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Phila. church hopes good overcomes evil after hate mail and burglary

Literally adding insult to injury, Emmanuel UMC in Philadelphia, a historic African American church, received a hateful, insulting message scrawled on notepaper this week, less than a month after the church was broken into, ransacked and robbed of cherished church property. Local police are investigating both serious offenses...

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EPA Latino Ministries coordinator to retire

The Rev. Lilian Lucrecia “Luky” Cotto has announced her retirement after three years as Coordinator of Latino Ministries in the Eastern PA Conference, effective July 1. She began that part-time, ...

Phila. church hopes good overcomes evil after hate mail and burglary

Literally adding insult to injury, Emmanuel UMC in Philadelphia, a historic African American church, received a hateful, insulting message scrawled on notepaper this week, less than a month after the ...

New Pocono Plateau director seeks to learn in order to lead

Carmen O’Shea, new director of Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center, shared in a letter to campers, friends and supporters, the joy of her new ministry assignment, as she settles ...

James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders

James Salley, known by some as “Mr. Africa University,” has been with the United Methodist institution in Zimbabwe since it was in the embryonic stage. In its nearly 30-year history, AU ...

Bishops, others denounce WCA’s vaccine plan

Virus, visas pose dual challenges to global General Conference Story updated Jan. 20 to include additional statements from bishops, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition and WCA’s Africa coordinator. United Methodist ...

Filipino churches step up after super typhoon

After the Rev. Apriniel Salmon witnessed his first super typhoon, he headed out to check on families reeling from the disaster. On the morning of Dec. 17, sunrise unveiled the great ...

AJ Levine returns to introduce us to witnesses at Jesus’ cross

The Eastern PA Conference Congregational Development Team (CDT) Book Club will welcome back in March internationally renowned author, scholar and professor Amy-Jill Levine for a new four-week book study via ...

Good leadership requires challenge, failure, practice

You have probably heard the saying “practice makes perfect.” There is a lot of truth to that. Of course, if you are practicing the wrong thing, you may be perfecting the opposite of what you are trying to achieve...

New Conference Lay Leader nominations sought

As David Koch concludes his second four-year term as Eastern PA Conference Lay Leader, the Conference Board of Lay Ministry is seeking willing, qualified and service-oriented nominees to succeed him ...

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