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3 views of how pandemic is challenging UMC at all levels

UM News has published at least three recent news stories that report on UM churches, annual conferences and general agencies all trying to shift their ways of functioning in the… Read more

Gov. Wolf tightens social restrictions as COVID infections rise

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine imposed new mitigation measures for Pennsylvania as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The new orders took… Read more

Conference to provide hand sanitizer, masks to churches

By John W. Coleman Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern PA Conference Disaster Response Ministry has been sharing information about government resources with Bishop Peggy Johnson and her Cabinet… Read more

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

Cabinet, chancellor explain church reopening guidelines

By John W. Coleman Bishop Peggy Johnson and the Eastern PA Conference Cabinet took turns explaining their Pandemic Reopening Best Practices for Churches document in a Zoom webinar Tuesday evening, May 12…. Read more