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Conference extends its commitment to help Puerto Rico

The Eastern PA Conference is living up to its 2018 campaign commitment to “Help Puerto Rico Rise Again!” Our third Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team heads there June 15 to… Read more

Advocating for immigration justice, mercy

Appeal to Shut Down Berks Family Detention Center

“We oppose immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children.” (Social Principles, ¶162.H)  Read more

Conference youth events spur ministry on the move

Members of the Eastern PA Conference Council on Youth Ministry, led by the Rev. David Piltz, conference Coordinator of Young People’s Ministries, have had a very busy, very mobile year,… Read more

Call to Action efforts move from talk to action

BY JOHN W. COLEMAN In its fall 2018 Call to Action report to the Northeastern Jurisdiction Vision Table and Episcopacy Committee, the Eastern PA Conference reported strides and next steps… Read more

Annual Conference 2019
“Tell to the Coming Generation”

Soren Kierkegaard once wrote “The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.” The people of God, however…  Read more

The big screen on the first night of General Conference 2019 shows delegates' preferences for which pieces of legislation to consider first. The top three vote-getters--Wespath's pension modification plan, the Traditional Plan and the Taylor Disaffiliation Plan--all passed as amended and will impact the 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference. UMNS photo

Annual Conference resolutions address changes ahead

The 2019 Eastern PA Annual Conference (AC2019), meeting June 13-15, will consider 19 legislative resolutions for debate and votes among its membership…  Read more

WCA leaders cast vision amid division at Eastern PA seminar

Preaching a message of grace and a mission of growth, the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) is working to unify and support people who favor the Traditionalist view of The United Methodist Church’s future—the view that narrowly won a majority of votes at the Special General Conference in February. That majority declined to sanction same-sex marriage for LGBT members and to welcome them into ordained ministry.  Read more

Church survives tornado, helps community recover

Tabor UMC in Woxall, PA, (2209 Hendricks Station Road) sustained modest damage and no injuries from the 112 mile-per-hour winds in an E-2-rated tornado that struck May 29; but its community took more of a beating, especially from downed trees and power lines.   Read more

Carson Simpson Farm Christian Camp turns 100

Carson Simpson Farm marked a century of serving its Upper Moreland community in April 2019. The wide open landscape of Hatboro and Willow Grove looked much different in 1919. The journey… Read more

Conference to view human trafficking film June 12

On the eve of their Annual Session, Eastern PA Conference members and guests will view a compelling, award-winning film about the painful truths of human sex trafficking in their state…. Read more