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Hearts of gold

Hearts of gold

“There’s gold in them hearts,” one might say, tweaking the old expression of a prospector’s greed to evoke gratitude instead. That certainly applies to members of the Eastern PA Conference… Read more

Delegates elected Nov. 14 to represent the Eastern PA Conference in 2016.

Conference approves budget, elects delegates, supports malaria campaign

Pictured: Delegates elected Nov. 14 to represent the Eastern PA Conference in 2016. General Conference (front row)—Krystl Johnson, the Rev. Dawn Taylor-Strong, the Rev. Lydia Munoz, Clarita Krall, Judy Ehninger and… Read more

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Electronic voting for General, Jurisdictional conference delegates

Conference members will again use electronic devices to vote for eight General Conference and 12 Northeast Jurisdictional Conference delegates (and six alternates) at the Adjourned Session of Annual Conference, Saturday,… Read more

2015 Annual Conference, Adjourned Session

Register by Sept. 30 for Annual Conference Adjourned Session

September 30 is the deadline to register in advance for the Nov. 14 Adjourned Session of the 2015 Annual Conference. The session will be held at Bethany UMC’s Macungie campus,… Read more

Bethany UMC Macungie Campus

Registration open, agenda set for conference adjourned session

The 2015 Adjourned Session of the Eastern PA Annual Conference, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, will feature prayer, worship and Holy Conferencing, as members hear reports and vote on the… Read more

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2016 Delegate Re-Voting Election Announcement

The voting process for 2016 General Conference delegates at the 2015 Annual Conference ran into problems with wifi connectivity, causing several ballots to be retaken. Subsequent analysis of the voting… Read more

Wesley UMC Quarryville

Fast-growing church leaves with property

Faced with no good alternatives, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently negotiated a way for its fastest-growing church to leave the denomination but keep the church property. Theologically conservative Wesley United Methodist Church… Read more

The Congregational Development Team presented Denman Evangelism Awards to The Rev. Maxime Jaouen of Lansdale First UMC (right photo) and John Schadler of Fairless Hills First UMC (left photo). Both recipients were congratulated by the Bishop. (Rev. James Mundell photos)

Two role models receive Denman Evangelism Award

Two extraordinary church leaders who seek to personify Jesus Christ–one of them literally–were honored at Annual Conference with the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, an annual tribute to the spirit and… Read more

Clif Christopher shaking hands at 2015 Annual Conference

Church stewardship ‘doctor’ diagnoses giving decline

The first presentation to draw a crowd of United Methodists to the 2015 Eastern PA Annual Conference at the Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., came on May 13, the night… Read more

Opening Worship Procession, 2015 Annual Conference

Looking back, leaning forward: Annual Conference 2015

Ranging from the serious to the celebratory, the 2015 Eastern PA Annual Conference, May 14-16, shone its spotlight on past, present and future concerns, beyond merely voting on resolutions and… Read more