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Their silence fills the earth

Bishop Bruce R. Ough October 01, 2018 On Thursday, Sept. 27, the nation was riveted by the testimony given to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation hearings…. Read more

History Revisited

Every October when I was in grade school we sang the same song: “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” I learned about this brave sailor, who challenged the thinking of the time that the earth was flat…  Read more

Christmas Cards for prison inmates ministry resumes with Nov. 5, 2018 deadline

It’s that special time of the year again. The Eastern PA Conference Prison Ministry & Restorative Justice (PMRJ) Team is asking church and conference members and friends to download, print and sign… Read more

A Great Thanksgiving for World Communion

Everyone is invited to the table of grace. From every tribe? Every tribe! From every language group? Every language group! Do you mean from all the peoples of the earth?… Read more

World Communion Sunday: October 7, 2018

YOUR GIFT HELPS PROMISING SCHOLARS BECOME LEADERS Ellery Paraso Ortiz is proud of his family’s long, involved history as Methodists, which stretches back to 1902, three years after the first… Read more

UMs struggle for recovery from Florence’s floods

The Rev. Tyler Daniels spent his Sunday not preaching but rescuing hundreds of people from their flooded homes in and around Leland, North Carolina. “We saved a lot of people’s… Read more

Bishop, UMs lead prayer vigil for detained ‘Berks Madres’

New co-chair, Oct. 21 event for immigration advocacy team

The Eastern PA Conference Rapid Response Team (RRT) has a new co-leader and a new event for advocates of immigration justice and mercy to support. The Rev. Lydia Munoz now co-chairs of… Read more

Postcards from McAllen, Texas:  An Immersion in Immigration Realities

A tour provided by the General Board of Church and Society, Bishop Robert Schnase and support  personnel from the Rio Texas Annual Conference – August 22-24, 2018 By Bishop Peggy… Read more

Bishop to explore Way Forward at district town hall events

Bishop Peggy Johnson will visit the four districts Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 for town hall meetings to discuss the UMC’s Way Forward proposals and prospects that a special called… Read more

Conference offers bilingual Four Stations of the Holy Spirit training

The Rev. Gordon Hendrickson has found a new, willing and able partner in his crusade to get more lay people to: 1) pray one-on-one with others; 2) anoint others with… Read more