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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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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,… Read more

Latino ministry aided by immigrant rights group

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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 in dire need of aid due to lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 11-year-old ministry serves families in and around Hatboro and also in Warrington, where it conducts worship and Sunday school at St. Paul UMC, its satellite location…

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… Read more

Former POWER Leader Rev. Gregory Holston Joins Philadelphia DAO

CONTACT:Jane Roh, District Attorney’s Office, 215–686–8711, 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… Read more

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 —… Read more

Haven Peniel United Methodist Church: A place where the Word is spoken and acted on

Nathaniel Lee, TRIBUNE CORESPONDENT – Feb 3, 2020 What if local churches were not places where people congregate but places where people of faith gather to worship, hear the Word… Read more

Founder of church’s cancer care ministry honored

Millersville Community Church (UMC) in Lancaster County has a ministry of compassion that is aptly named: Grace Cancer Care Ministry. And its deserving founder was recently recognized by a local… Read more