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Conference featured in several key media stories

The Eastern Conference PA Conference has appeared in both the United Methodist and Philadelphia media lately.  The Philadelphia Inquirer and published a story about our Annual Conference’s historic passage… Read more

Annual Conference 2018: ‘A time for every purpose’

By John W. Coleman To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NKJV) Invoking heaven’s oversight from start to finish, the 232nd Eastern… Read more

Sustaining mission through ‘Holy Currencies’

Money, Time and Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth, Wellness. Those are the six Holy Currencies the Rev. Eric Law shared with Eastern PA Conference members in his interactive teaching session at their 2018 Annual Conference June 15. These essential values must circulate or flow among people to form a “cycle of blessings,” he said. They should continuously recycle through exchanges, like currency, to ensure that effective ministry can be both “missional and sustainable.”

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, took 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