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EPA visitors learn history of Carlisle Indian School

The recent journey of about 25 EPA Conference members to the site of the historic Carlisle Indian Industrial School took them a distance of only about a hundred miles. But… Read more

EPA Sending a Youth and Young Adult to the Global Young Peoples Convocation in the Philippines

The Global Young Peoples Convocation and Legislative Assembly (GYPC-LA) is a quadrennial gat hering of United Methodist youth, young adults, and adult workers from around the world. As a co-chair of… Read more


The Congregational Development Resource Team and The Office of Urban and Global Ministries are partnered to bring MissionInsite to the local churches of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.  We are licensed… Read more

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EPA Conference leaders report, reflect on ministry priorities

Leaders of EPA Conference boards and committees tried a new and improved approach to conferencing together at their first meeting of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 11. They shortened… Read more

BMCR, BUMP award 2 scholarships

 ‘It takes a village’  Ronald G. Neal Jr. (seated left) and Brandon Mangum (seated right) received scholarships from BMCR and BUMP, along with words of wisdom from the Rev. Anita… Read more

UMs enjoy Night at the Museum

About 30 United Methodists, with family and friends, relished a night named in their honor at the famed Philadelphia Museum of Art June 25. Co-sponsored by St. Luke’s UMC in… Read more

Works of Faith, Labors of Love: Growing Vital Congregations

Connectional Ministries video celebrates ministry in many forms

One of the many highlights of the Eastern PA Annual Conference in May was an oral and video report from the Connectional Ministries Office with the theme Works of Faith,… Read more

Frank Schaefer reinstated as United Methodist clergy; transfers to Calif.-Pacific Conference

By Kathy L. Gilbert   June 24, 2014 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) Editor’s Note: This story was updated June 25 to include comments from Jen Ihlo, the chair of the appeals… Read more

Planning Acts of Repentance Services

  In a June 17 letter to all annual conferences, Cynthia Kent, Chair of the Native American International Caucus (NAIC) and of the Northeastern Jurisdiction Committee on Native American Ministries,… Read more

Living Waters now a chartered UM church

LANCASTER, PA–Seeing the simple Sunday morning makeover of Lancaster County Christian School’s gymnasium into a temporary sanctuary, one might be tempted to tell the leaders of the Living Waters Christian… Read more