A mission to help crime victims 

A fresh crime scene is a miserable place. In Philadelphia, the Rev. Myra Maxwell or someone from her team gets there as fast as they can, with the goal of making it a little less miserable.  “For the most part, …

Downingtown church builds “The Well” to nourish community

DOWNINGTOWN, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — “Hopewell United Methodist Church is committed to the community, but its building is outside of the main center of town,” said Pastor of Community Outreach Keith Wilburn. “And so, in order to connect with a lot of …

Despite Flood, Mont Clare’s Otterbein Served Neighbors

MONT CLARE PA – The willingness of members at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Clare to offer aid and comfort to their neighbors after Tropical Storm Ida, despite serious damage that affected the historic church itself, is documented in an article published Wednesday (March …

Wheelchairs provide freedom for 50 Liberians

“This wheelchair is my Mercedes-Benz,” said 55-year-old Alice M. Nyankolor. She said her movement is no longer restricted, adding, “All I have to do is go to the bus station check-in and upload my wheelchair and off I go.” Nyankolor …

Phila. deacon, church featured in election-week story

The Rev. David Brown, Lead Pastor and Deacon at Wharton-Wesley UMC in Philadelphia, was featured in this ViceTV national news story, Nov. 5, about the importance of voices of protest and peace amidst the city’s recent turmoil. That turmoil emanated …

Church brews connection with coffee

First UMC Palmyra has a new welcoming ministry that was featured in its local, Lebanon-area newspaper. Awakenings, a new coffee shop that opened in September, has a dual purpose: to nourish the body and the soul. “We want people to …

Tindley Temple featured in Philadelphia Tribune

Historic Tindley Temple UMC in Philadelphia, founded by gospel music pioneer the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley, was featured as the Philadelphia Tribune’s Church of the Week in its August 8, 2020, issue. The full-page (8-B) article “Tindley Temple United Methodist Church: …