Conference Job Opening: Mission Data Administrator

The Mission Data Administrator works to improve the efficiency, accuracy, and usefulness of data and business systems for all departments and mission partners of EPA & GNJ by compiling and organizing data, vetting collected data for accuracy and completion, and …

World Methodist Council nominations sought

Bishop John Schol seeks persons—clergy, lay adults and youth—to nominate for membership and leadership on the World Methodist Council, for the remainder of its current term, 2022-2024, and also for 2024 to 2030. The Eastern PA and Greater New Jersey …

Support groups: a new chapter in youth ministry

I have been in ministry with youth, young adults and families for over 25 years; and over time I have seen ministry with young people change as their needs have changed. Still, I felt there was more we could do.  …

UMC scholarships aid EPA students pursuing careers of service

Seventeen Eastern PA Conference students are among over 2,000 United Methodists who received a total of $4 million in financial assistance in 2022 from the denomination’s Office of Loans and Scholarships. The total awarded to EPA recipients was $20,800. “These …

Giving to Advance Specials aids ministries in need

Jesus calls us to go the second mile (Matthew 5:41) in our sacrificial giving. Most Eastern PA churches do just that—giving beyond their apportioned askings to support conference and denominational ministries. And while many also fund causes in their own …