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Sustaining mission through ‘Holy Currencies’

A teaching by Eric Law By John W. Coleman Money, Time and Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth, Wellness. Those are the six Holy Currencies the Rev. Eric Law shared with… Read more

Annual conference urged to embrace change, unity

“Raise your expectations.” That is the Rev. Justin Hancock’s advice when asked what United Methodists can do to improve “disability ministry.” “You must have gospel-level expectations. That is when the… Read more


A sermon by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference Service of Ordination & Commissioning, June 15, 2018 Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20 Pre-sermonic hymn: “Changed” (A wonderful change has come over… Read more

Annual Conference approves justice-related resolutions

By John W. Coleman Members of the 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 14-16 in Oaks, PA, too historic steps in the cause for justice by passing several key… Read more

Can Annual Conference offer fun and games?

Gamification: the process of adding games or gamelike elements to something (such as a task) so as to encourage participation. The 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference will be unlike any… Read more

Revealing inclusiveness monitoring method returns for 2018

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Annual Conference in 2017 used a new and improved process for monitoring its session for inclusiveness—“a quality of including many different types of… Read more

Hula-hoop at Annual Conference for Abundant Health

By John W. Coleman Members and guests attending Annual Conference this week will have plenty of chances to get their hearts and hips—yes, hips—moving, all to benefit their health. Doing… Read more

‘We Will All Be Sent!’

The Annual Conference Service of Ordination and Commissioning, always a climactic event, will again commence with robed clergy in a stirring procession, followed by sacred worship with powerful music and… Read more

Annual Conference to hear voices of change, welcome, diversity

The 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference, June 14-16, will fill its stage with diverse sights and sounds, voices and visions, styles of worship and witnessing that together demonstrate the conference’s… Read more

Annual Conference 2018 to vote on 27 resolutions

See all resolutions in PDF on our website’s Annual Conference page:  2018 Resolutions By John W. Coleman Members of the 2018 Eastern PA Annual Conference will consider and vote on 27… Read more