In Focus

Welcome to In Focus online. In Focus, a publication of the WPAUMC communications department, brings news and feature stories from around Western PA, messages from our Bishop and other leaders, and information on upcoming events. The content relates to our Five Areas of Focus: Leadership Development; Abundant Health; Ministry with the Poor; New Places for New People and Dismantling Racism. Most articles are written by volunteer writer/reporters in each district. The goal is to equip church leaders with information and resources to make a difference for Christ in their churches, communities, the Western Pennsylvania Conference and beyond.

Current Issue

In 2023, five issues of In Focus will be published and mailed and posted on this webpage. If you'd like additional print copies of the current issue, please email

Interested in submitting an article for consideration in an upcoming In Focus issue? Send your article, ideas, photos, or suggestions to The deadline for submissions for the next issue is June 5, 2023. We'd love to hear from you!

Download PDFs of previous issues of In Focus below.

Feb-Mar 2023

Winter 2022

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Winter 2021

Autumn 2020

Summer 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

Jan/Feb 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

Jul/Aug 2019

May/June 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019