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Conference members dialogue in search of UMC’s ‘Way Forward’

Bishops call for talking, praying, listening, learning By John W. Coleman The United Methodist Council of Bishops and its special study commission completed their lengthy deliberations in May, recommending “A… Read more

District conferences lift up ministries, mission and milestones

Inspirational music and messages, prayers and praise reports, clergy comings and goings, important information-sharing and generous offerings for mission—these and other highlights filled the busy agendas of four district conferences… Read more

Church leaders to take the field with Tools for Ministry

While Philadelphia’s Super Bowl-champion Eagles are nesting, and the 76ers and Flyers are in mid-season, the Phillies are enjoying baseball’s spring training. Hundreds of Eastern PA Conference church leaders will… Read more

New districts gatherings to focus on leadership

Hundreds of Eastern PA Conference members will gather when our four new districts hold their inaugural meetings with Bishop Peggy Johnson over the next week, Sept. 12-18. They will welcome the… Read more

New districts plan picnics in August, celebrations in September

The new North and South districts will both hold picnics in August for their clergy families, inviting all to come and get better acquainted. But clergy and laity of all… Read more

Changing districts honor their legacy, welcome the future

Fittingly on United Methodist Heritage Sunday, May 21, there was much remembrance of ministry milestones and faithful heroes of the past at our six district conferences. There were speeches and… Read more

Kingdom-building with Tools for Ministry

Leaders were teaching learners in six districts across our conference April 29, offering them tools for ministry to work not on houses of faith but on the people in them…. Read more

District Conferences to celebrate past and future with hope

When Eastern PA Conference members gather in their six District Conferences on Sunday afternoon, May 21, it may be bittersweet for some. Members will celebrate their past accomplishments and their… Read more

Building up disciples through Tools for Ministry

Gifted and called leaders will be visiting six United Methodist churches across our conference on Saturday, April 29, bringing constructive tools for ministry to work not on houses of faith… Read more

Bishop Violet L. Fisher

Praying truth to power—a Lenten day apart for clergy

“Speaking truth to power,” a phrase coined by Quakers in the 1950s, is one aim of social protest. But it could have a higher meaning for many clergy in the… Read more