Events Calendar

October 2020

2020 Annual Conference (one-day Virtual Session)

Saturday, October 3, 2020
The business of the Conference will be cared for in different ways.  A one-day session will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 online. Because of Conference rules requiring in-person voting, no votes can be taken, but there will be worship, ...

World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 4, 2020
The first Sunday in October, supports World Communion Scholarships, the Ethnic Scholarship Program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program. UMC Giving has resources.

Camping Weekend

Sunday, October 4, 2020
The Annual Conference authorize Camping and Retreat Ministries to urge the local church to receive a Camping Weekend Offering on October 3-4, 2020 or other dates selected by the local church.

Parish & Community Development (Zoom Video)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Butler District Clergy Coaching Group (via Zoom)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Poverty Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Quiet Rest: A Silent Retreat

Monday, October 12, 2020 to Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Olmsted Manor Retreat Center
“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”  ~Isaiah 30:15. A Silent Retreat open to clergy and laity, coordinated by Rev. Amy Wagner. October 12-14, 2020 Olmsted Manor Retreat Center Single rooms ...
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Commission on Religion & Race (via Zoom)

Monday, October 12, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Clergy Communities of Practice (via Zoom)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Parish & Community Development (via Zoom)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Council on Finance & Administration (via Zoom)

Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Volunteers In Mission Awareness Weekend

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Western PA Conference establish the 3rd weekend in October 2020, or another date chosen by the local church, for Volunteers in Mission Weekend and that a special offering be received in the local churches for the purpose of strengthening Volunteers ...

CommonRoots Federal Credit Union Board Meeting (via Zoom)

Monday, October 19, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

2020 Clergy Pre-Retirement Seminar (Virtual Event)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we have worked to reformat the biennial pre-retirement event into a safe virtual experience.  Please join us on Tuesday, October 20 & Wednesday, October 21 at 9:00 am for our free, live, virtual event. ...

Parish & Community Development (Zoom Video)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Personnel Committee (via Zoom)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Board of Pensions (via Zoom)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

2020 United Methodist Women Annual Meeting (Online Webinar)

Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:30 AM
Memorial Service Note Help us to honor our sisters in United Methodist Women that have entered the church triumphant since our last annual meeting. Please send us the names of people who have passed on between October 10, 2019 and September 15, 2020 ...
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Episcopacy Committee (via Zoom)

Monday, October 26, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cabinet Spiritual Retreat

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020

VOAD Regional Meeting (via Zoom)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Butler District Clergy Coaching Group (via Zoom)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Camping & Retreat Ministries (via Zoom)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Conference Sessions Team (via Zoom)

Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

United Methodist Women Conference Leadership Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Youth Service Fund Weekend

Sunday, November 8, 2020
The Western PA Conference set the first weekend in November, specifically November 7-8, 2020 or another date chosen by the local church, as Youth Service Fund Sunday and that a special offering be received in the local churches, for the purpose of ...

Associates in Advocacy Seminar

Monday, November 9, 2020 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Associates in Advocacy, laity and clergy who walk through the disciplinary process with clergy accused of violating church law, will hold its 2020 Seminar online on Monday, Nov. 9 beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Associates in Advocacy started in ...
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Clergy Communities of Practice (via Zoom)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Cabinet

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 to Thursday, November 12, 2020

Commission on Religion & Race (via Zoom)

Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Poverty Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

CommonRoots Federal Credit Union Supervisory Meeting (via Zoom)

Monday, November 16, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Christian Unity & Interreligious Relationships (via Zoom)

Monday, November 16, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Cabinet

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020

Personnel Team (via Zoom)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Board of Pensions (via Zoom)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Trustees (via Zoom)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Council on Finance & Administration (via Zoom)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Connectional Leadership Table & Ministry Teams (via Zoom)

Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Thanksgiving Holiday - Conference Center CLOSED

Thursday, November 26, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020

United Methodist Student Day

Sunday, November 29, 2020
Churches are encouraged to use United Methodist Student Day to raise awareness of scholarships and loans available to help young people of faith further their education and make a difference in the world. Offerings received on UM Student Sunday fund ...

Cabinet

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 to Thursday, December 3, 2020

Butler District Clergy Coaching Group (via Zoom)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Youth Ministry Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Commission on Religion & Race (via Zoom)

Monday, December 14, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Conference Board of Pensions (via Zoom)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Council on Finance & Administration (via Zoom)

Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

CommonRoots Federal Credit Union Board Meeting (via Zoom)

Monday, December 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Christmas/New Year Holiday - Conference Center CLOSED

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021

Conference Sessions Team (via Zoom)

Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Poverty Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Cabinet Appointment Retreat

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to Thursday, January 14, 2021

Final Day to Submit 2020 Connectional Apportionment

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021 is the cut-off of 2020 Connectional Apportionment payments.  Payments need to be received by the Conference Center by close of business that day(1/14/2021)for them to be counted towards the 2020 apportionment. See the ...

Connectional Leadership Table & Ministry Teams (via Zoom)

Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

United Methodist Women Conference Leadership Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: TBA

Human Relations Sunday

Sunday, January 17, 2021
The Sunday before the observance of Rev Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, Human Relations Day offerings support Community Developers, United Methodist Voluntary Service and Youth Offender Rehabilitation Programs.

