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Conference leaders present new vision, mission statements

Eastern PA Conference leaders announced a new Vision Statement and Mission Statement in a letter to members April 11. They will present those statements formally to the 2017 Annual Conference… Read more

Rev. Gordon Hendrickson, Rev. Christopher Kurien and Rev. Truman Brooks discuss their upcoming visit to East Africa

From Kenya to Tanzania

Mission connection may expand pastoral training Training Kenyan pastors–mostly non-denominational pastors who can’t attend seminary–has been a passion project for the Rev. Gordon Hendrickson for a decade. But now that… Read more

Mei-Ling Blackstone, 16, leads devotions at the Connectional Table (CT) meeting, Oct. 17

Connectional Table: Linking ministry to mission

When Mei-Ling Blackstone, a 16 year-old junior at Emmaus High School, led devotions as a guest at the Connectional Table (CT) meeting at First UMC Phoenixville, on Oct. 17, she… Read more

Connectional Table prays in a circle, at Camp Innabah

Conference leaders stress cooperation to support ministries

Members of the Eastern PA Conference’s Connectional Table focused on enhancing their collaboration among ministries when they met Jan. 31 in a retreat setting at Camp Innabah. The Rev. Robert… Read more

Sharing our Faith through Acts of Love

On March 21 our Connectional Ministries office presented our annual, conference-wide faith-sharing training event at New Hanover UMC. This year’s gathering drew more than 350 people and was led by… Read more

Be Steadfast, Abounding in Hope

Therefore, my beloved…, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. —1 Corinthians 15:58 Daily we… Read more

The Harvest Is Plentiful

The fall season is busy with events happening in our lives and the lives of our churches. Many congregations have celebrated Homecoming Sunday, Back-to-Church Sunday or Rally Day to invite… Read more

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EPA Conference leaders report, reflect on ministry priorities

Leaders of EPA Conference boards and committees tried a new and improved approach to conferencing together at their first meeting of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 11. They shortened… Read more

Works of Faith, Labors of Love: Growing Vital Congregations

Connectional Ministries video celebrates ministry in many forms

One of the many highlights of the Eastern PA Annual Conference in May was an oral and video report from the Connectional Ministries Office with the theme Works of Faith,… Read more

Learning to share our faith

Nearly 200 people gathered at Bethany UMC Wescosville in Allentown for the Faith-Sharing training led by Dr. Eddie Fox, Executive Director of the World Methodist Council on Evangelism. From beginning… Read more