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Camps celebrate anniversaries at Open Houses May 18

Three of our four Eastern PA Conference Camp & Retreat Centers will have their annual open houses this Saturday, May 18, welcoming guests to enjoy their scenic grounds, comfortable facilities… Read more

Domestic Violence event to focus on healing ‘toxic masculinity’

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference Domestic Violence Committee  will offer an unusual focus at its second Domestic Violence: The Church Responds seminar on Saturday, Sept. 28. Participants will focus… Read more

NEJ leaders respond to GC2019 decisions

The UMC’s Northeastern Jurisdiction recently alerted members to two statements published on its website that address historic outcomes of, and poignant reactions to, the 2019 Special Session of the General… Read more

Mobilize Your Church for a Better Ministry Story

Two nationally prominent church leadership coaches are coming to Philadelphia soon to offer clergy and lay leaders some timely wisdom on doing effective outreach, both personally and digitally, to grow… Read more

UMC’s EarthKeepers training coming to Phila. in August 

Global Ministries, the UMC’s missions agency will bring its EarthKeepers training in “creation care” to Philadelphia, at Arch Street UMC, Aug 8-11. The training–the first of three scheduled around the… Read more

East District to sponsor 2nd cross-racial dialogue

The East District will hold its second interracial topical dialogue in its “Walking With: An African American Experience” series next Friday to Saturday, May 17-18. And it will happen at… Read more

The big screen on the first night of General Conference 2019 shows delegates' preferences for which pieces of legislation to consider first. The top three vote-getters--Wespath's pension modification plan, the Traditional Plan and the Taylor Disaffiliation Plan--all passed as amended and will impact the 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference. UMNS photo

Annual Conference resolutions address changes ahead

BY JOHN W. COLEMAN AC2019 Preliminary Resolutions More than 20 submitted resolutions may come before the 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference (AC2019) June 13-15 for debate and votes among its membership…. Read more

Children’s Ministry event to offer creative resourcing

One of the necessary gifts of effective children’s ministry is creativity; and the Eastern PA Conference Children’s Ministries Team is using that gift to plan a conference for peers who… Read more

Centrists, progressives discuss church’s future

See new information added to the end of this story (April 22, 2018). Some Eastern PA members endorse new statement Unhappy with the results of General Conference 2019, about 600… Read more

Celebrate Earth Day and God’s Creation, April 21-22

Earth Day in 2019 is on Monday, April 22, a time to celebrate God’s Creation and to work and advocate for its protection and careful stewardship. At almost 50 years… Read more