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2 immigrant families find sanctuary at Philadelphia church

Two immigrant families, both with children who are American citizens, have taken sanctuary inside First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) to resist deportation orders from the federal Immigration and Customs… Read more

Protests help end border breakups of immigrant families

The Eastern PA Annual Conference contributed its voice to thousands of other organizations and countless individuals that brought an end to an admittedly heinous, new federal policy of separating undocumented… Read more

‘Pass the Dream Act Now!’ immigration advocates urge

Many of the approximately 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers were brought to the U.S. as children without proper documents; but they are trying to remain here legally to live… Read more

Resilient hope arises from hurricane’s horror

Eastern PA team visits Puerto Rico churches By John W. Coleman The Rev. Nicolas Camacho (right) saw and heard about extensive damage and destruction done by Hurricane Maria to many… Read more

Conference teams visit DRC, Puerto Rico to explore mission needs

A small, joint team of Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware Conference Cabinet members and church leaders arrived Wednesday night, Feb. 14, in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) capital… Read more

Eastern PA committed to ‘Helping Puerto Rico Rise Again’

With a new missional fundraising campaign underway to support Puerto Rico’s recovery from hurricane devastation, Eastern PA Conference leaders plan to tour Methodist churches and their communities there in February,… Read more

Prayer shawls cover disaster victims in love

Paola Rosas Weed learned that her large family had survived the devastating earthquake that struck Mexico City in September. But she knew that, having left their homes and living in their cars and makeshift shelters…  Read more

Phila. church’s 11-month sanctuary guest goes home with family

“This was a love story,” said the Rev. Robin Hynicka, lead pastor of Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia, celebrating the emancipation of his church’s beloved sanctuary guest after nearly a… Read more

Puerto Rico Methodists respond to ‘catastrophe.’

By the Rev. Gustavo Vasquez and Linda Bloom Oct. 5, 2017 | UMNS The Methodist Church of Puerto Rico has activated an emergency strategy to respond to community needs following… Read more

Let’s celebrate ‘Hispanic Provision & Care Month’

This is one of the saddest Hispanic Heritage months (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) that I have experienced since I came to live in Pennsylvania. Celebration is not the same since we… Read more