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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


On the first weekend of this year, organizers of the annual Peninsula-Delaware Conference Youth Rally in Ocean City, Maryland, were challenged by a blizzard that blew in the day before the rally began. The leaders had a difficult decision to make about…  Read more

Arrested but undeterred

In a blog post titled “Ten Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King, Jr.,” by Christopher Klein, published April 4, 2013, we read some interesting facts about the great civil rights leader who changed the world forever. For example, I never knew…  Read more

2018: The Year of the Migrant

In the midst of the joyous celebration of Christmas there is a backdrop of suffering around the globe in the form of migrants. Studies indicate that there are as many… Read more

Call to prayer for the Dreamers

Elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) federal policy is being considered, and a decision to end it may be announced by the Trump Administration on Tuesday, September 5.  I ask… Read more

Bishop finds new home in church’s parsonage

Having moved August 8 from the former episcopal residence in Phoenixville, Bishop Peggy Johnson and her husband, the Rev. Michael Johnson, are now the distinguished tenants of Otterbein UMC in… Read more

Conference bids farewell to staff, bishop’s residence

The Eastern PA Conference said goodbye this summer to some special people and to one place that was special because of the people who lived and visited there. We bid… Read more

Teach us to walk the good road

When I think of my recent trip to Spirit Lake Mission in North Dakota, Psalm 8 comes to mind: O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all… Read more