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Message from Bishop Peggy Johnson regarding a response to the Delta Variant of the Corona Virus:

August 02, 2021

Message from Bishop Peggy Johnson regarding a response to the Delta Variant of the Corona Virus:

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The CDC recommends that people wear masks indoors in counties that either average 50 or more cases per 100,000 residents or have a test positivity rate equal to or greater than 8 percent.  Due to the increase in the delta variant in some communities, we ask you to continue to monitor the case counts and positivity rates in your area. Please exercise caution and wear masks if there is ever a question about what is the best decision. Also, vaccines ...

A Battle in Every Pew - Recording and Materials

July 27, 2021

A Battle in Every Pew - Recording and Materials

If you missed the opportunity to attend the original session, David Bartley, has agreed to share his training with everyone in the Annual Conference! Below you will find the recording that was created during both teaching sessions as well as the guides and PowerPoint that he uses. If you have any questions about getting in touch with David or his work, contact Rev. Christina Blake.      Info used during the presentation: PowerPoint presentation Guide for Seniors to combat loneliness David...

A Call to Truth Telling and Repentance

July 20, 2021

A Call to Truth Telling and Repentance

The Native American International Caucus of the United Methodist Church   October 6, 2021: A Day of Truth and Repentance for Our Children   
To: The Bishops and the Conferences of The United Methodist Church

   Recently, on the grounds of church-run schools in North America, mass graves have been found that contain the bones of over 1,000 children, some as young as three years old. This blatant disregard for life should cause anyone, especially those who invoke the name of Jesus Christ, to ...

New Beginnings Workshop

July 05, 2021

New Beginnings Workshop

We are sharing the recording that was done last year for the New Beginnings workshop for all newly appointed pastors to watch at their convince, instead of a one-day workshop this year. The recording is below. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ms. Fannie Wright.  

The Keeper of the Covenant: Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel (1928-2021)

July 05, 2021

The Keeper of the Covenant: Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel (1928-2021)

  By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson NOTE: United Methodist Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel(retired), who was born, raised and attended college in Eastern Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, July 4. NEWSpirit will share more about him and his passing when UM News reports on it this week. A personal tribute by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson One could not know Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel without experiencing his commitment to the “Covenant.” He was in a covenant relationship with his Lord and ...

Both/And - Webinar Recording is now available!

June 04, 2021

Both/And - Webinar Recording is now available!

If you missed out on attending the first session of the Both/And webinar, have no fear! We have a recording available for you to watch below. In addition to the recording, you will find the handbook that is used during the webinar and the follow-up survey. We ask that everyone who watches the recording, please take the survey so we can continue to provide feedback to the presenter.  Click here to watch the recording of the webinar! Here’s the link to the handbook: https://bit.ly/BOTH_AND_HANDB...