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Rev. Wendy Orzolek’s comments about ministry at newly chartered NorthStar UMC, Reading

We focus on meeting people where they are. We look at the people God has led to this church and ask what their needs are and how the gospel can… Read more

Newly chartered NorthStar UMC leads the way

By John W. Coleman “God has touched my life through this church,” said teenager Austin Boettlin, sharing how his life has changed during his five years at NorthStar United Methodist… Read more

Two historic Phila. churches mark milestone anniversaries

Two historic Phila. churches mark milestone anniversaries Two of the most historic United Methodist churches in America—Historic St. George’s UMC and Mother African Zoar UMC—will celebrate milestone anniversaries in November… Read more

Church benefits as partner in conference’s Capital Campaign

By John W. Coleman Capital Campaign Final Giving Report (as of 4/15/2019) Faith UMC in Manheim Township, Lititz, welcomed about a hundred worshipers on a recent Sunday, far above its… Read more

Church survives tornado, helps community recover

Tabor UMC in Woxall, PA, (2209 Hendricks Station Road) sustained modest damage and no injuries from the 112 mile-per-hour winds in an E-2-rated tornado that struck May 29; but its community took more of a beating, especially from downed trees and power lines.   Read more

Church offers Conference Office an lasting light of peace

The Rev. Donald Keller, pastor of Scottsville UMC, brought a lasting gift of light to the Eastern PA Conference Office Feb. 6; and it shines still, more than a week… Read more

Bangor First UMC is Spreading the True Meaning of Christmas

Often many Christians struggle with the thought of Santa Claus at Christmastime. If Jesus is the reason for the season, then why should we celebrate Santa Claus? Pastor Chris Hardy… Read more

2 immigrant families find sanctuary at Philadelphia church

Two immigrant families, both with children who are American citizens, have taken sanctuary inside First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) to resist deportation orders from the federal Immigration and Customs… Read more

Churches in two cities partner in (Kingdom) building ministries

“If you want to do Kingdom-based ministry, you have to learn to love your zip code.” The Rev. Kevin Babcock, pastor of Clifton Heights and Swarthmore UMCs, credits theologian Len… Read more

Putting out welcome mats for Palm Sunday worship

While churches traditionally welcome special guests for worship on Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, that welcome is happening a week sooner for some of our congregations. And that seems appropriate, since… Read more