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NEJ, UMC bishops respond to crisis, pledging to oppose racism

Bishops of both The United Methodist Church and its Northeastern Jurisdiction have issued statements pledging—and calling on United Methodists to pledge—solidarity with others protesting systemic racism and racial violence committed… Read more

Pastoral Letter from the NEJ College of Bishops

A Pledge of Solidarity to Repent of Racism We, the College of Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, prayerfully stand with our pastors, members and churches… Read more

Members of the UMC's NEJ College of Bishops (Active and Retired)--Seated (from left): Bishops Peggy Johnson, Latrelle Easterling, Violet Fisher, John Schol and Jane Middleton. Standing (from left): Bishops Jeremiah Park, Ernest Lyght, Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Mark Webb, Sudarshana Devadhar, Thomas Bickerton, Marcus Matthews, Sandra Steiner-Ball and Peter Weaver. John Coleman photo.

NEJ Bishops urge welcome for immigrants, refugees

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, . . .” United Methodist Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction quoted poet Emma Lazarus’s words found on… Read more

Disharmony felt in key resolutions, relations at NEJ Conference

Reflection by The Rev. Jeffrey Raffauf: The NE Jurisdictional Conference was a unique experience for me. I understood going in the importance of this body…

Delegates share glimpses, reactions to NEJ Conference

Delegates share glimpses, reactions to NEJ Conference

The Eastern PA Conference sent 21 delegates to the UMC’s Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, July 11-15, in Lancaster, Pa., determined to learn something about the art of quilting. After two days… Read more

NEJ Bishops urge response to racism, recent violence

Statement by the NEJ College of Bishops of The United Methodist Church Delivered by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball to the Opening Session of the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference,  July 13, 2016 As… Read more

Mission of Peace returns Eastern PA youth 'home' to China

Mission of Peace returns Eastern PA youth ‘home’ to China

Mei-Ling Blackstone, 16, of Macungie, Pa., returns this weekend from visiting nearly three weeks in her native land of China, where she joined other youth from around the Northeastern Jurisdiction… Read more

Lay Delegates to General Conference

Annual Conference elects 2016 General, Jurisdictional delegates

The 2015 Eastern PA Annual Conference elected as 2016 General and Northeaster Jurisdictional Conference Delegates—Clergy members: Dawn Taylor-Storm, Jeffrey Raffauf, Robert Wilt, and Lydia Munoz.  Lay members elected were: Judith Ehninger;… Read more

33 nominated for 2016 General Conference

Thirty-three members–18 laity and 15 clergy–have been nominated to represent the Eastern PA Conference at the UMC’s 2016 General Conference and Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Brief profiles of each–including biographical information,… Read more

Annual Conference will spotlight stewardship and 2016

The agenda and schedule for our 2015 Annual Conference is set…well, not in stone, but close enough. The roughly 3-day annual session, from Thursday to Saturday, May 14-16, will convene… Read more