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Phila. pastors explain increase in voters of color

The Rev. Gregory Holston, the new pastor of Janes Memorial UMC in Philadelphia (moving from New Vision UMC), and two other Philadelphia pastors co-authored an encouraging commentary in the (Philadelphia Inquirer… Read more

Church’s new mission featured in local media

Hopewell UMC’s newest mission effort was featured this week in the Daily Local News. “Local church establishes ‘The Well’ in Downingtown” reports on the Downingtown congregation’s new mission enterprise that’s… Read more

St. James UMC named ‘Church of the Week’

The Philadelphia Tribune named St. James UMC in Philadelphia its Church of the Week on May 15 and published a May 13 feature article about the resurgent congregation, “St. James… Read more

Philadelphia Tribune features UM churches

The Philadelphia Tribune has highlighted a number of our Philly UM churches in frequent religion articles, including its regular Church of the Week feature. Recently it lifted up Janes Memorial… Read more

Stained-glass saints bless two UM flocks, now joined as one

Rev. Timothy Thomson-Hohl, pastor of Ardmore United Methodist Church, rejoices in the Easter Sunday unveiling of four stained glass windows of gospel-writing saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John that came… Read more

Home furnishing ministry finds new home

Allentown newspaper The Morning Call recently shared some great news about Wesley UMC in Bethlehem—great for them and for the many people they serve through their Lehigh Valley Outreach Depot. … Read more

Pastor, ex-atheist finds true happiness serving God

Want to see and hear a truly inspiring testimony? Check out a brief video story about the Rev. Joe Martin of Fallsington UMC. You can also find it on the… Read more

Rev. Quentin Wallace

The Rev. Quentin Wallace has enjoyed a warm welcome in his first year at Covenant United Methodist Church

The Rev. Quentin Wallace, just 13 months ago, became the first African-American pastor of Lancaster Covenant UMC, home to a mostly older, mostly white congregation. Read Lancaster Online writer Earle… Read more

Scottsville UMC celebrates 150th anniversary

Scottsville UMC celebrates 150th anniversary

Scottsville UMC in Langhorne celebrated its 150th anniversary in May, a much-anticipated milestone featured in local newspapers like…

CONAM chair visits Carlisle’s buried children on Memorial Day

Sandra Cianciulli, who chairs the Eastern PA Conference’s Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM), is featured in two recent newspaper articles about the Memorial Day pilgrimage she and others make… Read more