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Events

Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation

Where: Christ UMC, 44 Highland Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102

Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation will be held on Feb. 29 at Christ UMC in Bethel Park at 10 a.m. Geared for youth leaders and other church leaders, the one-day, faith-based training is designed to equip people to minister to youth who are impacted by suicide and depression. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Register here.


The Current - Inclusive • Relevant • Spirit-Filled - Sat. 3/28, 1-5 pm  (more info )

Where: Christ UMC, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102

Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for inspiring worship, relevant messages, and energizing conversations, as we envision a fully inclusive and theologically diverse United Methodist Church! In preparation for the 2020 General Conference, this event will inform and organize participants who affirm ministry with and for LGBTQIA+ persons.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Junius Dotson, General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries. 
Featured Speakers: Mitchell Hortert, Dr. Jane Ellen Nickell, Dr. Steven Tuell, Sarah Gallagher & Sarah Speedy, DS Dawn Hand & DS Eric Park. 

This event is free to attend and will be live streamed at facebook.com/thecurrentwpa. Childcare will be provided for newborn to pre-k. Current Kids program for grades K-5 including games, crafts, and lesson. Youth grades 6-12 are encouraged to fully participate in the main event.  Go here for more information and to registerClick here for event flyer.


Pittsburgh District Clergy Meeting

Where: Trinity Tower UMC, 6729 Saltsburg Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

This April 18 mandatory gathering of Pittsburgh District church appointed clergy will be held prior to the Pittsburgh District Conference.   A continental breakfast will be served.  If you will need childcare, let the District Office know.  Clergy serving in Extension Ministry, you are always invited and welcomed to participate in all clergy meetings.


Pittsburgh District Conference

Where: Trinity Tower UMC, 6729 Saltsburg Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 18 at 10:15 am, when our District Conference will be held at Trinity Tower UMC.  Pastors appointed to churches, along with at least 2 laity, are expected to attend.  Retirees and those in Extension Ministry are invited and welcome to attend.  If you will need childcare, please let the District Office know (pittsburgh.office@wpaumc.org) with the names and ages of your children.

District Conferences are outlined in Article 4 of the Conference Rules.


Mini Mission u – April 19-21  (more info )

Where: Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 East Main St., Ludlow, PA 16333

Sunday, April 19, 2020 to April 21

Leader: Rev. Dr. Eric S Park     Cost: $160/person includes class, two-night stay, and all meals
The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship: In Mark’s day and now, Christians are caught in a world of crisis and confusion, a time of uncertainty and fear. There’s a struggle going on and evil appears to be winning: injustice reigns, money and greed measure our living and our dying, divisions deepen and hope is sometimes hard to find. Then and now, part of the crisis is the church’s complicity, complacency, and silence in a world where so much has gone wrong.

 


new Bread for the World Workshop (added 2/20/2020) (more info )

Where: John Knox Room, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Come to the Hunger Advocacy Workshop on Sunday, April 19, where John Carr, the President of the Board of Bread for the World will be the main speaker.  Attend workshop sessions and learn how you can help end hunger.  Here is a flyer with more information.   If you have questions about the SWPA Bread Team and/or the Hunger Advocacy Workshop on April 19th, please contact either of our co-chair leaders, Myra Mann at 412-882-6252 (mannm36@hotmail.com) or Joyce Rothermel at 412-780-5118 (rothermeljoyce@gmail.com). You can also register at bread2020.eventbrite.com.


Fly Fishing Weekend – April 24-26  (more info )

Where: Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 East Main St., Ludlow, PA 16333

Friday, April 24, 2020 to April 26

Leader: Gary “The Fly Fishing Coach” Kell – www.theflyfishingcoach.com
Cost: $336/person includes class, two-night stay, and all meals
This retreat is designed for aspiring fly fishers, as well as veteran fly-fishers that have never taken a formal course.
This three-day course reveals the all secrets of fly fishing, from setting up your equipment, tying knots, identifying
aquatic insects, determining where fish lay in a stream, and selecting a fly, casting and fishing it in a way that leads
to success. Come and learn all the essential knowledge and skills of fly fishing from a pro!


