District Superintendent: Rev. Pat Nelson 724-461-7178 firstname.lastname@example.org
District Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Joyce Shaffer 724-461-7178 email@example.com
District Lay Leader: Mr. Paul Huey 724-787-7629 firstname.lastname@example.org
District Director of Lay Servant Ministries: Miss Sherri Gambrill 412-823-4446 email@example.com
Please know that each of you are in our prayers on a regular basis, but especially now as the church (and our world) navigates some new territory with the Corona Virus pandemic.
I have appreciated hearing and reading of how you are helping your congregation understand the importance of self-care in the midst of the questions and fears that threaten to undermine people's sense of well-being and normalcy.
For all of you who have suspended worship services, and ministries, you are also continuing to demonstrate the presence of Jesus outside the building to a world who is frightened and in need of Jesus' calming presence and blessed assurance. You are also trusting God to provide abundantly. Thanks so much for continuing to reach out to people in your congregation and community even as you comply with the government directives with social distancing.
I wanted to alert you to two opportunities:
First - the conference center is compiling a list of online worshiping opportunities. PLEASE SEND ME THE LINK TO YOUR CHURCH'S ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES. I'll compile the information and forward it to the conference center. Jackie has requested that you do not send her an individual email, but send me the link.
Second - there are a number of upcoming zoom informational meetings that are being initiated at the conference center. Some of the topics include: stewardship, nurture, connecting with people during this social distancing crisis, helping address fears and questions. Please go to the wpaumc.org website for the most current information; and watch your emails from Alyce, Amy, Jackie, etc as the conference staff rally resources for you to use to provide encouragement and support to your leadership and congregation.
Finally, Joyce and I are working remotely. The district phone calls are being forwarded to my cell phone, and both of us are checking emails regularly; and keeping up with the work and responsibilities of the district. What is going on in your life and church is important to us. Please continue to stay in touch.
I am grateful for your leadership and ministry. Please keep me informed as to the goings on in your congregation and community. Know that you are loved and appreciated. This is a time for the CHURCH to stand up and shine and trust God to provide! Thanks for setting the example.
Continuing to pray for revival,
Pat Nelson and Joyce Shaffer
Would you like us to pray for you or your loved ones? Please keep the following people in your prayers.
Tom Kennedy - was received into the arms of Jesus on Monday, March 23, 2020 with his family at his side. Please keep Lee Ann, Josh and Kiersten in your prayers as they grieve Tom's passing and their loss of a dear husband and father. Please also pray for Tom's extended family, and the Latrobe church family as they mourn their loss of a friend and pastor. Because of the social restrictions in place, the family will be having two memorial services after the restrictions are lifted.
Joe Yurko - - is returning to full health and celebrating his return to ministry.
Cindy Raptosh - continues to deal with the effects of rheumatoid arthritis.
Lisa Bane - continued prayer as she faces ongoing surgeries related to her rheumatoid arthritis.
Appointive Cabinet - is in the midst of reviewing clergy appointments. Prayer that both pastors and congregations who will be receiving new appointments will accept these changes with God's grace and peace.
Please feel free to share your prayer requests with
Greensburg District Connector.
Just send us an email with your prayer concerns.
25- Mr. R. Duwane Waltenbaugh
28- Mrs. Lisa Pieringer
29- Rev. Joseph Yurko
26- Rev. Stephen & Lisa Bane
1-Rev. Ronald Raptosh
2-Miss Holly Bane
2-Miss Kelly Bane
15-Rev. Ron Emery
15- Miss Cayleigh Gallagher
22-Rev. D. Chris Livermore
23-Mrs. Marsha Phipps
29- Rev. Kim Foos
12-Rev. Dennis & Christine Fetter
17-Rev. Joshua & Karen Ricketts
24-Revs. Ed & Kathleen Schoeneck
27-Mr. Paul (and Rev. Pat) Nelson
Greensburg District Youth Meeting Schedule Click Here
Conference Youth Ministry Click Here
Conference Youth NewsYOUTH INFORMATION: on the web at https://www.wpaumc.org/youthevents
Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 6, which is a 4:05 pm game against St. Louis. After the game, fans are invited to stay and see a more personal side of our players and coaches where a large number from the team come back out to the field to discuss how faith has impacted their careers and personal lives. Groups of 10 or more are on sale now, and Groups can be reserved with a deposit. You can reach me directly at (412) 325-4756. Chad Glover, Pirates Account Manager & Seating Sales.
Conference Announcements This page will updated as needed. It is a work in progress. Check our Covid-19 Church Planning Resources page on Facebook. Get take-aways and other info from our twice weekly Covid-19 Clergy Conversations. Due to the March 15 recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and later state and local advisories to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Bishop and Conference leaders have taken the following actions. Conference Center Building Use The United ... read more
UPDATE: The Commission on the General Conference, in a March 16 press release said: As concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continue to escalate, the Commission on the General Conference will meet on March 21 via teleconference to discuss plans for the 2020 General Conference, scheduled for May 5-15, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. According to the United Methodist Book of Discipline, in the absence of a convened General Conference, only the full Commission, as the duly authorized ... read more
UPDATED - 3/16/20 On March 15, the Center for Disease Control recommended that for the next 8 weeks, throughout the U.S., organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that involve 50 people or more. Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi will issue a statement on hope-filled ways United Methodists can offer ministry during this season. Updated CDC info on Mass Gatherings is at https://www.cdc.gov/…/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.ht… With the number of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19) cases increasing ... read more
Conference website has a new look. It should be easier for you find what you are looking for using the dropdown menus across the top -- and the responsive features with the new design should make it easier to view on cell phones or tablets. Check it out at wpaumc.org.