Personnel Team (via Zoom)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Board of Pensions (via Zoom)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Trustees (via Zoom)

Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Council on Finance & Administration (via Zoom)

Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Episcopacy Committee (via Zoom)

Monday, January 25, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cabinet

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to Thursday, January 28, 2021

Camping Weekend

Sunday, January 31, 2021
WPA Conference authorize Camping and Retreat Ministries Corporations to urge local churches to celebrate a Camping Weekend on January 30-31, 2021 (or another date chosen by the local church) for the purpose of receiving a Camping Weekend Offering; to...

Cabinet

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 to Thursday, February 11, 2021

Poverty Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Archives & History (via Zoom)

Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Conference Board of Pensions (via Zoom)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Council on Finance & Administration (via Zoom)

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Disability Awareness Weekend

Sunday, February 21, 2021
Disability Awareness Sunday, as defined by the 2016 Book of Discipline: “calls the Church to celebrate the gifts and graces of persons with disabilities and calls the Church and society to full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community....

Cabinet

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 to Thursday, February 25, 2021

Cabinet

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 to Thursday, March 4, 2021

United Methodist Women Conference Leadership Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: TBA

Poverty Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

UMCOR Sunday

Sunday, March 14, 2021
Offerings received on this Special Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent, provide major support of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), which provides immediate assistance in the wake of disasters and helps support ongoing ministries of ...

Cabinet

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 to Thursday, March 18, 2021

Conference Board of Pensions (via Zoom)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Trustees (via Zoom)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Council on Finance & Administration (via Zoom)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Connectional Leadership Table & Ministry Teams (via Zoom)

Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cabinet

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to Thursday, March 25, 2021

General & Jurisdictional Delegation (via Zoom)

Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Holy Thursday & Good Friday - Conference Center CLOSED

Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Friday, April 2, 2021

Cabinet

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 to Thursday, April 8, 2021

Poverty Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Council on Finance & Administration (via Zoom)

Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

SPARK 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Erie Bayfront Convention Center

Native American Ministries Sunday

Sunday, April 18, 2021
The third Sunday after Easter, funds urban ministries with Native Americans, scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist seminaries and annual conference Native American ministries.

Conference Board of Pensions (via Zoom)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cabinet

Thursday, April 22, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021

General & Jurisdictional Delegation (via Zoom)

Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Golden Cross Weekend

Sunday, May 2, 2021
The offerings from Golden Cross and Red Stocking Sundays support the conference homes and agencies, formerly referred to as health and welfare ministries.  Western PA Conference establish May 1-2, 2021, or another date chosen by the local church for ...

Cabinet

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to Thursday, May 6, 2021

Poverty Team (via Zoom)

Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Episcopacy Committee

Monday, May 10, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: TBD

Cabinet

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to Thursday, May 20, 2021

Conference Board of Pensions (via Zoom)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Trustees (via Zoom)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Council on Finance & Administration (via Zoom)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

General & Jurisdictional Delegation (via Zoom)

Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Peace with Justice Sunday

Sunday, May 30, 2021
The first Sunday after Pentecost, supports Peace with Justice Ministries through the General Board of Church and Society and the annual conferences.

2021 Annual Conference

Thursday, June 17, 2021 to Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Erie Bayfront Convention Center

Independence Day - Conference Center CLOSED

Friday, July 2, 2021 to Monday, July 5, 2021

Conference Trustees

Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: TBA

Council on Finance & Administration

Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: United Methodist Center - Bittner Room

Uth 4 Missions 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021 to Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: Jumonville

Rural Life Weekend

Sunday, August 8, 2021
Western PA Conference establish August 7-8, 2021, or another date chosen by the local church, for Rural Life Weekend and that a special offering be received in the local churches for the purpose of strengthening nurture, witness and outreach in town ...

Council on Finance & Administration

Thursday, August 19, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: United Methodist Center - Bittner Room

General & Jurisdictional Delegation

Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Center - Hickman Room

2021 General Conference

Sunday, August 29, 2021 to Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Christian Education Weekend

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Western PA Conference establish September 4-5, 2021, or another date of the local church’s choosing for Christian Education Weekend and that a special offering be received in the local churches for the purpose of supporting the educational ministries...

Labor Day - Conference Center CLOSED

Monday, September 6, 2021

Youth Leader Retreat

Friday, September 10, 2021 to Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Olmsted Manor

Conference Trustees

Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: TBA

Council on Finance & Administration

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: United Methodist Center - Bittner Room

World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 3, 2021
The first Sunday in October, supports World Communion Scholarships, the Ethnic Scholarship Program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program. UMC Giving has resources.

Diverse Abilities Retreat at Olmsted Manor

Sunday, October 3, 2021 to Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Location: Olmsted Manor

Volunteers in Mission Awareness Weekend

Sunday, October 17, 2021
Western PA Conference establish the 3rd weekend in October 2021, or another date chosen by the local church, for Volunteers in Mission Weekend and that a special offering be received in the local churches for the purpose of strengthening Volunteers ...

Council on Finance & Administration

Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: United Methodist Center - Bittner Room

United Methodist Women Conference Leadership Team

Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: TBA

United Methodist Women Conference Leadership Team

Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: United Methodist Center - Hickman Room

Youth Service Fund Weekend

Sunday, November 7, 2021
The Western PA Conference set the first weekend in November, specifically November 6-7, 2021 or another date chosen by the local church, as Youth Service Fund Sunday and that a special offering be received in the local churches, for the purpose of ...

2021 Jurisdictional Conference

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Hunt Valley, MD

Conference Trustees

Thursday, November 18, 2021 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: TBA

Council on Finance & Administration

Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: United Methodist Center - Bittner Room

Thanksgiving Holiday - Conference Center CLOSED

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021

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