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Cabinet proposes redistricting in 6 town hall meetings

Cabinet proposes redistricting in 6 town hall meetings

Bishop Peggy Johnson, with her Cabinet and staff, completed scheduled town hall meetings in all six districts in April to present their proposal to reduce the conference’s six districts to… Read more

Two District Resource Assistants to depart

Two District Resource Assistants to depart

Two of the Eastern PA Conference’s District Resource Assistants (DRAs)—key staff persons who serve information and coordination needs for their districts—will leave their posts over the next month. Southwest District… Read more

District Prayer Posts lift General Conference in prayer

District Prayer Posts lift General Conference in prayer

Churches in two Eastern PA Conference districts hosted broadly intercessory prayer services recently, welcoming more than 70 people in total who gathered to pray for the United Methodist Church’s General… Read more

Attendance high at 2016 Tools for Ministry events

Attendance high at 2016 Tools for Ministry events

It wasn’t exactly March Madness, but several districts celebrated their best attendance ever at Tools for Ministry leadership training events in March, enjoying a more temperate climate than the cold, often-snowy… Read more

Tools for Ministry to 'build up the body'

Tools for Ministry to ‘build up the body’

The six district training events will be spread over three Saturdays. Four districts–Central, East, Southeast and Southwest–will hold theirs on Saturday, March 5. The Northeast District will hold its leadership training on March 12 with a focus on poverty. And the Northwest District Tools gathering is delayed until April 30.

Most of the myriad workshops will be led by home teams of knowledgeable clergy and lay professionals and volunteers from across our conference. But there will be a few out-of-town guest-lecturers among the diverse faculties.

Possible changes ahead in our districts and conference

Possible changes ahead in our districts and conference

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson Among the many duties of the office of the bishop is that of forming districts. Paragraph 416.4 of the 2012 Book of Discipline states that… Read more

Bishop Peggy Johnson Talks to Southeast District Clergy

Bishop’s report prepares districts for 2016

While some churches celebrated Pastors Appreciation Month in October, Bishop Peggy Johnson was celebrating “Districts Appreciation Month” during her annual, day and night visits to all six districts of the… Read more

Pray Together

District prayer posts to fortify us for General Conference

The Rev. Tim Kriebel sees trouble ahead for The United Methodist Church in 2016, and he knows concentrated prayer may be the answer to expected conflict and uncertainty. “For a… Read more

During her 2014 visit Bishop Peggy Johnson reports to clergy of the lower Northeast District just before they engage in table talks on the book Finding Our Way: Love and Law in the UMC.

Bishop’s district talks to cover varied topics

Bishop Peggy Johnson hits the road again next week with her annual Days on the Districts tour. She just completed similar visits to her Peninsula-Delaware Conference districts last week and… Read more

NE church’s prayer vigil to end after Frein’s capture

NEWS UPDATE: Mountainhome UMC, located in the Poconos area, will end its daily outdoor prayer vigil Sunday at 12 noon, reported the Rev. John Keretzman, pastor, now that the tense… Read more