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UMC’s high court rejects Eastern PA request for ruling

The UMC’s Judicial Council has declined to rule on a decision made by Bishop Peggy Johnson at the 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference because the request for its judicial review… Read more

Conference honors exemplary leaders, churches

By John W. Coleman Among the largest groups who come on stage during Annual Conference are people recognized for exemplary ministries over the past year or over a lifetime. A… Read more

Conference’s 2020 delegates appreciate honor to serve

Delegates elected to represent the Eastern PA Conference at the 2020 General Conference (May 5-15 in Minneapolis, Minn.) and the Northeast Jurisdictional (NEJ) Conference (July 13-17 in Hunt Valley, Md.)… Read more

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.

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