winter 2017 article, “District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race” At our request, a number of clergy participants in recent racial dialogue and learning events,… Read more

District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race

District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race

Real talk about race is happening around much of the Eastern PA Conference this winter, as dialogues and teaching moments bring people together to explore a difficult but timely topic…. Read more

Youth Rally teaches thousands lessons on love

Youth Rally teaches thousands lessons on love

Christ’s love was defined beautifully through inspiring words spoken and sung at the 2017 Peninsula-Delaware Conference Youth Rally, held in Ocean City, Md., Jan. 6-8. But it was defined best… Read more