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Sermon Outline for Epiphany Sunday, January 3, 2021 By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson Text: Matthew 2:1-12                                        After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in Judea, during the time of King Herod,… Read more

All Saints Sunday

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson November 1 is “All Saints Day,” a day on the church calendar when we celebrate the lives of Christians (“saints”) who have gone before us… Read more

‘Praying for Philadelphia’

By Bishop Peggy a. Johnson I awoke this morning to news reports of yet another fatal shooting of an African American young man in an incident with law enforcement.  The… Read more

Don’t forget to V.O.T.E

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson I am happy to announce that I completed my mail-in ballot and have officially voted in the fall 2020 election.  Whatever your political affiliation, I… Read more

Bishop to visit, address four District Conferences

Bishop Peggy Johnson will speak to each of the 2020 District Conferences in their separate gatherings this month: South District: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 PM East District: Wednesday, Sept. 16,… Read more

Camps, Camp & retreat

Bishop’s Letter: Fundraising Appeal for Camps

Bishop Peggy Johnson appealed to Eastern PA Conference churches and members in a letter this week to support our four Camp & Retreat Centers as they struggle financially from the… Read more


A video sermon by Bishop Peggy Johnson. Script: One of my favorite songs that the Deaf choir at my former church ever performed was “Down by the Riverside.” They did it in sign language of course. ““Gonna lay down my burden, down by the riverside, down by the riverside…”

Mourning the Passing of Bishop John Yambasu

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson The United Methodist Church family is in deep shock and grief at the report of the sudden death today of Bishop John Yambasu, the episcopal leader… Read more

“POWER: A Sermon for Pentecost Sunday”

By Bishop Peggy A. JohnsonMay 31, 2020         PentecostActs 2: 1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came… Read more

Open My Eyes: Reflections on Immigration

By Bishop Peggy Johnson One of my favorite Sunday School songs when I was growing up was “Open My Eyes.”  That was partly because it was easy to play. At… Read more