Fly Fishing Weekend – May 1-3  (more info )

Where: Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 East Main St., Ludlow, PA 16333

Friday, May 1, 2020 to May 3

Leader: Gary “The Fly Fishing Coach” Kell – www.theflyfishingcoach.com
Cost: $336/person includes class, two-night stay, and all meals
This retreat is designed for aspiring fly fishers, as well as veteran fly-fishers that have never taken a formal course.
This three-day course reveals the all secrets of fly fishing, from setting up your equipment, tying knots, identifying
aquatic insects, determining where fish lay in a stream, and selecting a fly, casting and fishing it in a way that leads
to success. Come and learn all the essential knowledge and skills of fly fishing from a pro!


Spring Women’s Retreat – May 22-24  (more info )

Where: Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 East Main St., Ludlow, PA 16333

Friday, May 22, 2020 to May 24

Leaders: Aimee & Amber Kaple     Cost: $175/person includes programming, two-night stay, and all meals
Sister speaker team Aimee and Amber will lead you in a time of renewal away from the worries of your everyday life. This retreat is designed for you to spend time away focusing on your mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Come and enjoy the beauty of the forest, supportive women, encouragement, space to share, delicious meals, and purposeful relaxation.


Pirates 8th Annual Faith Night

Where: PNC Park

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
 


2020 Annual Conference

Where: Grove City College

Thursday, June 11, 2020 to June 13

The 2020 session of Annual Conference will be Thursday, June 11th to Saturday, June 13th at Grove City College.
Clergy, plan your vacations, weddings, mission trips, etc. around these dates and plan to attend.
 


Pittsburgh District Clergy Meeting

Where: Pittsburgh Presbytery, 901 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

This is a mandatory gathering of Pittsburgh District church appointed clergy.   If you will need childcare, let the District Office know.
Clergy serving in Extension Ministry, you are always invited and welcomed to participate in all clergy meetings.


Announcements

Visionary Leadership Event - March 7, 2020

​Brochure 
Register here

 
An Equipping Helpshop For Church Leaders Who Want to Grow
(Sponsored by the Butler District of the WPA Annual Conference)
 
Crossfire Campus of Butler First UMC
1802 North Main Street Ext
Butler, PA 16001
 
Dear friends on the Butler District,
 
I am hoping that you and some of the other leaders from your church will plan on participating in the Equipping Helpshop that will take place on Saturday, March 7, at the Crossfire Campus of Butler First United Methodist Church. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude by 3:00 that afternoon. Lunch is included and childcare will be provided.
 
Entitled “Visionary Leadership,” this helpshop is an informational and interactive event designed to provide both Biblical encouragement and practical training for church leaders during a time of uncertainty and struggle in our denomination.
 
Our keynote speaker for the event, Rev. Dr. Jacqui King, serves as the Director of Leadership for Congregational Vitality at United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. Dr. King’s passion for helping churches to impact their communities is known throughout our connection, and her dynamism is nothing less than inspiring. She has a heart for churches of all sizes and will cast important vision for us concerning the urgency of building bridges between our sanctuaries and our communities.
 
In addition to Dr. King’s teaching, the helpshop will offer some great breakout sessions that will cover important topics in local church leadership:
 

  • Chris Kindle (Conference Director of Discipleship and Spiritual formation) will facilitate a breakout session on developing a discipleship pathway;
  • Roger White (Conference Treasurer) will facilitate a breakout session on financial oversight the local church; 
  • Tom Hallman (Chair of Conference Trustees) will facilitate a breakout session on the work of local church trustees;
  • Tim Goodman (Pastor of Beaver UMC) will facilitate a breakout session on moving toward a single board administrative structure in the local church; 
  • Dr. Jacqui King (our keynote speaker) will facilitate a breakout session on expanding the church’s community engagement;
  •  And yours truly (Eric Park) will facilitate a breakout session for members of Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee (which will be a good refresher for experienced committee members and a good time of training for new committee members) 
My hope is that every church on the district will send leaders to this event. Please make it a priority to have your church’s leadership participate (both clergy and laity). Please be in prayer for all of the leaders and facilitators. And please plan on being present on March 7 at the Crossfire Campus of Butler First UMC as together we strengthen the leadership that God is calling us to offer.
 
