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The One Church Plan as the ‘Way Forward’

By Clarita Anderman Krall* In February 2019 the General Conference (GC) of The United Methodist Church (UMC) will gather to conclude unfinished business of the 2016 GC. For over 45… Read more

Why the One Church Plan is a bad idea

By the Rev. Joseph F. DiPaolo* With the 2019 session of General Conference just months away, many United Methodists are seeking information on the various plans and petitions to be… Read more

Let us make 2019 “The Year of Civility”

I bid you grace and peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I celebrate with you this special time of the year: Advent, Christmas and the New Year: 2019. May your churches and homes be filled…  Read more

Mrs. Helen Bachman

We have received word that Mrs. Helen A. Bachman passed away on December 14, 2018. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Neal D. Bachman, retired elder. Rev. Bachman served… Read more

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

New ads proclaim the UMC ‘Movement Continues’

United Methodist Communications (UMCom) has produced a series of colorful, uplifting  ads to promote the UMC’s global commitment to its mission: “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the… Read more

Bangor First UMC is Spreading the True Meaning of Christmas

Often many Christians struggle with the thought of Santa Claus at Christmastime. If Jesus is the reason for the season, then why should we celebrate Santa Claus? Pastor Chris Hardy… Read more

Celebrate Human Relations Day, Jan. 20

On Jan. 20, 2019, United Methodists will celebrate Human Relations Day, when we call on churches to help every one of God’s children realize their potential in relationship with others…. Read more

UMs release State of the Church Report

A new UMC State of the Church report, finds our worldwide membership and ministries thriving, as we seek to become a truly global church. Learn more. Read the entire reportRead more

Laity to learn church leadership skills, Jan. 19

The West District welcomes all to attend Equipping Church Leaders, a laity training event Jan. 19, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. The location is Faith UMC in Manheim Township, 1290… Read more