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Aug 19, 2022

District donates $20,000 to Ukrainian relief, resettlement, Aug. 1

The North District keeps showing its support for the beleaguered people of war-ravaged Ukraine. The district donated $5,000 in March to the Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Shamokin, then more funds in April to the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Centralia during a prayer service. But the district went far and… Read More
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Aug 19, 2022

Wholeness Centers to spur BIPOC church-community ministry partnerships

The Eastern PA Conference is placing a new milestone on its justice-centered Dismantling Racism: Path Toward Wholeness initiative with the launch of its Wholeness Centers program this month. Wholeness Centers are intentional church-based partnerships with local residents and groups in BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) communities with underserved populations.… Read More
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Jul 29, 2022

From a nudge, Leap of Faith praise band takes flight

“Right before the beginning of Covid shutdowns a small group of young adults who love music were nudged to begin a praise band.”  That’s how the Rev. Jean Howe, former pastor of Grace UMC in Reading, began her email message to NEWSpirit Communications in June. She continued: “The bass guitarist… Read More
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Jul 15, 2022

Planting a church outdoors and on the move

The Rail Trail Church, sponsored by Hope UMC in Ephrata, is a church outstanding in its field…or rather, in its meadow. That’s where members, friends and neighbors take a short nature walk on two Sundays a month through a grassy field and then along a popular trail that once carried… Read More