A Concert of Prayer was held in the Grove City College's Harbison Chapel during the Day of Spiritual Preparation preceding the 2009 Annual Conference, June 11-14. WPAUMC image by Carrie Moore.
Tina Whitehead a missionary to the Holy Land, detailed her recent experience working with Palestinians during a class at the 2009 Lay Academy, offered June 10 & 11 before the 2009 Annual Conference. WPAUMC image by Carrie Moore.
RETHINK CHURCH is The United Methodist Church's latest ad campaign to welcome seekers and encourage churches to offer different of entry to newcomers. Members of the 2009 Western PA Annual Conference received materials in these reusable bags.
The Rev. Lisa Grant, director of Connectional Ministries, offered Bible study sessions June 12 and 13 for the 2009 Annual Conference in Grove City College.
Bethany Morse, a recent music education graduate of Westminster College, played "Amazing Grace" at the end of the first session of the two-part Bible Study by the Rev. Lisa Grant during the 2009 Annual Conference.
Bishop Thomas J. and Sally Bickerton had a pizza party for youth participating in the 2009 Annual Conference as voting members and pages who assist in the sessions. WPAUMC image by Carrie Moore.
A member of the 2009 Annual Conference follows legislation covered in a plenary sessions, June 11-14 at Grove City College. WPAUMC image by Carrie Moore.
Rev. Bruce Griffith, a WPAUMC member who works for the General Board of Global Ministries, and Tina Whitehead, a Conference missionary to Israel-Palestine were recognized during the 2009 annual conference.
The 2009 Golden Sneaker was presented by Bishop Bickerton to Erie-Meadville Dist. Supt. Pat Harbison for healthy practices recorded by E-M members..
The youth again took over the stage at AC2009 for the Youth Presentation on June 13. Ken West, a leader for the group, at center. WPAUMC iamge by Carrie Moore.
Connection Sunday on July 12 for all WPAUMC churches was introduced at AC2009. A litany and candle are part of a kit received by each church to observe the day.
Rick Mitchell, Jamie Hall, Erica Oshlech and the Ingomar UMC praise band led worship for opening worship and throughout AC2009.
"So easy a caveman can do it!" The Thursday, June 11, Page Shirt worn by youth as servants at AC2009 was sponsored by WPAUMC Camping. A WPAUMC iamge by Rich Pearson.
Members of the 2009 Annual Conference Choir sing for the Sunday morning ordination worship service.
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