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Bishop reviews Way Forward proposals at district town halls

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3) After hymns were sung and scriptures were read, Bishop Peggy Johnson led off… Read more

Postcards from McAllen, Texas:  An Immersion in Immigration Realities

A tour provided by the General Board of Church and Society, Bishop Robert Schnase and support  personnel from the Rio Texas Annual Conference – August 22-24, 2018 By Bishop Peggy… Read more

Bishop to explore Way Forward at district town hall events

Bishop Peggy Johnson will visit the four districts Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 for town hall meetings to discuss the UMC’s Way Forward proposals and prospects that a special called… Read more

United Methodist Women touched my life

In the fall of 1978 I was an M.Div student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky.  But I wondered some days if I had heard God right about this call… Read more

Mothers give life, but many also suffer death

As you prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13, go beyond celebrating just moms who contribute so much of life to their families and congregations. The UMC’s Church and Society board… Read more

Bishops to decide ‘Way Forward’ proposal, change leaders

In its historic spring meeting, April 29 to May 4, in Chicago, the UMC’s Council of Bishops  is expected to certify five constitutional amendments ratified by annual conferences, elect new… Read more

BMCR has a new webpage

Bishop speaks to caucus concerns BY JOHN W. COLEMAN Philadelphia Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) has a new Web presence at www.epaumc.org/bmcr, hosted by the Eastern PA Conference website…. Read more

Grateful for the Congo Partnership

I returned in February from a 10-day mission trip with an eight-person team of clergy and laity from both the Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware conferences.  Our Philadelphia Episcopal Area has… Read more

Abundant Health, Abundant Life

Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b) Our God is not a God of scarcity but of abundance. Nothing could be more precious than life: abundant life…  Read more

Notes from the mission field
Congo Partnership Visit 2018

Bishop Peggy Johnson: Notes from the mission field At the opening ceremony of our visit to the Central Congo Conference Center we were greeted by an enthusiastic group of young… Read more