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Thanksgiving Praise

Bishop Peggy Johnson led annual Thanksgiving devotions for the Eastern PA Conference Staff and Cabinet on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Conference Office. She began with a PowerPoint devotional on… Read more

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‘An Inconvenient Christmas’

Soon we will be singing Advent hymns in our churches and wondering where this passing year has gone. December 25th falls on a Sunday this year, and I am already… Read more

Eastern PA to help launch UMC prayer vigil in 2017

Eastern PA to help launch UMC prayer vigil in 2017

By John W. Coleman 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,… Read more

UMC leaders respond to presidential election outcome

UMC leaders respond to presidential election outcome

By John W. Coleman As Americans continue to process the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election in various ways that span a spectrum of emotions, United Methodist Church leaders are reaching… Read more

Bishop urges districts to go forth in faith, reach out in love

Bishop urges districts to go forth in faith, reach out in love

“Therefore, go!” the theme of General Conference 2016, was also the message Bishop Peggy Johnson offered during her visits to the six Eastern PA Conference districts in October, as she… Read more

Praying for our Presidential Election

Praying for our Presidential Election

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson It seems that I can’t remember a time when we as a nation were not talking about the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Almost the minute… Read more

‘Open wide your hearts,’ Bishop urges churches

‘Open wide your hearts,’ Bishop urges churches

Eastern PA Conference members should read Bishop Peggy Johnson’s recent blog essay, Open wide your hearts. She challenges us to live out the popular United Methodist Church motto “Open Hearts,… Read more

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

By Bishop Peggy Johnson Last week I attended our new quadrennium’s first meeting of the General Board of Church and Society.  I am proud to serve for another four years… Read more

Bishop Johnson begins 2nd term on Church & Society board

Bishop Johnson begins 2nd term on Church & Society board

Bishop Peggy Johnson begins her second term on the General Board of Church and Society today at the board’s organizational meeting for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The meeting, Sept. 21-24, is… Read more

Bishop Peggy Johnson Preaching

Water Works

A sermon preached at the Eastern PA Conference Service of Ordination– “There are few things more important to life than water. Humans are composed of 70-80% water. Water has everything to do with our body temperature…”