 
Gratefully and prayerfully,
Eric Park
Butler District Superintendent


Lenten Recital Series - Wednesdays at Noon    more info

Coraopolis United Methodist Church is hosting their annual Lenten Recital Series. Held each Wednesday at Noon, the Recital Series includes music and a light lunch. These events are open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected and proceeds will benefit their Music Department.


Pastor's Academy / Music & Worship Week / Church Admin Training    more info

Olmsted Manor Retreat Center is proud to offer an event series designed to enrich those who contribute to local churches. We’re here to help you build a better team in 2020. Sign your whole church staff up for training, renewal, and fellowship.  Here's a flyer.

  • May 28 - 20  Pastor's Acadmey
  • June 28 - July 2  Music & Worship Week
  • July 19 - 21  Church Admin Training


Fulltime Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Faith United  Methodist Church (261 West Chapel Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238) is seeking an Office Manager & Bookkeeper.  More details are here.
 


Claiming the Promise Bible Study    more info

During Lent the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Ministry Team will facilitate a study of the Reconciling Ministries Network resource, Claiming the Promise: An Ecumenical Welcoming Bible Study Resource on Homosexuality. The four session study will meet Sundays March 15th – April 5th, 12:30-3:30 pm in the Parlor. Lunch will be provided, and childcare will be available.  Laity and clergy from other churches are welcome to participate in this series. If you plan to attend please RSVP to office@fumcpittsburgh.org, so that we know how much food to prepare and/or if you will need childcare.


At the Lake 2020 Ministry Dates    more info

At The Lake Ministries has released their open dates for the 2020 season! ATLM offers opportunities for persons with special needs to enjoy fishing and cruising on Lake Erie. To view the dates and for directions on how to schedule a charter for your family or group, visit atthelakeministries.org.


Trip to National Museum of African American History and Culture    more info

The Wrestling with Racism Team is hosting a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC on March 14th.  Please join us for a day trip to D.C. and back. The excursion will include opportunities to share thoughts about our experiences at the museum.  
The cost is $145 per person, which includes dinner and the tour bus.  Scholarships are available for those who might need financial assistance.
The trip is limited to 55 people.  Details are explained here, which also includes the reservation form. If you are interested, please reserve a spot soon!  

The Wrestling with Racism Team is a multi-racial group with members of First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, Warren United Methodist Church, and other communities of faith in the Pittsburgh area.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Tracy Merrick at tracyrm@aol.com.


Youth Pages and Delegates to Annual Conference

Annual Conference: Do you have youth (from 7th grade - 12th grade) who are interested in being a page or youth delegate (voting member) at Annual Conference? They will need to come to Conference on June 9 at 1 pm and stay through June 13. There is no cost. Application forms are due March 30. Contact Amanda Gilligan at the conference office with questions. Get application.


Youth News

Get all of the Youth News here.....
 

Annual Conference: Do you have youth (from 7th grade - 12th grade) who are interested in being a page or youth delegate (voting member) at Annual Conference? They will need to come to Conference on June 9 at 1 pm and stay through June 13. There is no cost. Application forms are due March 30. Contact Amanda Gilligan at the conference office with questions. Get application.

Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation will be held on Feb. 29 at Christ UMC in Bethel Park at 10 a.m. Geared for youth leaders and other church leaders, the one-day, faith-based training is designed to equip people to minister to youth who are impacted by suicide and depression. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Register here 

UMC Student Loans: Loan applications for the January to May 2020 period is open until May 5. Students are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 per calendar year from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Click here for eligibility and application information.  
UMC Scholarships: The application period for the Fall 2020 semester will open January 3, 2020, with a deadline of March 5.  Get details at gbhem.org/loans-scholarships/scholarships/


YOUTH INFORMATION: on the web at https://www.wpaumc.org/youthevents

  • Resources for Youth Workers
  • Explore weekly updates, devotions, games, and lessons on the Youth Worker Collective. Some of the top UM youth workers offer free resources from their real-world ministries. 
  • Check out all of the Youth news at https://www.wpaumc.org/Youth
Discussing General Conference 2020 with Youth: For many youth workers, General Conference season can be a confusing time. In 2020, there are many plans that would re-shape the United Methodist Church significantly. General Conference is a representative body, made up of elected clergy and lay people from all over the globe. It is also the only body that can speak officially on behalf of the United Methodist Church! For observations and discussion tips on the “Protocol on Reconciliation & Grace” as well as other legislation and happenings at General Conference, check out the Youth Worker Collective. No matter what happens at General Conference, decisions also get made at Annual Conference meetings and at your local Church Conference. Any youth who has completed Confirmation is a member of your church and has the ability to join those meetings and make their voice and vote heard! Read more  

Feb. 29th: Soul Shop (Christ Bethel Park)
June 9-13th: Annual Conference (Grove City College)
July 10-13th: NEJ Youth Convo (Hunt Valley, MD)
July 20-24th: Uth 4 Missions (Jumonville)
July 22-26th: Youth Mission U (CalU)
Sat., Sept. 19th: National Day of Volunteer YM Training (Dutilh)
Fri, Oct. 30th: Pitt Youth Workers Conference (Grove Farm)
Dec. 27-Jan 15th: Mission of Peace to China

YSF Grants!
Your church can apply for a Youth Service Fund grant! Need some money to help run or launch a youth-led program or mission trip?
Apply at  www.wpaumc.org/ysfapplication.
Applications are accepted all year long.

Looking to connect with other UM Youth Leaders?
Be on the lookout for upcoming Youth Leader Networks! A small group regional program for you as a youth leader to grow and live life in
community with others who “get it.”
More info?     https://www.wpaumc.org/youth        On Facebook: Western Pa UMC Youth Leaders
 


 


LEGO Camp

In 2019, “Lego Camp” began at Wesley Woods, ministering to 14 campers.  Lego Camp was started by Rev. Corben Russell to reach campers who might not be able to fully participate in a traditional camp.  In 2020, Lego Camp is expanding to reach more campers and will be offered 2 different weeks.  Pastor Corben is asking for your prayers for the campers as well for donations.  Used Logos or financial donations to help with the purchase of Legos are needed.  Either may be sent to Pastor Corben at the church he serves, Mt Zion UMC, 16 Denton Ave, DuBois, PA 15801-1207, or directly to Wesley Woods, 1001 Fiddlersgreen Road, Grand Valley, PA 16420.  You may contact the Indiana District for further information at indiana.district@wpaumc.org.
 
 


Commit 2020 Confirmation Tours    more info

Commit 2020 Confirmation Tours offer an opportunity for local church Confirmation Classes to visit the Western PA Conference Center in Cranberry Township, meet our Bishop and staff, worship together and dive deeper into this thing we call Discipleship. Space is limited to 80 for each session. Register
 
Confirmation Class Dates:
  • Friday, March 20th, 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Friday, March 20th, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 21st, 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Friday, April 17th, 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Friday, April 17th, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 18th, 9 AM to 12 PM


