EPA summer camps ready to transform young lives

Summer camps at the Eastern PA Conference’s four Camp & Retreat Centers blast off this week and next, launching perhaps several thousand children and youth into a season of enjoyable, exploratory experiences, as they are encouraged, taught and guided by …

Yea, though I walk… Pastors tread labyrinth in spiritual retreat

Twelve participants stepped away from their busy lives for a three-hour, midweek pastors spiritual retreat June 5. The small, monthly gathering usually includes time for reflective roaming around scenic church exteriors. But this month’s retreat at Paoli United Methodist Church …

General Conference April 29 review

African bishops added; prayers after Charlotte shooting After resting on Sunday, General Conference delegates hit the ground running in the legislative assembly’s second week. But as news spread of a mass shooting in Charlotte, just a few miles from where …

Call to Prayer for General Conference and EPA’s Delegates

A Call to Prayer for General Conference (2024) and for EPA’s Delegates Judy Ehninger, Eastern PA’s delegation leader to The United Methodist Church’s General & Northeastern Jurisdictional conferences, shares a General Conference prayer calendar when she talks with groups about …

Tanzania missionaries share gospel of faith in action

“And I will show you my faith by my works.“  (James 2:18b) The Rev. Mutwale wa Mushidi and Kabaka Alphonsine, United Methodist Global Ministries missionaries in Tanzania, have shared an inspiring gospel of faith in action in their visits over the …

The Lengthening of Our Days

These days we are traveling through the season of Lent, the weeks from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday—40 days, excluding Sundays. While we may honor sacrifices during Lent, Sundays are considered mini-Easters and are not days to sacrifice, but to …