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UMCOR needs donated clean-up kits for flood relief now

UMCOR needs donated clean-up kits for flood relief now

By the Rev. Greg Ellis Recent flooding, fires and storms in numerous areas of the U.S. have nearly depleted the UM Committee on Relief’s supply of clean-up kits (i.e., cleaning… Read more

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Help flood victims now through prayerful restraint

By the Rev. Greg Ellis Eastern PA Conference Disaster Ministry Coordinator We all want to be helping our beleaguered brothers and sisters in West Virginia…and Texas…and Oklahoma. And the list… Read more

Donations sought for storm-damaged Congo mission

Donations sought for storm-damaged Congo mission

Central Congo Area Bishop David K. Yemba recently reported destruction caused by heavy rains and strong winds to Diengenga, where United Methodists have created a clinic, a trade school and… Read more

Weather Channel forecast map for Winter Storm Jonas

Preparedness Information for Winter Storm Jonas

It looks like winter has finally arrived. While winter sports enthusiasts are saying “finally!” many of us are saying “aw shucks!” In either case, personal preparedness is important. This storm… Read more

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Preventing Church Emergencies during Advent and Christmas

By the Rev Greg Ellis ( Coordinator of Disaster Preparedness & Response Ministry and Coordinator of UM Volunteers in Ministry Eastern PA Conference, The United Methodist Church Phone: 484 350… Read more

An Appeal for Prayers, Donations for South Carolina

An Appeal for Prayers, Donations for South Carolina

Bishop Peggy Johnson asks Eastern PA Conference churches to please offer generous prayers and donations to support our sisters and brothers in South Carolina who are trying to rebound from… Read more


Hurricane Joaquin no longer a threat, but flooding may be

Hurricane Joaquin wreaked havoc in the Bahamas Thursday. But its current path is expected to head out to sea and not affect us in Eastern PA, reports the Rev. Greg… Read more

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Zimmermans report on Nepal earthquake recovery

Deirdre Zimmerman serves with her husband Mark as UMC Global Ministries missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal along with and their sons, Zachary and Benjamin. She wrote recently to supporters in the… Read more

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United Methodists Respond to Nepal Quake

Note: Dr. Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman receive direct missionary support from the Eastern PA Conference. From UMCOR–April 27, 2015—-The General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, through its disaster-relief arm… Read more

UMCOR: 75 Years of Hope, One Great Hour of Sharing

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) turns 75 this year. What started as a relief effort to help a war ravaged China in 1940 has grown and transformed into… Read more