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Scottsville UMC celebrates 150th anniversary

Scottsville UMC celebrates 150th anniversary

Scottsville UMC in Langhorne celebrated its 150th anniversary in May, a much-anticipated milestone featured in local newspapers like…

Pastor’s daughter wins, shares $10,000 cooking prize

Pastor’s daughter wins, shares $10,000 cooking prize

Rattlesnake nuggets with sweet-lime Hollandaise sauce. That appetizer, among other dishes, won 9-year-old Lucy Chelton, of Sellersville, Pa., first place on a children’s television cooking show, Food Network’s “Chopped Jr,”… Read more

Solid Rock UMC, East District Mission Project

Phila. church restoring vitality with help from its district

Historic Solid Rock UMC in Philadelphia (at 199 E. Tabor Road) has a new pastor, but it’s restoring its old, more familiar name, St. James UMC, just as the church… Read more

3 UM clergy arrested for sit-in protest over wages at PHL

3 UM clergy arrested for sit-in protest over wages at PHL

About a dozen clergy leaders staged a sit-in protest for higher wages at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, July 21, and were briefly arrested. Among them were: the Rev. David… Read more

Grandview UMC

Open Wide Your Hearts! Part 2

During the Annual Conference, June 16-17, some enthusiastic leaders told us how their churches are living out this year’s Annual Conference theme by opening wide their hearts in ministries of… Read more

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Open Wide Your Hearts! Part 1

During the Annual Conference, June 16-17, some enthusiastic leaders told us how their churches are living out this year’s Annual Conference theme by opening wide their hearts in ministries of… Read more

Boehm Circuit Rider

Mennonites reconnect with UMC founder

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (UMNS) — When Martin Boehm began preaching to a wider group of believers, he was ex-communicated. Now — more than 240 years later — Mennonites have renounced… Read more

Romal Tune teaching

A whole lot of learnin’ goin’ on

Beyond their open hearts, United Methodists strive all year long to fill their open minds with new wisdom, much of it focused on finding new ways to open their doors to new people.

The Eastern PA Conference, its six districts and some of its teaching churches together sponsor learning events throughout the year, welcoming anyone to come and learn how to make disciples and help change the world. There are the perennial training events, some of them required of clergy and staff, including ones in Sexual Ethics, Changing Racism and Safe Sanctuaries.

Eastern PA churches, districts open wide their hearts

Eastern PA churches, districts open wide their hearts

Eastern PA Conference churches in every district are reaching out near and far to embrace neighbors in need, from around the corner to around the globe. We lift up some… Read more

CONAM chair Carlisle’s buried children on Memorial Day

CONAM chair visits Carlisle’s buried children on Memorial Day

Sandra Cianciulli, who chairs the Eastern PA Conference’s Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM), is featured in two recent newspaper articles about the Memorial Day pilgrimage she and others make… Read more