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Aprendiendo de Noé mientras re-abrimos nuestros edificios

Mientras nos preparamos para el proceso lento y cauteloso de reabrir nuestras iglesias después de muchas semanas de reclusión, podemos encontrar algunos consejos útiles en la Palabra de Dios tomada… Read more

Churches respond to pandemic by going online, as some reopen and others wait

Members of First UMC Mt. Carmel (above) came home for Mother’s Day May 10. With bright carnations in hand, they returned to their beloved, historic sanctuary for worship after a… Read more

Church help feed their communities during coronavirus shutdown

By John W. Coleman Many churches around the Eastern PA Conference committed to feeding their communities are meeting the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic with extra food donations, volunteers and… Read more

El gabinete y el canciller explican las pautas de reapertura de la iglesia

Por John W. Coleman La Obispo Peggy Johnson y el Gabinete de la Conferencia de la Conferencia del Este de Pennsylvania se turnaron para explicar el documento de Reapertura de… Read more

Preguntas sobre el seminario web de reapertura de iglesias de la Conferencia del Este de PA de la , Iglesia Metodista Unida.

 Tenga en cuenta que debido a limitaciones de tiempo no pudimos responder todas las preguntas sobre el seminario web de reapertura de iglesias de la Conferencia de la EPA. Este… Read more

Some North District churches reopen, while others wait

By John W. Coleman “It felt good. It did look strange in our sanctuary Sunday, with all our members wearing masks and sitting apart from each other. But it really… Read more

Pandemic Re-opening Best Practices for Churches

Gradual reopening of PA social, economic life to begin soon Small steps towards a gradual reopening of Pennsylvania social and economic life will begin this week. State officials expect to announce on… Read more

Online prayer groups seek healing despite social distancing

By John W. Coleman Churches and church groups are busily using online videoconferencing services—especially Zoom—and also free conference call services during these social distancing days for worship, meetings, Bible study… Read more

UM agencies resourcing pandemic-affected churches

By John W. Coleman In the spirit of connectionalism, United Methodist general agencies continue to try to help local churches connect with members and survive the disruptions caused by the… Read more

Alternatives to Communion around the Lord’s Table

By John W. Coleman Numerous displaced congregations—unable to gather in their sanctuaries—are increasingly worshiping online during the coronavirus pandemic. But many see first Sundays as a sacramental challenge. April 5,… Read more