UMA News

Then & Now Heritage Series

Wesbury United Methodist Community, Meadville, PA Then: The organization that eventually became Wesbury began in Conneautville, a town located in the far northwest corner of Pennsylvania. Hyatt M. Cribbs offered his home to the ministers and layman of the Erie Conference of the United Methodist Church to become a home for those in need. The […]

Principles in Practice: Governance

By Dr. Carol McKinley This past winter I was thrilled to attend the UMA Winter Governance Forum; a UMA program specifically designed to highlight Principle 4 of EAGLE, Governance and Leadership. Data gathered by the EAGLE Commission has demonstrated that this is one of the more difficult principles that our many ministries struggle with as […]

Read a Good Book Lately?

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer! For many of us, that means diving into a good book. Share with members one book you are reading or have read this summer. Whether it’s fiction or nonfiction or for work or for leisure, we’d love to include it on our Summer Reading list in the […]

Interior Design Stratagies

Abigail Stewart and Stacy Hollinger presented Interior Design strategies at our annual meeting in May. Here are 5 simple take-a-ways from that session. For more information on this topic, contact Abigail Stewart, RLPS Interiors. Add plants and flowers to engage the outdoors.  Humans spend 80% of their lives indoors but are drawn to being outside. […]

Connect 17 – LeadingAge PA

June 21-23, 2017 If you will be attending the LeadingAge PA Conference & Exposition at Hershey Lodge, send Mary a message so that you can connect at the meeting.

2017 Wisdom and Grace Conference

August 7-10, 2017 The Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference invites you to Lake Junaluska for a time of renewal and inspiration. This event is sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association of Older Adults (SEJAOA). Download the Brochure or visit the website.

United Methodist Children’s Home Undergoes Rebranding and Name Change

Mt. Vernon, IL: The United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) formally announced its new name today at the ‘Breakfast with a View’ event. The agency will now be known as SPERO FAMILY SERVICES. For over one hundred years this agency has operated children’s homes. However, in recent years, the organization has expanded to include nine other […]

Intergenerational Communities Award

Is your community a great place to grow up and grow old? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Intergenerational Award. The Generations United/ MetLife Foundation Best Intergenerational Communities Awards program is the United States’ only recognition program exclusively focused on communities that are serving, empowering, and engaging residents of all ages. Awardees […]

Matthew Clean-up and Recovery

October 10, 2016 — Two UMA member organizations praised the response of their staff and residents as they work to recover from damages sustained from severe weather over the weekend as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The preliminary assessment to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home revealed that residential cottages, staff buildings and service areas […]

UMA Members Respond to Hurricane Matthew

We ask for your prayers for our member communities that have been affected by the threat and impact of the powerful hurricane Matthew, which pounded the U.S. Eastern coast on Friday, October 7. Member community Magnolia Manor with three communities on the Georgia coast, reportedly safely evacuated 370 residents to family or other facilities. They […]