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United Methodist Church bishops call for peace in the Holy Land

“Give Peace A Chance”
Christ’s true disciples must work for peace: build it and not just keep it; live it and not just aspire for it. If Christ is our peace, then peace must be imperative. (Resolution 6129: The United Methodist Church and Peace)

The United Methodist Church Council of Bishops, along with millions of people across the globe, are weeping and praying for the people of the Holy Land. We decry the October 7, 2023, attack by Hamas and the continuing loss of life of Israelis and Palestinians including thousands of children.    (more…)

Barts Centenary UMC Member Completes Laity Leadership Academy

In 2019 the United Methodist Foundation of Pennsylvania launched a Laity Leadership Academy designed to empower laity to lead the churches of our region in the ever-changing landscape of congregational life. Participants read some of the greatest books currently available on the topic, experience seminars led by the finest leaders in our conference, engage with one another in dialogue, and build relationships that provide support for the journey. (more…)

In Memoriam – Bishop William Boyd Grove

WE REMEMBER – William Boyd Grove who died October 27, 2023, in Johnson City, Tennessee, at the age of 94, secure in Christ’s promise of resurrection. He was a Christian, a follower of Jesus, and a bishop in the United Methodist Church.

For 72 years he was married to Mary Lou Naylor Grove, whom he knew since childhood and who was his partner in life and ministry. They were parents of two daughters.

Bishop Grove was ordained in 1954 in the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Church, where he served four pastoral appointments and was elected delegate to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences from 1968 through 1980. (more…)

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QuikLINK – February 23, 2024

Alive in Christ together we embody the beloved community of disciple-making congregations Friday, February 23, 2024 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR A NEW SUMMER CAMP Volunteers are…

QuikLINK – February 16, 2024

Alive in Christ together we embody the beloved community of disciple-making congregations Friday, February 16, 2024 NOW HIRING The Susquehanna Conference is looking to hire…

Special Announcement: Staff Transitions – Bishops Appoint Two New Conference Superintendents

GOD IS DOING A NEW THING THROUGH STAFF TRANSITIONS Bishops Appoint Two New Conference Superintendents February 11, 2024 Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Bishop Steiner Ball…

QuikLINK – February 9, 2024

Alive in Christ together we embody the beloved community of disciple-making congregations Friday, February 9, 2024 CALLING ALL YOUTH & YOUTH LEADERS The Young People’s…

Special Announcement: Invitation to Learn More about the Future of Camp & Retreat Ministry

IMPORTANT REGIONAL GATHERINGS ABOUT  NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS  FOR THE FUTURE OF CAMP & RETREAT MINISTRY February 9, 2024 Dear friends and supporters of Susquehanna Conference…

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