Welcome to our Greensburg District Connector


Last updated: Monday, September 9, 2019


Things to Know

We are so excited that many of you have reached out to the Greensburg District Office with suggestions, concerns, as well as your positive feedback in reference to the "Greensburg District Connector" web page. As we continue to adjust or tweak the layout and details, we will be using the following process: all expired events will be removed as the events are concluded, informational posts will remain for 30 days, and the 'three (3) day rule" will remain in place as the time frame in which the Greensburg District Office will need your information to post on the web page. Information that will be posted on the web page is limited to the events and ministries of your local congregation, the district, and items pertinent to the UMC in general. 

All information will be reviewed by the district office prior to posting.



District Contact Information:

 Labor Day thru Memorial Day hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 - 5:30

The hours do vary from time to time, so if you need to come to the district office you may want to give us a call first.

District Superintendent: Rev. Pat Nelson 724-461-7178   greensburg.ds@wpaumc.org

District Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Joyce Shaffer  724-461-7178   greensburg.office@wpaumc.org

District Lay Leader: Mr. Paul Huey 724-787-7629     gbhue52@outlook.com

District Director of Lay Servant Ministries: Miss Sherri Gambrill 412-823-4446  yeslove1@verizon.net





 Prayer Request... Lisa Bane (Mrs. Steve Bane) is healing from two broken ribs as a result of coughing.  Keep her in prayer and pray that the doctor receives God's wisdom.

 Prayer Request…. Cindy Raptosh (Mrs. Ron Raptosh) recently had surgery on her arm/elbow. She is now home recovering. Cards of encouragement can be mailed to her home at 317 Jaclyn Court, Delmont, PA 15626.

Prayer Request.....Rev. Kevin Haley was recently hospitalized with acute cellulitis in his leg. He is home and recovering from the infection. Please keep him in your prayers. 

                              Would you like us to pray for you or your loved ones? Please feel free to share your prayer requests with

  Greensburg District Connector.

Just send us an email with your prayer concerns.





 If your birthday or anniversary is missing, please contact the district office.

 September Birthday's

16 - Miss Elisha Schoeneck
19 - Miss Emma Peterman
20 - Rev. Randy Landman
25 - Mr. Robert Gabler
26 - Mrs. Jayne Sweet
28 - Rev. Hyung-Suk Joe
29 - Rev. Scott Gallagher
30 - Rev. Donna Gabler


September Anniversaries

 20-  Rev. Scott & Sharon Gallagher
27- Rev. John & Elise Jefferis





Photo's from the Greensburg District Picnic


"Thank you" to Chris & Carla Livermore for a fun filled evening with lots of amazing food, games and most importantly, fellowship. This provided a time for those from the Greensburg District clergy and district leadership and families to relax and enjoy each other's company on the Livermore Farm.  Stay tuned for next year's and join us next year! Same location!










United Theological Seminary honors Bishop Bashore

is planning a special worship service for the conferral of the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree upon Bishop George Bashore.  
The service will be held at Mount Lebanon UMC, on Friday, September 20th, at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Thomas Q. Strandburg is the pastor and the church is located at 3319 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.




Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction


The Program and Administrative Council of Monroeville United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 21, 4:30-6:30 pm to support our ministries. Entertainment will be provided by the New Horizons Band of Greater Pittsburgh.

The meal includes spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, salad, bread and beverage. Desserts will be available to purchase.

Tickets are on sale now by calling 412-372-7474, M-F, 8:30 am-4 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12, and free for children 3 & under.

Monroeville UMC is located at 219 Center Road, Monroeville PA, just off the Parkway East and Turnpike.



Annual Clergy Spouse Retreat

"Moving Mountains"

Please note that RSVP's for the retreat are due by September 13th.

The Annual Clergy Spouse Retreat will be held on September 27-28 at Jumonville.  

