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Online prayer groups seek healing despite social distancing

By John W. Coleman Churches and church groups are busily using online videoconferencing services—especially Zoom—and also free conference call services during these social distancing days for worship, meetings, Bible study… Read more

2020 ‘Bridge Walk for Peace’ marches on virtually

Since 2008, the Rev. David W. Brown, a deacon in the Eastern PA Conference, has led a special, early dawn walk across Ben Franklin Bridge in Central Philadelphia to commemorate… Read more

UM agencies resourcing pandemic-affected churches

By John W. Coleman In the spirit of connectionalism, United Methodist general agencies continue to try to help local churches connect with members and survive the disruptions caused by the… Read more

Holy Week Worship Online

This new, temporary Holy Week Worship Online webpage will be available through Tuesday, April 14. A recording of the April 8 Holy Week worship service led by Bishop Peggy Johnson… Read more

Advice from an Angel

An Easter Sermon By Bishop Peggy Johnson Philadelphia Episcopal Area: Peninsula-Delaware Conference and Eastern PA Conference April 12, 2020 Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 After the Sabbath, as the first day of… Read more

The Other Seven Last Words

A Good Friday Sermon by Bishop Peggy Johnson Philadelphia Episcopal Area: Peninsula-Delaware Conference and Eastern PA Conference April 10, 2020 INTRODUCTION In the beginning was the Word and the Word… Read more

Alternatives to Communion around the Lord’s Table

By John W. Coleman Numerous displaced congregations—unable to gather in their sanctuaries—are increasingly worshiping online during the coronavirus pandemic. But many see first Sundays as a sacramental challenge. April 5,… Read more

CCYM shares reflections, advice on surviving pandemic

The Eastern PA’s Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) is working virtually, via Zoom videoconferencing, to plan its second annual “Camping at the Crossroads” Youth Rally. The March 28 annual spring… Read more

Annual Conference 2020 will be October 13-14

The 2020 Eastern PA Annual Conference will happen October 13-14, a Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. Originally scheduled for June 18-20, the session was postponed…

Churches that Livestream Worship, etc.

Please send us your church’s livestream or videoconferencing worship information, so we can add it to our roster. Linwood Heights United Methodist Church @ 10:45 AM SundayVia facebook: Linwood Heights… Read more