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Seasons of Prayer & Praise: Winter 2017

As challenging as 2016 has been, 2017 may prove to be even more so, as we embark on new, unpredictable four-year journeys for both our church and our nation. The… 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.

Rev. Romal Tune

Register now for Faith-Sharing Seminar, March 19

Everything you’ve been waiting for is on the other side of “Yes”   –Romal Tune Register now to attend the Eastern PA Conference’s 4th Annual Faith-Sharing Seminar March 19, from 9… Read more


UMC to Host First-ever North American Evangelism Conference

Denominational leaders, seminary faculty and local church practitioners from the United States and Canada, who either work or teach in the field of evangelism, will convene in Nashville next month… Read more

The Congregational Development Team presented Denman Evangelism Awards to The Rev. Maxime Jaouen of Lansdale First UMC (right photo) and John Schadler of Fairless Hills First UMC (left photo). Both recipients were congratulated by the Bishop. (Rev. James Mundell photos)

Two role models receive Denman Evangelism Award

Two extraordinary church leaders who seek to personify Jesus Christ–one of them literally–were honored at Annual Conference with the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, an annual tribute to the spirit and… Read more

Nathan Matz, Joani and Thom Schultz listen.

Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore

More than 4,000 churches close their doors each year. “I feel judged.”  Forty percent of Americans say they attend church weekly, but the actual percentage may be half that. “I… Read more

2015 Evangelism Event: ‘Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore’

The EPA Conference will welcome Thom and Joani Schultz, co-authors of the provocative book Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore: And How 4 Acts of Love Will Make… Read more

Evangelist: Traveling the world to spread gospel

After traveling millions of miles to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ on every inhabited continent in the world, the Rev. H. Eddie Fox has retired after 25 years as… Read more

5 ways to reclaim Wesleyan evangelism

For many United Methodists, evangelism is an uneasy word. It conjures images of someone on a busy street corner handing out Bible tracts or perhaps a missionary on the doorstep… Read more

The Harvest Is Plentiful

The fall season is busy with events happening in our lives and the lives of our churches. Many congregations have celebrated Homecoming Sunday, Back-to-Church Sunday or Rally Day to invite… Read more