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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

2 EPAC young leaders to attend global gathering

Two young women from the EPA Conference will journey to the Philippines, enduring 22 hours in flight, to gather with nearly 400 other United Methodists from 34 countries at the… Read more

United Methodists see making disciples as top concern; sexuality ranks low

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A new poll of United Methodists in the United States shows that issues related to human sexuality rank significantly lower than other concerns, and members want the church to… Read more

CONAM to sponsor Carlisle Indian Industrial School tour

The EPA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) will sponsor a bus tour to the historic site of Carlisle (PA) Indian Industrial School June 24, 9 a.m. to 5… Read more