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UM delegates push Traditional Plan forward for a vote

By John W. Coleman The United Methodist Church’s 2019 General Conference Special Session, meeting Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Mo., finalizes its debates and decision-making Tuesday, in efforts to end… Read more

A Prayer of Confession

Offered by Bishop Peggy Johnson, February 23, 2019This is the prayer of confession that I prayed at General Conference this morning.  It was written by Rev. Michael Johnson. Gracious God,… Read more

GC2019 opens in prayer, but legislating to follow

By John W. Coleman From the Rev. Lydia Munoz, 1st day of the General Conference Special Session, Feb. 23, 2019: Still, be still. This has been my centering word and… Read more

General Conference Special Session 2019: Live video & photos

View the live video stream of the 2019 Special Session of General Conference, offered by UM Communications. View photos on UM News’s Flickr page.  Read more

UMVIM recommends no travel to Haiti for now

Many UM Volunteers in Mission have journeyed to Haiti over the years and especially since the earthquake in 2010. Anyone with current plans to go there now should heed the… Read more

UM beliefs, actions, concerns relate to special General Conference

As we prepare for the Special Session of the UMC’s General Conference, February 23-26, in St. Louis, Mo., UM News Service has been publishing an abundance of news and feature articles and… Read more

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UM church hosts first girls BSA scout troop in area

Marshallton UMC in West Chester, Pa., made scouting history Feb. 1, when its all-girl BSA Troop 19 held its inaugural meeting and Court of Honor. Yes, that’s BSA, formerly known as… Read more

Bishops, churches “Praying our Way Forward”

With the United Methodist Church’s Special Session of General Conference, Feb. 23-26, its leaders and many members are calling for intensive prayer. At least one Eastern PA Conference church—and perhaps… Read more

Seminary receives OK to continue educating UM clergy

Palmer Seminary will provide live streaming of GC19 on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 & 26 for anyone interested in watching the sessions in community with other Methodists. The live… Read more

Church offers Conference Office an lasting light of peace

The Rev. Donald Keller, pastor of Scottsville UMC, brought a lasting gift of light to the Eastern PA Conference Office Feb. 6; and it shines still, more than a week… Read more