WCA of Eastern PA

Embracing A New Global Methodist Movement

MOVING FORWARD,

FAITHFUL AND CONNECTED

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The Wesleyan Covenant Association of Eastern Pennsylvania

Join the vibrant vision of the next Methodism! The Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) of Eastern Pennsylvania is committed to the renewal of Biblical holiness in the movement of the Holy Spirit in our day for the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

As the local chapter of the WCA, we are creating new opportunities for local partnerships among churches, clergy, and laity. We do this by equipping, encouraging, supporting, and partnering with one another as we labor faithfully to advance the mission of the church: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We employ the following values to that end:

  • The Great Commitment: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” – Luke 9:23
  • The Great Commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind… [and] you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-39
  • The Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19-20
  • The Great Requirement: “To do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8

What Is The Coming Global Methodist Church?

Many people are asking about, or don’t understand the connection between the WCA and the Global Methodist Church. If anything, the WCA is the movement that has worked to birth this new movement. So you still may be asking what the GMC is; here is a short video that may help answer some of those questions.

First Gathering of the GMC in Eastern PA!

Join us on Saturday, February 18, for the FIRST GATHERING of the Global Methodist Church in Eastern PA at Victory Church, 2650 Audubon Road, Audubon, PA 19403 from 8:30 AM to Noon. We will worship, pray together, and make the personal connections that will help build...

United Methodism, Global Methodism, and the Future: Two Different Trajectories

On August 14th of 2022, the Rev Joe DiPaolo of First United Methodist in Lancaster gave an informational presentation at Ephrata First United Methodist for a congregational discernment meeting regarding the differing trajectories of the rifts within the denomination,...

EPA’s Disaffiliation Process? Part 2: Other Paths To Leave the UMC

Just Say No to EPA’s Disaffiliation Process: There are OTHER Paths to leave the UMC Part 2 (Released by the EPA WCA) Key Points:  The big obstacle for congregations leaving the UMC is the trust clause, which gives ownership of local church property to the conference....

Interested in Joining the WCA?

You can join and support the continuing mission of the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) as an individual, whether a member of the clergy or laity. Churches can also join as affiliates. The Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the WCA meets on a regular basis to discuss upcoming events, topics of interest, and to support one another spiritually. Please consider joining both the local EPA chapter and national WCA.

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Have Questions?

The future of the United Methodist Church is an uncertain one, and the WCA is leading the way forward to a new denomination. With all of the changes you may have questions, so feel free to reach out to us. 

Support the EPAWCA

While we are a part of a larger organization, the WCA is simply a movement working to create a new, permanent denomination. Would you consider supporting our local efforts to grow the WCA? This link will direct you to PayPal.