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Eastern PA to help launch UMC prayer vigil in 2017

The Eastern PA Conference will help lead off a more than yearlong United Methodist prayer vigil in 2017 by being the second conference to gather daily, even hourly in many… Read more

Disharmony felt in key resolutions, relations at NEJ Conference

Reflection by The Rev. Jeffrey Raffauf: The NE Jurisdictional Conference was a unique experience for me. I understood going in the importance of this body…

Rev. Tracy Bass

Call to action against racism: Are we really going to do this?

“We will all have to repent, not merely for the hateful words and actions of bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

Delegates share glimpses, reactions to NEJ Conference

Delegates share glimpses, reactions to NEJ Conference

The Eastern PA Conference sent 21 delegates to the UMC’s Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, July 11-15, in Lancaster, Pa., determined to learn something about the art of quilting. After two days… Read more

The Rev. David W. Brown, Deacon, (center) joins newly elected Bishops LaTrelle Miller Easterling (left) and Cynthia Moore-Koikoi in serving Communion during their consecration service at First UMC Lancaster July 15, at the close of the NEJ Conference.

Unity but not uniformity

The last became first through much of The United Methodist Church’s Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, where nearly 300 delegates and bishops from 10 annual conferences met July 11-15, in Lancaster, Pa. The first plenary session, held on Monday night, honored peoples too often thought of last in our church and society.

Council Of Bishops

Lead bishop responds to controversial Western Jurisdiction election

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, incoming president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement about Friday’s episcopal election at the UMC’s Western Jurisdictional Conference, meeting in Scottsdale,… Read more

NEJ Bishops urge response to racism, recent violence

Statement by the NEJ College of Bishops of The United Methodist Church Delivered by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball to the Opening Session of the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference,  July 13, 2016 As… Read more

Bishop Peggy Johnson

Bishop Johnson returns to Philadelphia Area

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson is returning to the Philadelphia Episcopal Area to lead the Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware conferences for another four years. Her reassignment was announced Friday morning in… Read more

The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi elected NEJ bishop

NEJ has 2 new African American women bishops

At 9 PM last night and 10 AM this morning, the Northeastern Jurisdiction elected its two expected new bishops, two African American clergywomen, the first elected in this jurisdiction since… Read more

NEJ Youth

NEJ Conference begins today

Bishops to be assigned Friday The UMC’s Northeastern Jurisdiction bishops, committee members and delegates arrived over the weekend and today for the 2016 NEJ Conference at the Lancaster County Convention… Read more