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Bishop’s webinar explains rescheduled conferences, ‘huge changes’

The Eastern PA Conference Town Hall Webinar on Zoom, March 1, hosted by Bishop Peggy Johnson and her Cabinet, began with the end in mind.

The Rev. Steve Morton, Superintendent of the North District, opened with a homily on Deuteronomy 31:8. That’s where Moses bids an encouraging farewell...

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Experts to teach Eastern PA about COVID vaccines, variants

Save the date— Monday, April 12, 6:30-8:00 PMfor “Vaccines, Variants and the Road Ahead.”  That’s the focus of an upcoming webinar on Zoom, sponsored by the Eastern PA Conference Global Ministries Team. The team includes members of the Conference’s former Health & Healing Council.

State of the Black Church forum to address concerns

The Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware (Pen-Del) conferences will cosponsor The State of the Black Church Forum on Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 PM on Zoom. This important, timely panel discussion for Black clergy ...

Tools for Ministry registration grows with diverse toolbox of courses

More than 500 people have registered for the Eastern PA Conference’s major, annual training seminar, Tools for Ministry, to help church leaders and members become more informed, involved and adept ...

Fasting unto the Lord

From the Bishop's Blog.

During the Season of Lent, the church is called to a time of holy introspection, fasting and prayer. We are to contemplate the life and example of Jesus, hold our life up against his, and make some honest assessments.

Eastern PA Annual Conference, May 20-22

The 236th session of the Eastern PA Annual Conference, May 20-22, will take place mostly via a Zoom webinar again, with public viewing on Facebook Live. Memorial and Ordination and Commissioning services will again be held at Olivet UMC Coatesville. See more information...

Bishop’s webinar explains rescheduled conferences, ‘huge changes’

Bishop Peggy Johnson hosted a Zoom webinar March 1 to discuss the rescheduled General and Jurisdictional conferences, our Annual Conference schedule, and related concerns. View the recording and see her Powerpoint slides. The ...

Planned denomination gets name

Traditionalists committed to leaving The United Methodist Church have chosen “Global Methodist Church” as the name for the denomination they plan to launch. Learn More

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rev. Junius B. Dotson

Join Discipleship Ministries in celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Junius B. Dotson on Saturday, March 6, at 12 noon. The service will be livestreamed from Houston, Texas. Following the live event, click here to find the recording of the service. Also, read Discipleship’s top executive dies of cancer.

Urban Commission grants help fund diverse outreach ministries

The Eastern PA Conference Urban Commission awarded $30,000 in urban ministry grants to eight churches and three church/community alliances at the end of 2020. Their diverse ministries include provision of ...

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Fasting unto the Lord

Mar 03, 2021 | Bishop Peggy Johnson

During the Season of Lent, the church is called to a time of holy introspection, fasting and prayer. We are to contemplate the life and example of Jesus, hold our life up against his, and make some honest assessments.

Through that process, a time of repentance and change for the better is the hope, but none of this sounds particularly enjoyable... Read More

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Cabinet to offer churches pre-recorded worship for April 11

The Eastern PA Conference Cabinet will again provide a pre-recorded sermon to churches so they can give their pastors a preaching respite. However, this time the sermon, preached by Bishop Peggy Johnson, will come with an entire recorded worship service for April 11, the Sunday after Easter... Read More

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