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‘Sabbath: Break … or Brick?’ A new retreat for clergy spouses

‘Sabbath: Break … or Brick?’ A new retreat for clergy spouses

By Julie Anderman “Phenomenal. Playful. Instructive.” Those were comments from Cabinet members who recently previewed the Sabbath Game, a key part of a new, uniquely creative retreat experience for clergy… Read more

A new training event for Children’s Ministry leaders

Connecting Children with Christ

A new training event for Children’s Ministry leaders Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as… Read more

Mission u opens minds, hearts to serving Christ

Mission u opens minds, hearts to serving Christ

“We learn about God’s path for us through the courses we take at Mission u,” says Barbara Drake, former president of United Methodist Women in the Eastern PA Conference. She… Read more

UM Men offer a summer of fun and fellowship

The Eastern PA Conference UM Men are offering three special outdoor events this summer to help many conference members come together for fellowship, activity and tons of fun. All three outings are recent… 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.

Attendance high at 2016 Tools for Ministry events

Attendance high at 2016 Tools for Ministry events

It wasn’t exactly March Madness, but several districts celebrated their best attendance ever at Tools for Ministry leadership training events in March, enjoying a more temperate climate than the cold, often-snowy… Read more

Tools for Ministry to 'build up the body'

Tools for Ministry to ‘build up the body’

The six district training events will be spread over three Saturdays. Four districts–Central, East, Southeast and Southwest–will hold theirs on Saturday, March 5. The Northeast District will hold its leadership training on March 12 with a focus on poverty. And the Northwest District Tools gathering is delayed until April 30.

Most of the myriad workshops will be led by home teams of knowledgeable clergy and lay professionals and volunteers from across our conference. But there will be a few out-of-town guest-lecturers among the diverse faculties.

‘WORD’ wisdom energizes Pen-Del Youth Rally

‘WORD’ wisdom energizes Pen-Del Youth Rally

In the beginning, and right up to the end, was the “WORD” at the 2016 Peninsula–Delaware Conference Youth Rally, Jan. 8-10. And it came bursting forth with prophetic power, undeniably… Read more

The Rev. Jeffrey Tatgenhorst (2nd from right) leads a group of UMs in selecting issues to focus on for POWER Metro's advocacy efforts.

Phila. interfaith coalition to launch suburban wing

The Philadelphia interfaith social justice coalition POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild) will inaugurate a suburban wing known as POWER Metro this Sunday, Feb. 21. The “founding convention”… Read more

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