Arch Street UMC


2 immigrant families find sanctuary at Philadelphia church

Two immigrant families, both with children who are American citizens, have taken sanctuary inside First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) to resist deportation orders from the federal Immigration and Customs… Read more

UM churches answer racial violence with prayers, protests

Reminiscent of our 2017 Annual Conference theme, “Rise Up and Pray!” nearly 100 people of various faiths, races and ethnicities came together outside Lansdale UMC Sunday evening, August 20, to… Read more

Churches celebrate Advent, Christmas in many ways

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas. Not so much from the wintry weather arriving this weekend, but from the Advent activities happening all over the Eastern… Read more

Something beautiful is growing in North Philly

Serenity House, a community center and outreach ministry of Arch Street United Methodist Church, sits near the corner of 12th St. and W. Lehigh Ave, in the heart of North… Read more

Wilhelmina Young

Peace with Justice offering helps develop leaders

The Peace with Justice Sunday (PWJS) offering, to be received churchwide on or near May 31, helped an Eastern PA Conference laymember gain valuable leadership skills in advocating for social… Read more

Bishop, church both urge prayer after grand jury’s decision

Demonstrations–some violent, some peaceful–are occurring around the nation in the wake of the decision Monday night, Nov. 24, by a grand jury to not indict Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren… Read more

Just Resolution achieved, dialogues continue

October may become a month of completion (like the corresponding number 10) for the Eastern PA Conference in regard to resolutions on the controversial issue of clergy performance of a… Read more

Just Resolution Achieved in Same-Gender Wedding Complaint

UMNS photo by Mike Dubose. ​A complaint regarding the same-gender wedding ceremony conducted by clergy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on November 9, 2013, at Arch Street United Methodist Church, was… Read more