Urban Ministry Awards Go to 4 Community-Engaged Churches

In describing the urban ministry challenge today, the Rev. Evelyn Kent Clark, Eastern PA Conference Dean of the Cabinet, may have turned iconic author Charles Dickens’ most famous opening line into a call for mission evangelism. “We think these are …

Salem-Orwigsburg celebrates 200 years

Salem UMC in Orwigsburg is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2024. Organized as Salem Evangelical Church with its first 24 members in 1824, the church grew through several denominational mergers until it became Salem United Methodist in 1968. For its …

Pastor to lead monthly spiritual retreats for clergy in 2024

The Eastern PA Conference Cabinet and Leadership Development Office sponsored three, one-day spiritual renewal retreats in 2023 to offer needed respite to weary pastors. They were so well-received that the supportive mental and spiritual health initiative will now become a …

EPA’s North-West Region plans 2024 Korea pilgrimage

The Eastern PA Conference’s North-West Region will explore Korean Methodism’s roots during a 10-day pilgrimage to Incheon and Seoul, South Korea, June 17-27, 2024. The Rev. Hun Ju Lee, North District Superintendent, is inviting clergy, laity and youth members on …

Church ends VBS with lively worship and carnival

Black Creek United Methodist Church in Sugarloaf, near Hazleton, climaxed its Vacation Bible School on Sunday, August 20, by sharing worship and a free carnival with its congregation and community. “Our small but awesome group of VBS children led the …