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2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference: Young adult speakers reveal what to ‘tell the coming generation’

By John W. Coleman Three young adult speakers featured at the Eastern PA Annual Conference, June 13-15, evoked its theme, “Tell to the Coming Generation” (from Psalm 78), by telling… Read more

Bishop’s Annual Conference report urges unity in Christ

By John W. Coleman In her June 13 State of the Church Report to the Eastern PA Annual Conference Bishop Peggy Johnson addressed several topics but zeroed in on a… Read more

Postscripts from Annual Conference 2019

Our Annual Conference celebrated and heard from the coming generation. But controversies over a resolution and election of 2020 delegates also challenged our unity in Christ. Our bishop responds to some concerns.  Read more

Good News leader calls for UMC division in 2020

By Jane Bonner* The Rev. Rob Renfroe, President and Publisher of Good News**, spoke to the Annual Breakfast gathering of the Eastern Pennsylvania Evangelical Connection on June 14,, during the Eastern… Read more

Opening Worship Message, AC2019

Message by Samuel Longmire “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your… Read more

The FAQs (as in Frequently Avoided Questions): A Millennial Update

2019 EPA UMC Laity Address | June 13, 2019 Good Morning, everyone. I’d like to start by reading a few verses related to this year’s Annual Conference theme—Tell the Coming… Read more

Conference elects diverse delegates; OKs centrist resolution

By John W. Coleman The 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference, meeting June 13-15 in Oaks, Pa., elected eight delegates to represent it at the 2020 General Conference (GC2020), May 5-15,… Read more

Ordination service marks Annual Conference’s high moment

By John W. Coleman At the start of the Eastern PA Annual Conference’s Service of Commissioning and Ordination on Friday evening, June 14, the opening procession will fill the drab… Read more

Annual Conference 2019
“Tell to the Coming Generation”

Soren Kierkegaard once wrote “The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.” The people of God, however…  Read more

The big screen on the first night of General Conference 2019 shows delegates' preferences for which pieces of legislation to consider first. The top three vote-getters--Wespath's pension modification plan, the Traditional Plan and the Taylor Disaffiliation Plan--all passed as amended and will impact the 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference. UMNS photo

Annual Conference resolutions address changes ahead

The 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference (AC2019), meeting June 13-15, will consider 19 legislative resolutions for debate and votes among its membership…  Read more