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Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

By John W. Coleman 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… Read more

Phila. church joins police in Prayer Walk for Peace

Phila. church joins police in Prayer Walk for Peace

By John W. Coleman 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… Read more

Yardley UMC hosts interfaith Thanksgiving event

Yardley UMC hosts interfaith Thanksgiving event

By John W. Coleman The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks (ICLB) has been busy waging peace in the midst of conflict, most recently with their annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Service,… Read more

Phila. church offers sanctuary to shield father from deportation

Phila. church offers sanctuary to shield father from deportation

By John W. Coleman Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia is providing sanctuary for Javier Flores García, 40, an undocumented Mexican immigrant and a husband and father of three. The church,… Read more

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