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Fresh Expressions crowd envisions new forms of church

“What keeps me awake at night? Dying churches keep me awake.” That was the Rev. Denny Emrick’s response to the question, “So what concerns you?”  Read more

Our churches celebrate Holy Week

Our churches celebrate Holy Week

Holy Week, lasting from this Sunday, April 9, to Saturday, April 15, is the “heart of the church’s ritual, theological and missional life. Everything we do in worship, doctrine and… Read more

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‘Hearts on Fire’ gathering to promote justice, social holiness

Faithful Christians from around the Eastern PA Conference, whether committed to or just concerned about biblical and Wesleyan values of peace with justice, are invited to gather on Saturday, May… Read more

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Want to see and hear a truly inspiring testimony? Check out a brief video story about the Rev. Joe Martin of Fallsington UMC. You can also find it on the… Read more

Churches unite in prayer for UMC’s future

Churches unite in prayer for UMC’s future

“Fill your servants with your Holy Spirit.  May they seek you for wisdom, knowledge, love, compassion and clarity as they follow your leading.” About 40 congregants repeated that hopeful appeal… Read more

Clergy spouse retreats offer Sabbath and support

Clergy spouse retreats offer Sabbath and support

“Come, all you who are weary and heavy burdened,” Jesus Christ tenderly invites us, “and I will give you rest.”( Matthew 11:28) Ten Eastern PA Conference clergy spouses heeded a… Read more

Honor M.L. King’s legacy, dream this weekend

Honor M.L. King’s legacy, dream this weekend

Sunday, Jan. 15, is the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which our nation will also celebrate with a holiday on Monday, Jan. 16 this year. What will your church… Read more

Churches celebrate Advent, Christmas in many ways

Churches celebrate Advent, Christmas in many ways

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas. Not so much from the wintry weather arriving this weekend, but from the Advent activities happening all over the Eastern… Read more

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

In mid-December many houses of worship around the nation will observe a collective, interfaith Sabbath of shalom to protect life. But probably few know about. It’s National Gun Violence Prevention… Read more

Phila. church joins police in Prayer Walk for Peace

Phila. church joins police in Prayer Walk for Peace

To witness against the violence so prevalent in its city, Grace UMC in Philadelphia embarked on a Friday night “Prayer Walk for Peace” Nov. 4, accompanied by officers and chaplains from… Read more