Annual Conference 2023

The 2023 Western PA Annual Conference is scheduled for June 15-17, 2023, at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center.

Voting members of the annual conference received information about registration via email on March 10. Read the email here. Once you register, details on how to make lodging reservations for rooms in area hotels with special Conference rates will be provided on the confirmation page.

This year's theme is Pressing on to Higher Ground, based on Philippians 3:14.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

A special session has been called for June 14 for the purpose of voting on disaffiliations. The sole purpose of the called Special Session of the Annual Conference will be to affirm or not affirm the current qualified requests for disaffiliation under ¶2553 of The Book of Discipline. All voting members of the Annual Conference can attend and vote at this special session. You can read more about this Special Session; clarification has been added and Bishop Moore-Koikoi offers a word on parliamentary procedure for this session.

A separate registration link for this Special Session was included in the Annual Conference email sent out. Be sure to complete both registrations

Once again, Mission Impact Events are being offered on Thursday, June 15th from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. See the list of items being collected for the Mission Barn, EUMA, All God’s Children Ministries, and the Diaper Depot on the Mission Impact Page.

2024 Budget Explanation

From the Annual Conference Worship Team

Members of WPAUMC are invited to submit written prayers & liturgies for this time in our life together. They may express the emotions of this season – grief, loss, anger, confusion – and should also point us toward trust and hope in God. Some may be used during Annual Conference worship services in June. Others will be included in the Conference Worship Booklet as a collection of prayers and liturgies available for use in WPAUMC churches following our Annual Conference gathering.Submit via email to Amy Wagner with the subject line “AC Prayers.” Please identify how you wish your name(s) to be printed (including title, church, etc) with each prayer. Deadline for submission was May 1, 2023.