As an outgrowth of our Hope for the Children of Africa connection to the Central Congo Area, a Partnership was established the Central Congo Episcopal Area and now three US Annual Conferences: Peninsula-Delaware, W. North Carolina, and Eastern Pennsylvania. You Can Make a Difference! 100% of your contribution goes to the projects with no administrative costs.
Lancaster United Methodist Inner-City Alliance (LUMINA) exists to offer impoverished residents of Lancaster County the light of hope. LUMINA encourages children and youth through Christian character building, empowers families through life skill education, and equips those in need with basic necessities and proper clothing for work and school. LUMINA is a cooperative mission project of the Eastern PA Conference of The United Methodist church, based in the West District and affiliated with the Conference Office of Connectional Ministries.
United Methodist Neighborhood Services (UMNS), supported by the Eastern PA Conference United Methodist Women's Trust, operates under the management of its Board of Directors and Managing Director Millicent Clark. It is affiliated with the Eastern PA Conference Office of Connectional Ministries and receives support from volunteers and donors, churches of the Eastern PA Conference, community organizations... Learn More
Giving to Support Our Mission & Ministries
While Conference Advance Special projects are proposed and approved by our Annual Conference each year, we have an ongoing Advance Special giving opportunity to support disaster response needs in the Eastern PA. When storms severely damage our Eastern PA churches and communities we try to aid them with relief and restoration funds, as well as volunteer assistance as we are able. Your gifts help us to help our churches and neighbors in need. Please give using our Disaster Response Advance Special project #0345. Thank you! Please see our Giving page to learn more.
Conference Advance Specials is a missional stewardship program of second-mile giving by generous churches, groups and individuals to support primarily local ministries. Churches that want to give to support Conference Advance Specials should first fulfill their primary connectional stewardship commitments to the conference and general church by remitting apportioned funds and direct bill payments. View: 2022-2023 Advance Specials
Now is the time to submit applications for approval as an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Advance Special for the coming year. Applications are needed now so that the advance special resolution can be prepared for 2023. This year the deadline is January 20, 2023. Learn more and apply: 2023 Advance Special Application