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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…
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Church helps immigrant member whose family is stranded in Ukraine

A Liberian-Ukrainian immigrant and member of Berry Long UMC in Southwest Philadelphia was featured on a local Fox 29 TV news broadcast March 7 when he shared anxious concerns about…
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Rev. Sukja Bang featured in Fordham News

Korean-American Polio Survivor and Longtime Pastor Prepares to Counsel Parishioners Rev. Sukja Bang, pastor of Ackermanville UMC in Bangor, is featured in the Fordham News (March 29, 2021), an online publication of …
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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…
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City program led by pastor refunded with $1.2M to help homicide victims’ families

The Rev. Myra Maxwell, pastor of Trinity UMC in Philadelphia and director of District Attorney Larry Krasner CARES program that helps families of homicide victims, joined Krasner this week to announce…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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Latino ministry aided by immigrant rights group

(click image for full size) Casa del Pueblo, a ministry of Lehman UMC in Hatboro, received part of a grant won by an immigrant rights organization to help Latino families…
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Stroudsburg UMC gets first female pastor

The Rev. Monica Guepet, former pastor of West Grove UMC, became Stroudsburg UMC’s first female pastor in the church’s over 230 years of ministry. “I give thanks for all of those…
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Former POWER Leader Rev. Gregory Holston Joins Philadelphia DAO

CONTACT:Jane Roh, District Attorney’s Office, 215–686–8711, Jane.Roh@phila.gov PHILADELPHIA (February 11, 2020) — District Attorney Larry Krasner has named civil rights and faith leader Gregory Holston to serve as Senior Advisor on Advocacy and Policy for the…

The United Methodist Church is still intact

Editor’s note: According to news reports, leaders of the United Methodist Church announced in January that they’ve agreed to a tentative plan to split the church into two sub-denominations —…