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EPA & GNJ Mission Pilgrimage renews & inspires

Travelers from EPA & GNJ have just returned from a pilgrimage lead by Rev. Hun Ju Lee, District Superintendent of the North District. This cross-cultural encounter traced the missionary journey and ministry impact of Henry Gerhard Appenzeller, a missionary sent ...

Thank you, John Coleman, for telling our stories

John Coleman will retire from his journalistic journey on the EPA&GNJ staff June 30 and step into something new. As we reflect on his nearly 11 years of service, we want to say thank you, John, for all that you have done ...

Doing small things with great love

Shores of Grace Philadelphia “Not all of us can do great things,” said Mother Teresa, “but we can do small things with great love.”  With vastly increased funding and policing, Philadelphia’s new mayor is beginning to do great things in ...

Beth Stroud returns to FUMCOG a reinstated Elder

‘We Don’t Know How’ Thanks to her reinstatement by clergy members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference May 21, the Rev. Dr. Irene Elizabeth “Beth” Stroud can preach and serve Holy Communion as an Elder again. She did so for the ...

Go deeper this summer at the next 2024 Laity Academy

Have you been hearing a quiet whisper, or maybe a not-so-subtle shout for you to take the next step in discipleship?  The Laity Academy Summer Session II, scheduled for August 2-3, at Eastern University’s Palmer Theological Seminary in St. Davids, ...

Camp’s suburban farm feeds urban families

The Carson Simpson Farm Christian Center is located in suburban Hatboro, PA. Since he arrived as its director in 2020, Jonathan Curtis always wondered about that odd name because it didn’t have a farm. Well, now it does…albeit a small ...

Celebrating a new class of transformational leaders

Lay and clergy leaders from across the Eastern PA Conference gathered June 2 at Bickley’s New Beginning United Methodist Church in Philadelphia to celebrate the 2024 class of new Certified Lay Ministers, serving in three EPA districts.    This cohort of ...

EPA summer camps ready to transform young lives

Summer camps at the Eastern PA Conference’s four Camp & Retreat Centers blast off this week and next, launching perhaps several thousand children and youth into a season of enjoyable, exploratory experiences, as they are encouraged, taught and guided by ...

Leadership Academy offers 2 new Bible study courses led by Bishop Schol

The EPA&GNJ Leadership Academy features two new, in-depth Bible study courses in June, with discussions led by Bishop John Schol via Zoom. The courses are Gospel of Luke and Gospel of John. Each course includes eight videos, pre-course assignments, helpful ...

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Overflowing with Scriptures, Hymns, and Tongsung Prayers: Northeastern Jurisdiction Gathers in Pittsburgh

Gathering at the River’s Edge Delegates from across the Northeastern Jurisdiction have convened in Pittsburgh, known as the “City of… Read More
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Angela Overstreet of UMCOR to teach ERT Training at Laity Academy August 2-3

When disaster strikes, early response teams can make all the difference. Angela Overstreet, a manager for the UMCOR United States… Read More
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Jul 02, 2024

A call to prayer for Jurisdictional Conference

Delegates from across the Northeastern Jurisdiction will gather in Pittsburgh, PA from July 10 to 12 to set the missional… Read More
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EPA & GNJ Mission Pilgrimage renews & inspires

Travelers from EPA & GNJ have just returned from a pilgrimage lead by Rev. Hun Ju Lee, District Superintendent of… Read More
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Jun 26, 2024

Thank you, John Coleman, for telling our stories

John Coleman will retire from his journalistic journey on the EPA&GNJ staff June 30 and step into something new. As… Read More
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Jun 25, 2024

EPA Latino Commission events bless minds, bodies, souls

June has been a busy but blessed month for the Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission, as it engages members in… Read More
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Jun 25, 2024

Doing small things with great love

Shores of Grace Philadelphia “Not all of us can do great things,” said Mother Teresa, “but we can do small… Read More
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Jun 20, 2024

Beth Stroud returns to FUMCOG a reinstated Elder

‘We Don’t Know How’ Thanks to her reinstatement by clergy members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference May 21, the Rev.… Read More
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Jun 19, 2024

Go deeper this summer at the next 2024 Laity Academy

Have you been hearing a quiet whisper, or maybe a not-so-subtle shout for you to take the next step in… Read More
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Jun 19, 2024

Camp’s suburban farm feeds urban families

The Carson Simpson Farm Christian Center is located in suburban Hatboro, PA. Since he arrived as its director in 2020,… Read More
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Jun 19, 2024

Celebrating a new class of transformational leaders

Lay and clergy leaders from across the Eastern PA Conference gathered June 2 at Bickley’s New Beginning United Methodist Church… Read More
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Jun 19, 2024

EPA summer camps ready to transform young lives

Summer camps at the Eastern PA Conference’s four Camp & Retreat Centers blast off this week and next, launching perhaps… Read More