Some local churches received a postcard from the PA Department of State (Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations) requesting that a Decennial Report be submitted by December 31, 2021. This is a valid request and the Conference Treasurer suggests that churches complete the form and submit the $70 filing fee. The form and additional details can be found on the PA Department of State's website.
Attached is the COVID-19 presentation from Tuesday, May 12th featuring Dr. Carol F. Encarnacion, MD, MPH, FACP, and Tammy Peters, BSN, RN, CIC, both of Meadville Medical Center.
COVID-19 Presentation Slides PDF
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For those churches or individuals considering the deferral of payroll taxes (withholdings and/or payments) beginning September 1st, as authorized in an August 8th Presidential Executive Order, the Conference Treasurer's Office recommends against such action. Because the tax law cannot be changed through an executive order, any payroll taxes deferred will have to be paid at a later date. Should you have any questions, contact the Conference Treasurer at Roger.White@wpaumc.org.
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Back to School Anxiety and COVID: To help parents and students better understand the issues and the risks involved in returning to the classroom, PennLive and the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg will co-host a “Back to School” webinar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, featuring educators as well as parents and experts in mental and emotional wellness. Nicole Kirksey, MSW, Associate Lay Leader in the Susquehanna Conference, will be one of the panelists. Joyce Davis, coordinator of UM Advocacy in ... read more
Although Pennsylvania's mask mandate was lifted on June 28, some businesses and public facilities such as mass transit still require masks. Overall, the latest advice from Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and the Abundant Health Team still applies: Exercise caution and consider the vaccination rate and other conditions in your area and among your congregation in resuming worship and other group activities. In a May 17 e-mail to church leaders, the Bishop shared guidelines to consider. Here is the ... read more
Conference Announcements Updated Dec. 11, 2020. Our Bishop and District Superintendents urge church leaders to follow current state and local health mandates and guidelines to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and to consider the risk to the most vulnerable in our churches and communities in determining whether to hold in-person worship services. On Dec. 11, 2020, after Gov. Tom Wolf issued a temporary executive order reducing the number of people permitted to gather both indoors and ... read more
To assist clergy as they strive to meet the on-going challenges of ministry in the age of the novel coronavirus, the Western PA Conference is offering Coaching on Demand. Trained coaches in the Conference are offering their skills at no charge as a ministry to their colleagues. "Right now, we are each navigating personal and professional challenges, new realities, and unexpected ministry opportunities," said the Rev. Amy Wagner, who took a lead role in organizing the Coaching on Demand ... read more
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1, NRSV) As our world has become encased in fear and uncertainty because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Western Pennsylvania Conference calls all laity and clergy to an intentional, daily time of prayer. In the midst of the chaos, we need to stand in the power of prayer. On March 24, 2020, Rev. Randall Bain, senior pastor at the Oakland United Methodist ... read more
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Ali Berkey - September 7
Larry Reitz - September 14
Eric Leonard - September 18
Debbi or Deb Rogosky - September 26
Bob Klingler - September 27
Bob Lewis - September 27
Debbi or Deb Rogosky and Ed Rogosky- September 9
Alice McClymonds and Seth A Sr McClymonds- September 15
Tom Hoeke and Connie B Hoeke- September 16