For more details and to register click here



    World Communion Sunday Service of Affirmation  

The intent of the World Communion Sunday Service of affirmation is to affirm the ministries of the LGBTQIA+ community, celebrate the power of The Open Table, and provide for a time of fellowship and unity following the service. 

For further information contact

Pastor Scott Gallagher: pastorscottg@yahoo.com (or)

Chris Gilbert: bcgilbert98@gmail.com




Greensburg District

United Methodist Women

Fall Meeting

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Faith United Methodist Church--Delmont


Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., allowing time to enjoy a continental breakfast and browse the book tables before gathering at 9:45 a.m. for singing.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. We’re blessed to present the following program and featured speaker as noted below: 

Topics:                   “UMCOR Update; What is the Deaconess Program?; Social Action Issues:  A Living Wage and Family Leave”

Speaker:                   Katie Peterson, Director of the Eastbrook Mission Bar

                                 Deaconess; Church and Community Worker                  

Luncheon:    Please note that we ask you to bring one salad of your choice for every three persons attending from your church, as we plan to “break bread” together by sharing our signature salad luncheon following the service.  For those bringing children, please bring a bag lunch for each child.  Childcare will be available—Please advise the number of children attending when calling/emailing your reservations. 

Please RSVP by September 30, 2019, to:    Diane Helms, Treasurer, Phone:  724-454-1883 or email: geebeeof4@gmail.com  

Looking forward to joining together to praise the Lord and renewing/rekindling acquaintances on October 12, 2019. 

May the Lord’s blessings be upon you.



District Ministry Teams

"We are interested in partnering with you in ministry and would love for you to participate in any of our district ministry teams that fit into your interest and gift mix. Please review the attached list and contact the District Superintendent with any questions, or to volunteer yourself for these ministry teams. Thanks so much." Gbg+2019+DCOM+List 

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 WPAUMC Church Communicator 


Church communicators, we have created a closed group on this page to share resources, inspiration, and advice to help you manage your social media and other church communications. To join this group, click the "join" button on our main page or find the group by clicking "groups" in the menu on the left. This group is for people who are managing social media, websites, newsletter creation, etc. A local church professionally or in a volunteer capacity.


          Still in need of staff!!


Bethany United Methodist Church has openings for the following positions:

Nursery Position: We are looking for a Nursery worker to work in the nursery during the 10:30 service each week. If interested, please contact the office at 724-539-2259.

Youth Director: We are looking for a Youth Director to head up our youth program which meets on Wednesday evenings 4:30-6:30pm. Please contact the office at 724-539-2259 if interested.


Heritage United Methodist Church, located on the Diamond in Ligonier, is hiring for the following part-time position: organist.  Anyone interested should send their cover letter and resume to office@ligonierhumc.org or call 724-238-2627 for more information.


Latrobe UMC (Rev. Tom Kennedy) is in need of a contemporary worship leader for their Sunday morning worship. Please send your resume and cover letter to SPRC at Latrobe United Methodist Church <latrobeumc@nb.net> or call 724-537-8141 for more information. Thank you.  


MUM Preschool at Monroeville United Methodist Church, 219 Center Road, Monroeville PA 15146 is seeking:

Preschool Aide - part-time hourly position working with the morning 4-year-old preschool class. The position will assist and support the classroom teacher. The hours are 8:30 a.m. MWF. 

Preschool Substitute Aide/Teacher - Part-time hours, may include mornings or afternoons (8:30-12 p.m./12:15-3:15 p.m.). MUM is looking for sub teachers/ to provide coverage for regular classroom teachers/and or aides in the 2, 3, and 4-year-old classrooms on an as-need basis.

All positions require current Act 33, 34, and FBI clearances. Please email a cover letter and resume to director@mumpreschool.org by June 26 or mail it to MUM Preschool at 219 Center Road Monroeville, PA 15146  Attention: Rebecca Weiler




 ​ Music Ministry

Music Ministry is available to all churches in the Greensburg District for all types of events.

See flyer for additional information.