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First Conference VIM team brings hope to Puerto Rico

REHACE, the social ministry arm of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, stands for Rehaciendo Comunidades con Esperanza (Rebuilding Communities of Hope), an apt description of that church’s mission to… Read more

Conference VIM team brings recovery aid to Puerto Rico

The first Eastern PA Conference Volunteers in Mission team to work onsite helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria is there this week restoring a home in Arecibo. The nine-member,… Read more

Conference, churches helping Puerto Rico ‘rise again’

Both the Eastern PA Conference and several local churches are responding to the ongoing critical needs caused by Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico a year ago in September. The… Read more

2 disaster response trainings set for July 14

The Eastern PA Conference’s new Disaster Response ministry team will sponsor two simultaneous training events for UM Volunteers in Ministry (UMVIM) July 14, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at… Read more

Volunteers in Mission Team Leader training, July 14

Learning to show Christian Love in Action The Eastern PA Conference has a new Disaster Response Leadership Team in place and a training event on the calendar for the first… Read more

Grateful for the Congo Partnership

I returned in February from a 10-day mission trip with an eight-person team of clergy and laity from both the Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware conferences.  Our Philadelphia Episcopal Area has… Read more

Mission tour reveals Congo Partnership’s lifesaving impact

“Now I can see and know.” A smiling Dr. Adolphe Yamba Yamba, director and lead physician at Mpasa Medical and Nutrition Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), offered… Read more

‘Deacon Greg’ Ellis joins UMCOR staff

The Rev. Greg Ellis, Coordinator of the Eastern PA Conference Disaster Ministry and UM Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) has a new job. He will join UMCOR (the UM Committee on Relief) as… Read more

Congo Partnership celebrated; mission team consecrated

“We are God’s ambassadors.” That’s how the Rev. Jonathan Baker described the faithful leaders working to better the health, education and lives of people in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…. Read more

Central Congo Bishop to visit our conference Nov. 1-2

EPC mission team to visit there in Feb. 2018 BY JOHN COLEMAN Eastern PA Conference members are urged to come meet the Central Congo Area’s new bishop at Lima UMC… Read more