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 connexions–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.
The list of programs and ministries, as approved by 2018 Annual Conference, designated as a list of Conference Advance Specials for the year July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Continue
Share a Love Offering for Puerto Rico on any Sunday,
September 16 – October 14, 2018
Dear Eastern PA Conference Churches:
We urge you to receive a special love offering and help us support efforts by the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricane Maria’s destruction.
Resolution 2018-26, adopted at our 2018 Annual Conference, calls on all churches to celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month in September by receiving and sharing this love offering to aid our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico. We recommend any Sunday, September 16-October 14, for your observance and offering
Board of Global Ministries
Volunteers in Mission
Rev. Russell Atkinson
Lancaster United Methodist Inner-City Alliance, also known as LUMINA, exists to offer impoverished residents of Lancaster County the light of hope. We encourage children and youth through education and building Christian character. We empower families through life-skills education and equip those in need with basic necessities and proper clothing for work and school.
We are 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. We currently partner with a number of supportive United Methodist churches, located primarily in Lancaster County, PA. Please visit our website:
Location: 20 E. Clay Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
United Methodist Neighborhood Services
During it’s transitional period, United Methodist Neighborhood Services (UMNS) operates under the management of the Board of Directors and volunteers and is affiliated with the Eastern PA Conference Office of Connectional Ministries. We receive continuing support from churches of the Eastern PA Conference, community organizations and non-profit agencies.
UMNS continues to be a vital part of the community by providing food, clothing and resources to those in need. The Eastern PA Conference United Methodist Women provides major support, as the agency strives to aid individuals and families.
Since in December 2016, UMNS has been located at Janes Memorial UMC in Germantown, which, along with First UMC of Germantown, plays an important role in the mission institution’s efforts to offer essential support to its community.
P.O. Box 3477
Phila., PA 19122
47 East Haines Street, 3rd Floor
Janes Memorial UMC – Thelma Nichols Building
Phila., PA 19144
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 AM to 12 PM
Free Services: Food and Clothing
UMNS Newsletter: 2018 Spring Issue
Mr. Carl Boyd
Mr. Andrew Smith
UMNS Food Drive
United Methodist Neighborhood Services distributes food to those in need in the Philadelphia area each Tuesday and Thursday. As of January 20, 2018, they are facing a decreasing food supply and are asking for assistance from local churches.
UMNS will be accepting food donations on any Tuesday or Thursday between 9:30 AM and Noon. If these times don’t work for you, or you are unable to deliver the food, you may contact Millicent Clark at the agency to make other arrangements:
47 E. Haines Street
Jane UMC Nichols Building
Phila., PA 19144
P.O. Box 3477
Phila., PA 19122
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. To learn more about the amazing things God is doing through the Congo Partnership, visit Congo-Mission.org for more information and updates!
Pray for the Partnership and its outreach and share our stories giving others an opportunity to respond!
Remember, 100% of your contribution goes to the projects with no administrative costs.