Homeless Pastor Visits Western PA
4/24/2013Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith, a pastor who gave up a home, salary and benefits when she requested an appointment to ministry among the homeless on the streets of San Antonio and Austin, Texas, visited Western PA from April 19-24. She told stories of her ministry at a session on poverty sponsored by the Pittsburgh District UMW and at the Greensburg District Conference. She also talked with Bishop Bickerton and his Cabinet and visited 8th Ave. Place in Homestead, Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh, and a Circles group in Pitcairn.
2013 Martin Luther King Service
1/21/2013Bishop Peter Weaver was guest preacher for a joint Pittsburgh-Greensburg District celebration of the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The service was held at First United Methodist Church in Murrysville on Jan. 20.
2011 Zimbabwe Laity Academy
7/6/2011Photos from the June, 2011 Laity Academy jointly sponsored by the Western PA Conference and the Zimbabwe East and West conference at Africa University in Mutare. Seven lay persons from Western PA worked with Zimbabweans to make presentations at the Academy.
Churches March on July 4 in Lawrence Park
7/6/2011Members of Lawrence Park UM Church march every year in the big community July 4 parade, passing out bottles of water to spectators and participants. This year North East: Immanuel UM Church's puppet theater wasa popular "float". Photos by Rev. Rich Pearson.
Celebration of Women - April 2
3/8/2011Photos of Jennifer Davis, speaker for A Celebration of Women, sponsored by the Western PA Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
2/12/2011Photos from events and logo
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Conference
1/21/2011Photos from the Jan. 20-22 Five Practices conference with Bishop Robert Schnase at the Four Points Sheraton.
Eric and Tara Park
12/1/2010Images from CDs by Eric and Tara Park
11/5/2010Scenes from tours of sites where John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, lived, studied and began the movement.
Pumpkin Patch, Trunk or Treat
10/30/2010Photos from pumpkin patches and Trunk or Treat events at Western PA United Methodist Churches 2010-12.
Baseball and Theology--Pirates Game
8/24/2010Participants at the Baseball and Theology Seminar on August 23, 2010 ended the day with a Grand Slam evening as the Pirates took on the St. Louis Cardinals. The Buccos lost, but the WPAUMC fans enjoyed a great night of fellowship and baseball. Wesley Seminary professor Shaun Casey led the seminar.
Camping poster- May 7, 2010 InterLink
5/4/2010A number of camping images were incorporated into a full-color poster in the May 7, 2010 InterLink, the Conference newspaper. Included are letters from campers along with images of campers at all three sites: Jumonville, Camp Allegheny and Wesley Woods. The oppostie side of the poster were articles for camping and retreat minsitries an youth and young adult ministries.
4/14/2010Images of a 2009 Conference training event on dismantling racism at the United Methodist Center in Cranberry Township. Crossroads Ministry of Chicago conducted the event.
11/25/2009Images of the 2010 Camping Summer Season forms and brochures