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Bishop’s Blog: ‘United Nations of the World’—Doing God’s work and ours

I am a Baby-Boomer, born of parents who experienced World War II. My father was a tail gunner in the Air Force on the island of Guam.  After the war,… Read more

Bishop Johnson begins 2nd term on Church & Society board

Bishop Johnson begins 2nd term on Church & Society board

Bishop Peggy Johnson begins her second term on the General Board of Church and Society today at the board’s organizational meeting for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The meeting, Sept. 21-24, is… Read more

Standing up for Standing Rock Sioux land, water rights

Aztec dancers at Oceti: Aztec dancers at Oceti Sakowin Camp, near Cannon Ball, ND.

By John W. Coleman Thousands of people, including members of over 250 Native American tribes, have gathered at a camp site near Cannon Ball, N.D., to join the growing protest… Read more

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans

The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society, and Bishop Elías Galván (retired) Executive Director of the Latino UMC caucus MARCHA (Metodistas Representando la… Read more

NEJ Conference: Calling us to pray and be ‘salty’

Quilted by Connection: Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference

I call the pastors and members of the Philadelphia Area (both Eastern PA and the Peninsula Delaware Conference) to a time of prayer for the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference…  Read more

After Orlando’s tragedy leaders urge prayer and action

Members of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church hold glow sticks during a prayer vigil in response to the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.Members of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church hold glow sticks during a prayer vigil in response to the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Leaders across The United Methodist Church–from bishops to pastors to laity–are calling for heartfelt prayers in their lamentations over the bloody massacre that killed an unprecedented 49 people and injured… Read more

Celebrate church history on Heritage Sunday

Bensalem UMC

On United Methodist Heritage Sunday this year, May 22, we can rejoice that we have 15 of the 512 denomination’s recognized historic sites in the Eastern PA Conference. Among them are… Read more

Church leaders call for end to gun violence

Church leaders call for end to gun violence

An annual Good Friday demonstration against gun violence on March 25, that involved several Philadelphia United Methodist churches, is featured in a UM News Service article about a General Conference proposal to address the national problem…  Read more

A Women’s History Month Feature–Mindy McKonly: Called and committed to ordained ministry

Although she retired from active pastoral ministry in 2015, the Rev. Melinda “Mindy” McKonly still chairs the Eastern PA Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and will step down from that… Read more

Free resources available for your church

Click here for Social Principles bulletin inserts from General Board of Church & Society. “Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: Language About God and People” is available as an electronic download through Cokesbury…. Read more