Final Day to Submit 2022 Connectional Apportionment
WHEN :Thursday, January 12, 2023 is the cut-off of 2022 Connectional Apportionment payments.
Payments need to be received by the Conference Center by close of business that day(1/12/2023)for them to be counted towards the 2022 apportionment.
See the current 2022 Connectional Apportionment Received
Money received that is not clearly marked for 2023 will be applied to your 2022 Connectional Apportionment if it has not been paid in full.
Do not combine 2022 and 2023 money on one check.
2022 Remittance Form
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The WPA CBOP (Conference Board of Pensions) approved the 2023 health insurance billing rate to the local church. Effective January 1, 2023, the rate will be $1493.00 a month. This rate includes medical, vision, and dental coverage. The new rate represents a $12.00 a month increase from the 2022 rates. Member cost share remains the same for 2023 at:
$20.00 single / $35.00 two persons / $70.00 family
The information contained in this email is for all active clergy and laity enrolled in our WPA conference-sponsored UPMC Health Plan.
You can view this information on our benefits page at:
Contributors Wanted: The communications team is looking for contributors to write for our printed publication, In Focus. Topics may include noteworthy ministries or events at your church, human-interest pieces, reflections, devotionals, etc. Articles must be of general interest to United Methodists in Western Pennsylvania. We ask that your submission be approximately 300-350 words. Please submit to email@example.com by January 9, 2023 to be considered for the next edition.
Please Pray For:
Pastor Ed Sutton: Health concerns.
Pastor Christine Doren's husband Steve who is recovering at home.
Trinity Stahlstown Fire- Pastor Christine Doren
Interior of church a total loss after fire: WPXI interviewed Pastor Christine Doren a week after a fire at Trinity UMC in Stahlstown. “It’s been incredible. I’ve had multiple churches reach out — asking, ‘what can we do?’ and multiple people reaching out saying, ‘what can we do?’” Read story and see how you can help.
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and the WPA Cabinet.
Rev. Bob Zilhaver, DS, as he cares for the churches and pastors of the district.
The United Methodist Church General and Jurisdictional Conferences.
Our world, our Country, and our leaders
Our military and military families
Health care workers
Please send your Prayer concerns to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service
Where: Monroeville United Methodist Church, 219 Center Road, Monroeville, PA 15146
Sunday, January 15, 2023 4:00 PM
The Greensburg District of the WPAUMC invites you to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service on January 15, 2023, at 4:00 pm at Monroeville United Methodist Church. The featured speaker is the gifted and dynamic Dr. Cynthia A. Bond Hopson. Dr. Bond Hopson is Chief Equity Officer and Assistant General Secretary of the Black College Fund (BCF) at the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville, TN where she lives. See flyer.
KEEP UP WITH OUR DISTRICT CALENDAR HERE
Save The Dates:
Continuing Education for United Methodist Clergy
Since 2018, United Methodist clergy and other church leaders have taken one-hour continuing education classes at clergyeducation.com. In addition to admission into live sessions, registrants receive a video recording of the webinar and a certificate representing 1-hour CEU credit. The cost for each session is $25.
Camping Weekend: Camping Weekend is a Special Sunday to be celebrated on January 28-29, 2023 (or another date chosen by the local church) for the purpose of receiving a Camping Weekend Offering; to promote the continued support of the “Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching” campaign; and to encourage participation in the 2023 summer camp season. Download resource toolkit.
Walk to the Cross
Jumonville is known for the 60' cross that sits atop the hill and overlooks the valley. The sweeping views and majestic heights attract year round visitors. Visitors are welcome to take a hike up to the cross. Parking is available in the gravel lot across from the pool house along Old Braddock Road. If you have mobility issues and need to drive, you'll have to get a gate key from the office (only open weekdays). Learn More Here- https://www.jumonville.org/on-site-activities/cross-of-christ/
Camp Alleghney is hiring Senior Staff (college students) as resident counselors, wranglers, lifeguards, food service, office, photographer and more. and high school students (16 and 17 year olds) as Jr. staff who work 4 to 6 weeks of the summer, usually in a counseling role. Staff receive paid training and are trained in a wide variety of areas; communication, leadership, activities, CPR and first aid, Bible study, age level characteristics and so much more. More information is here.
UMCOR Cleaning Kit
Enabling those affected by floods, hurricanes and tornadoes to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up.
Kit Value: $75 per bucket
Other Ways to help:
SPARK: Registration for the annual conference youth event is now open! SPARK 2023 will be held January 27-29 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh. Learn more and register groups before November 4th for the early bird price.
Youth 2023: If your youth group is planning to attend Youth 2023 in Daytona, Florida, YMT would like to know! Fill out this form to let them know.
Youth Information: on the web at https://www.wpaumc.org/youthevents
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA), seeks to be a support in this time of challenge for all who are searching for stability and guidance. CCA is available to provide counseling at their offices or online. Call 724-396-1510 to set up an appointment. Listen to their newest podcast! Resiliency in Times of Crisis
We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf has entered, having become a high priest for ever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20 Siblings in Christ, I pray that all our souls are anchored in Christ, who is our hope. This past summer I had the opportunity to rest and relax with my husband and fur baby, be educated around leadership and my African American ... read more
The 2021-2022 Committee on Episcopacy today released a statement thanking Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi for her continued care and leadership of the Western Pennsylvania Conference, while she also served with Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball of West Virginia as Interim Bishops of the Harrisburg Area, which includes the Susquehanna Conference. The shared leadership model was announced shortly before Harrisburg Area Bishop Jeremiah Park retired in 2021. The 2021-2022 Committee on Episcopacy of The ... read more
The Rev. Chenda Innis Lee, a lifelong United Methodist and ordained elder in the Virginia Conference, has been selected by the WPA Conference Personnel Committee to serve as the new Coordinator of Clergy and Lay Excellence. Rev. Lee has been serving as the Regional Coordinator of Spiritual Formation in the Pittsburgh/Butler area since December 1, 2021. She will begin her new position on the Conference Program Staff on July 1, 2022. “Rev. Lee has a quiet confidence and a deep spiritual ... read more
Rev. Tom Parkinson Rev. Tom Parkinson, senior pastor of Dutilh United Methodist Church in Cranberry Township, published a book last summer entitled The Loneliness Epidemic: How the Church Can Cure Our Gravest Sickness. Now, just in time for Lent, he's created a study guide for use by small groups. The book, Parkinson's first, has been lauded for its insight, authenticity, and practical guidance. “Parkinson blends pastoral sensitivity and deep intelligence. This is important for a ... read more
Martin Luther King Jr. weekend -- Jan. 15-17, 2022 -- has been a time to celebrate Dr. King’s life and remember how his work in the Civil Rights Movement prepared the foundation for dismantling racism. This year, due to the resurgence of the coronavirus, observances have been moved online or scheduled for later this winter. In Western Pennsylvania, the Greensburg District Antiracism Team prepared the virtual service virtual service shown above. Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi offered the message, ... read more
Local church grants available for outreach: The Foundation for Evangelism has opened the 2023 Equipping the Local Church grant cycle. A total of $350,000 is available for grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to small and medium-size congregations, or clusters of churches working together, in a Wesleyan-tradition denomination. A grant application webinar is set for 2-3 p.m. U.S. Eastern time Jan. 26. Learn more.Scholarship for lay women available: The deadline to apply for the United Women in Faith National Scholarship for lay women is April 18. The scholarships are designed to be used for undergraduate or graduate study or student internships in religion or a related field such as social work. Preference will be given to people affiliated with The United Methodist Church and women involved with UWF. The average scholarship is $1,000, and the maximum is $5,000. Read press release.