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New redistricting of churches completed

New redistricting of churches completed

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference Cabinet has completed arrangements of its 415 member churches into four new districts—East, North, South and West—to take effect July 1, 2017…. Read more

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Conference ratifies 4 districts, $3.2 million budget for 2017

By John W. Coleman Unlike some church meetings, where leaders quickly dispense with a hymn, a prayer and a short homily to get down to business, Eastern PA Conference members… Read more

Open-hearted generosity at Annual Conference

Open-hearted generosity at Annual Conference

“Open Wide Your Hearts!” was the theme of the 2016 Annual Conference, and many members, guests and churches did just that with their generous giving to support higher education and… Read more

Annual Conference learns about breaking down dividing walls

Annual Conference learns about breaking down dividing walls

The two main featured speakers at The United Methodist Church’s Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference in June set a tone that was healing and harmonious, like the Apostle Paul’s good news… Read more

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Open Wide Your Hearts! Part 2

During the Annual Conference, June 16-17, some enthusiastic leaders told us how their churches are living out this year’s Annual Conference theme by opening wide their hearts in ministries of… Read more

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Open Wide Your Hearts! Part 1

During the Annual Conference, June 16-17, some enthusiastic leaders told us how their churches are living out this year’s Annual Conference theme by opening wide their hearts in ministries of… Read more

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Annual Conference defers votes on key legislation

By John W. Coleman The 2016 Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 16-18, cautiously postponed action on some key resolutions during debates, at times choosing compromise over controversy. But while… Read more

Worship leaders during the Opening Worship Procession, 2016 EPA Annual Conference.

Repenting for sins against Native peoples

Church leaders repent, seek healing for sins against Native peoples By John W. Coleman The UMC’s Eastern PA Conference began its three-day annual session Thursday, June 16, with worship and… Read more