First UMC Germantown

Philadelphia Tribune features UM churches

The Philadelphia Tribune has highlighted a number of our Philly UM churches in frequent religion articles, including its regular Church of the Week feature. Recently it lifted up Janes Memorial… 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…

UM activist for justice dies

Anne Ewing, 78, a longtime, active member of First UMC of Germantown and a recipient of its Racial and Social Justice Award, died of cancer March 17. She was a… Read more

Rev, Willis Johnson, Wellspring UMC Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., pastor to lead FUMCOG racial dialogue

First UMC of Germantown (FUMCOG) in Philadelphia will host an important racial dialogue Jan. 16, the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The event will feature a… Read more

Changing Racism I Class, Fall 2015.

Race Matters: Seeking to bridge the divide

White privilege, inter-cultural, micro-aggressions, unconscious bias, cultural competency, racial equity… While “prejudice,” “diversity” and “inclusiveness” may be familiar terms to many, these more in-depth concepts are becoming known by an… Read more

Phila. UMs surprise commuters with flash mob caroling

About 40 of “those singing Methodists” formed a musical “flash mob” that brought much-needed cheer to a Philadelphia street corner last Thursday night, Dec. 11. They sang Christmas carols and… Read more