Through its conference, district and congregational initiatives, the Eastern PA Conference is involved in mission and outreach locally, regionally and worldwide. United Methodists promise to support the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness. Thus, we are present in all these important ways wherever there is need--physical or spiritual--offering our minds, hearts, hands, feet and voices to foster healing, hope and wholeness in the name of Jesus Christ.
Our local churches--individually and through their districts and mission connections--reach out with funds, volunteers, donated materials, advocacy, promotion and always prayer. And the conference promotes mission outreach and partnership especially with friends in Central Congo, Tanzania and other global areas, along with helping agencies in local communities. We are also renewing our mission efforts to eradicate a deadly, global disease through our involvement in the denomination's Imagine No Malaria campaign.
We invite all to join our efforts, and we urge Eastern PA churches to tell Communications what they are doing in mission and outreach, so we can tell others through the pages of this Website.
Conference Advance Specials
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.
2021 Advance Special Application
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 2021 Annual Conference. Please fill out the enclosed application form and return it electronically to Deaconess Barbara Drake, email@example.com. The deadline is March 5, 2021.
Download: 2021 Advance Special Application
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 Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist church, based in the West District and affiliated with the Conference Office of Connectional Ministries.
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and nonprofit agencies.
Location: 47 E. Haines Street, Thelma Nichols Building at Janes Memorial UMC, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3477, Philadelphia, PA 19122