Laity Leadership Academy

In 2019 the United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania launched a Laity Leadership Academy designed to empower laity to lead the connection in the ever-changing landscape of congregational life.  Participants read some of the greatest books currently available on the topic, experience seminars led by the finest leaders in our Conference, engage with one another in dialogue, and build relationships that provide support for the journey.
Each one of the Academies is structured around two modules.  The first module is one year long, experienced together in several weekend retreats held at various locations around the Conference.  During these retreats, topics relevant to congregational leadership in the current culture are covered.
The second module is custom designed for each participant, allowing her or him to explore an area of leadership individually for which she or he is especially well equipped.  That determination is made after an assessment of the participant’s spiritual gifts and strengths.  That module is open-ended; it can be accomplished at whatever pace makes sense to the individual participant.
The next session of the Laity Academy will commence in the late summer of early fall or 2020.  Those who need additional information about enrolling should contact the Dean of the Academy, Rev. Joe Patterson at jpatterson@umfoundation.org.


Tara & Eric Park Release New CD    more info

Tara Park, whose music ministry has been a blessing to the Western PA Conference for over 25 years, and her husband Eric, the Butler District Superintendent, have released a new music CD entitled “Feels Like Home!”  It includes eleven original songs along with three of their favorite hymns of faith.  Every dollar raised from the sale of the CDs, which are $10 each, will go directly to support the “Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching” campaign supporting six Western PA Conference Camping and Retreat Ministries.  The CDs are available through the Pittsburgh District Office and through other sources.  Read more at the link above.
 


Seeds of HOPE    more info

Rev. Anais Hussian, Aftercare Mentor Coordinator at Foundation of HOPE, is hoping raise the level of consciousness regarding issues of incarceration and reentry in Allegheny County and is always happy to speak to congregations about this reality. Click here for a brochure that provides information about the Seeds of HOPE program and how individuals and congregations can help.  

Many former inmates lack the informal and formal support systems (“seeds”) needed to help them reintegrate back into their communities. The HOPE Aftercare Program is an interfaith pre- and post-release adult reintegration program for inmates and reentrants that helps ensure their successful return to the community. HOPE Aftercare Provides basic needs assistance, information resources, referrals, and guidance regarding employment, housing, education, food assistance, mental health services, clothing, and furniture. 


Handbells Available

Carnegie UMC has Malmark handbells, including cases and tables available. The church is planning on putting them on the open market at some point, but would be happy to give a good deal to a local UM church if anyone could use them. Interested, leave a message at the Carnegie UMC office at (412) 279-3020 or email umc.carnegie@yahoo.com.


Office Manager Wanted

Warren UMC (2606 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219) is seeking an Office Manager to work 20 hours per week .  Click here for the job description.  Contact Rev. Dr. Angel De La Cruz @ corycork42@hotmail.com.   


News Articles

Sheraden Methodist Congregation Stands “Strong” Together After Fire (read more )

1/21/2020

As a follow up from a story about the fire that devastated the church, the Sheraden Methodist congregation gathered together on a cold day in December for a group picture before the church is torn down, as plans are in the making for a new church to be built on the same corner of Chartiers Ave and Citadel Street in Sheraden. It was about a month after the fire when a member of the congregation said to his mother, “Mom, we should get t-shirts with “SHERADEN STRONG” printed on the t-shirt, as he ... read more


2020 General Conference (read more )

General Conference May 5-15, 2020 Delegation Endorses Two for Bishop: WPAUMC's 2020 General/Jurisdictional Conference delegation has endorsed the Rev. Robert Zilhaver and the Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn as candidates for Bishop in the Northeastern Jurisdiction. Learn more. Online General Conference Training: Does your congregation need a better understanding of the importance and function of General Conference? Check out the free, self-directed Exploring General Conference online training course. ... read more


Resources

Resources for Responding to Racism    more info

Glave Featured on Fierce: Rev. Dianne Glave, WPAUMC coordinator of diversity development, is featured in a post on the Fierce: Healthy- Fit-Fabulous website highlighting her advocacy efforts to combat climate change. See post.

Wrestling with Racism Road Trip: The Wrestling with Racism Team, a multi-racial group with members from Pittsburgh First and Warren United Methodist churches and and other communities of faith in the Pittsburgh area, will host a one-day trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC on March 14. The cost is $145 and scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. Get flyer with details.

