2023 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School Brochure
The Butler District Bugle-Spring 2023-United Methodist Women
The Butler district includes the United Methodist Churches who have been bringing the good news of Jesus to life for over two hundred years in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties as well as a few churches in Armstrong County and the upper Allegheny valley area of Allegheny County. The Butler District provides worship settings located in urban, suburban, and rural locations. The size of churches ranges from those averaging eight to fifteen hundred in weekend worship activities. The churches of the Butler District strive to bring the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ to a region that has experienced decline in population and economic vitality throughout the last forty years.
During any given week the churches of the Butler District are engaged in ministry and mission to their communities that provide radical hospitality, inspiring worship, intentional faith development, risk taking mission and ministry, and extravagant generosity. The communities of faith in the Butler District seek to fulfill God’s call to be disciples of Jesus who invite others to believe, engage new as well as long established participants in activities that encourage each other in their faith, and who look for effective ways to make God’s love real in their communities and the world beyond.