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Founder of church’s cancer care ministry honored

Millersville Community Church (UMC) in Lancaster County has a ministry of compassion that is aptly named: Grace Cancer Care Ministry. And its deserving founder was recently recognized by a local… Read more

Avon Grove Ministerium stages Prayer Walk

WEST GROVE—On Wednesday, Aug. 21, groups representing the diverse group of Avon Grove Ministerium churches gathered to pray through the Avon Grove Schools, including the High School, Middle School, Intermediate… Read more

Program to feed the hungry while reducing food waste

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Reverend Whymon Simmons made an unexpected run to the grocery store Thursday. He got a call saying they had a truck full of food that would otherwise… Read more

Bethlehem church sends kids back to school with new backpacks, supplies, haircuts

By JENNIFER SHEEHANTHE MORNING CALL |AUG 17, 2019 The upcoming school year promises to be a big one for 11-year-old Eliany Faulcon. With elementary school in the rear view mirror, Eliany will… Read more

Radnor United Methodist eyes an uncertain future

By Linda Stein,, Jul 29, 2019  Read the original story at RADNOR — The oldest Methodist church in Delaware County and the third-oldest in the Philadelphia area — Radnor… Read more

Trinity United Methodist Church: A place of fellowship and outreach

Some places just feel like home and some people just seem like family. That’s how members feel about Trinity United Methodist Church at 1814 Wharton St. in South Philadelphia. There… Read more

Mountville’s oldest church prepares for its 175th anniversary

As you drive along Mountville’s Main Street, the towers of the Gothic-style St. Paul’s United Methodist Church rise above the trees. A large stained-glass window overlooks the roadway. In the… Read more

UMC on ‘wait and see’ mindset after church court upheld Traditional Plan on homosexuality: bishop

Left-leaning congregations and LGBT activists within the United Methodist Church are looking to next year’s General Conference in the hopes they can change the denomination’s stance on homosexuality. Despite failing… Read more

Reading Eagle covers Bishop Johnson’s GC2019 report

Peggy Johnson speaks to about 100 members at West Lawn church Written by David Mekeel WEST LAWN — Bishop Peggy Johnson stressed unity on Saturday morning as she addressed more… Read more

United Methodist delegates defeat bid to ease LGBT bans

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United Methodist Church, America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference Tuesday rejected… Read more