The Conference Anti-Racism Team (ART) compiled a list of suggestions for Western PA churches to address racism. Download it from the Conference's Discussing Racism page.


Circles Sharpsburg    more info

Roots of Faith (800 Main Street, Sharpsburg) hosts this anti-poverty campaign that surrounds and empowers families living in poverty with positive relationships of accountability on Tuesdays at 6 pm.  This program is part of Circles Greater Pittsburgh.


Mission Vision    more info

Do you have old eyeglasses at home? Donate them to Mission Vision, a non-profit based in Cranberry Twp. that equips mission volunteers to offer eyeglass clinics where people can be fitted and get glasses matching their prescriptions. Volunteers from Zion UMC in Sarver clean and categorize the used glasses. Teams from that church take them to Haiti and other locations. Others go with The Nyadire Connection teams to Zimbabwe. Used glasses are now being collected at the United Methodist Center in Cranberry and the Eastbrook Mission Barn. 


Sharpsburg Rocks    more info

Join us as we paint rocks, make new friends, and help spread joy in Sharpsburg. Mondays, 10:30 am at Roots of Faith, 800 Main Street, Sharpsburg.   Sharpsburg Rocks is a group that paints rocks with inspirational phrases and hides them around Sharpsburg. Residents find them and can connect with Roots of Faith. We encourage people to re-hide them, and we’ve had a few rocks travel long distance – Kenya, Switzerland, across the US. You can see more about it here: facebook.com/sharpsburgrocks.


The Neighborhood Table    more info

Roots of Faith (800 Main Street, Sharpsburg), invites everyone to a free community dinner the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 6 pm.  A free legal clinic is available on the 1st Thursday and free health clinic on the 3rd Thursday. 


Conference News

Below you will find some conference news relevant to Pittsburgh District. To see all conference news, go to the News section at the very top of this page.
Meet our new Camping Coordinator! (read more )

2/4/2020

Shane Hinderliter, a Western PA native currently serving as director of student ministries at a large-membership church in Houston, Texas, will be the new Conference Coordinator of Camping and Retreat Ministries, effective March 1.  He follows Jessica Gamache, who left the camping coordinator position Nov. 4 to become executive director of the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries Association. “I am excited to come home,” Shane said. “The camps have always been home to me.”  He was a coun... read more


Watch Developers Discuss Separation Protocol (read more )

1/13/2020


A Statement from Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi (read more )

1/3/2020

I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  ---- John 17:21  As one of our pastors has often said to me, “Bishop, sometimes unity takes on different forms.”  And sometimes to reach unity it takes time, repeated failures, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, ... read more


Diverse Groups Agree on UMC Separation Protocol (read more )

1/3/2020

A 16-member group representing United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world have proposed an agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church (UMC) that has the unanimous support of all the parties involved. The agreement, the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation, was reached on December 17, 2019 and announced today. The document’s signers include individuals from Europe, Africa, the Philippines, and the United States, ... read more


GC2020 Delegation December '19 Report (read more )

12/22/2019

The Western Pennsylvania General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation met on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Slippery Rock United Methodist Church.   During the opening worship service, delegates paused to remember the lives of the Rev. Paul Taylor, retired Pittsburgh District Superintendent, and Brady Hunker, a college student who was active with the Conference Youth Ministry Team.  Memorial services for both were being held the same day.   Alyce Weaver Dunn, Chair, presented an ... read more


Quick Links

WPA Facebook Page
Camping and Retreat Ministries

View the latest news about Conference Camping and Retreat Ministries HERE.

Diversity Development and Inclusion
Mission Barn

The Eastbrook Mission Barn is one of six UMCOR Relief Supply Network depots across the United States.
 

Scholarships and Grants

There are a variety of scholarships available at www.umc.org/resources/scholarships and at www.wpaumc.org/scholarshipforms.