2015 Annual Conference


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

Trustees Chairman Alvin Kingcade and Legal Counsel Robert Shoemaker

Peace amid passion: Resolutions stir Annual Conference debates

The Eastern PA Annual Conference considered 23 of 25 submitted resolutions during its 2015 session, May 14-16, and a handful of them generated heavy debate on controversial concerns. But despite… Read more

Lay Delegates to General Conference

Annual Conference elects 2016 General, Jurisdictional delegates

The 2015 Eastern PA Annual Conference elected as 2016 General and Northeaster Jurisdictional Conference Delegates—Clergy members: Dawn Taylor-Storm, Jeffrey Raffauf, Robert Wilt, and Lydia Munoz.  Lay members elected were: Judith Ehninger;… Read more

Wanted: Scenes of Stewardship in Action

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we want to depict our 2015 Annual Conference theme of Stewardship in action, but we need your help. We want to display… Read more

Prayers at 2014 Annual Conference

Prayer guide, prayer walk offered to bless Conference

A number of people have expressed gratitude for the daily devotions on the theme of Stewardship that we distribute by e-mail Mondays through Fridays, leading up to Annual Conference 2015… Read more

Lloyd Speer, Conference Secretary

Conference resolutions target diverse concerns

Two dozen resolutions to be considered and voted on at the 2015 Annual Conference, May 14-16, have been posted on the conference Website. They range from extensive revised Safe Sanctuary… Read more

33 nominated for 2016 General Conference

Thirty-three members–18 laity and 15 clergy–have been nominated to represent the Eastern PA Conference at the UMC’s 2016 General Conference and Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Brief profiles of each–including biographical information,… Read more