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Bishops call United Methodists to prayer in human sexuality statement

Oklahoma City, Okla.: The Council of Bishops issued a statement concerning human sexuality, addressing their diverse perspectives and calling the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer,… Read more

Bishop responds to Judicial Council ruling on Rev. Frank Schaefer’s reinstatement

Statement by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson in response to the United Methodist Judicial Council’s ruling in Decision 1270 affirming the Rev. Frank Schaefer’s reinstatement as an Elder in full connection:I… Read more

Churches learn new laws for Safe Sanctuaries

Hundreds of church leaders came out to district meetings across the EPA Conference Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2014, to learn about new laws and policies intended to make their places… Read more

Camp’s EcoEternity Forest a special place

The EcoEternity Forest at Pocono Plateau, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, is a burial option for cremated ashes and an alternative to the traditional cemetery. Since it opened… Read more

Latino Coalition trainings teach UMC’s past, future

The EPA Conference Latino(a) Ministries Coalition offered back-to-back training events for two different groups in October, one focused on the relevant past, the other on the emerging future. The first… Read more

Tanzania missionaries visit EPA Conference churches

Update from The Rev. Davis, Missions Secretary: Our Missionaries Rev. Mutwale and his wife Kabaka arrived on the September 29, 2014 and visited with us till October 20. They were in… Read more

The Harvest Is Plentiful

The fall season is busy with events happening in our lives and the lives of our churches. Many congregations have celebrated Homecoming Sunday, Back-to-Church Sunday or Rally Day to invite… Read more

The Church’s One Foundation

Bishop Peggy Johnson offers in her Bishop's Blog some background about a favorite hymn that speaks of saints departed but still watching over us, praying for the unity of their… Read more

Just Resolution achieved, dialogues continue

October may become a month of completion (like the corresponding number 10) for the Eastern PA Conference in regard to resolutions on the controversial issue of clergy performance of a… Read more

Leaders discuss ‘Love and Law in the UMC’

The annual Bishop’s Days on the Districts are intended to enable clergy and laity to dialogue with their episcopal leader. The clergy assembling across six districts throughout October are dialoguing… Read more