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Youth at Annual Conference

Do you have youth (from 7th to 12th grade) who are interested in being a page or youth delegate (voting member) at Annual Conference? They will need to come to Conference on Tuesday, June 9th at 1 pm and stay through Saturday, June 13th. No cost!  Application forms are due Monday, March 30th. For questions, contact Amanda Gilligan. GET APPLICATION

Camp Allegheny Summer Staff

Change a life... and maybe yours!
Camp is an amazing place to work and it continually helps teen and young adult staff become who they are called to be. Don't believe us? Ask our staff alum:
"Other than being a mother, working at camp is my favorite and most fulfilling position I have ever held." - Chandra (Summer Staff '05-'06)
" The people here truly care about you not just as an employee, but as a person. This place and the people there have truly changed my life." - Brittany (Summer Staff '14-'19)
Summer staff not right for you? That's okay! SHARE THIS OPPORTUNITY with someone in your life who could benefit from gainful employment that prepares him or her for the rest of life!

Rich & Lulu Mroczka to Visit Johnstown

Richard & Lulu Mroczka will be coming to Johnstown from April 18, 2020 to June 30, 2020.  Rich & Lulu are missionaries in Guatemala and are available to speak at your church(es) about their churches and mission in Guatemala.  If you would like the couple to talk at your church, please email them at

At The Lake Ministries-Open Dates Released

At The Lake Ministries has released their open dates for the 2020 season! ATLM offers opportunities for persons with special needs to enjoy fishing and cruising on Lake Erie. To view the dates and for directions on how to schedule a charter for your family or group, visit


In 2019, “Lego Camp” began at Wesley Woods, ministering to 14 campers.  Lego Camp was started by Rev. Corben Russell to reach campers who might not be able to fully participate in a traditional camp.  In 2020, Lego Camp is expanding to reach more campers and will be offered 2 different weeks.  Pastor Corben is asking for your prayers for the campers as well for donations.  Used Logos or financial donations to help with the purchase of Legos are needed.  Either may be sent to Pastor Corben at the church he serves, Mt Zion UMC, 16 Denton Ave, DuBois, PA 15801-1207, or directly to Wesley Woods, 1001 Fiddlersgreen Road, Grand Valley, PA 16420.  You may contact the Indiana District for further information at

Johnstown District Conference

Our Johnstown District Conference will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the South Fork: Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mt. Hope Road, South Fork, PA  15956.  Light refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm and the conference will begin at 3 pm.  All are invited to attend and Pastors are requested to attend.


Just a reminder...

It's that time of the year once again.  Please note that when Johnstown School District closes due to snowfall and road conditions, our District office will be closed also.  When the school district runs on a delay, we will also be running on a delay.  Thank you for understanding.


Annual Reviews/Evaluations

Monday, March 9, 2020

The due date for all three evaluations - May 15, 2020

Evaluation links were sent on Monday, March 2, 2020.  Reminder that the links to all three evaluations have been sent to the senior pastor.  Please make sure the links are sent to those responsible for completing the 2020 evaluations.  If you need help, please don't hesitate to call the district office.  

Johnstown District UMW

Monday, March 23, 2020 to April 24

The United Methodist Women of Johnstown will hold their spring meeting on April 23, 2020 at Bethel: Hollsopple United Methodist Church at 9 am.  All are welcome to attend.

Rev. Eric Park will be the guest speaker for the UMW spring meeting.  He & his wife, Tara, through their music ministry have been a blessing to the Western Pa. Conference for more than 25 years.  They have released a new CD entitled "Feels Like Home."  Every dollar raised from the sale of the CD goes directly to the support of the "Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching" campaign supporting six Western PA Conference Camping and Retreat Ministries that includes Camp Allegheny.  We are looking forward to Rev. Park's message and CD.  Plan to spend an enjoyable morning & welcome him.  

Pirates 8th Annual Faith Night
Where: PNC Park

Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 6, which is a 4:05 pm game against St. Louis.  After the game, fans are invited to stay and see a more personal side of our players and coaches where a large number from the team come back out to the field to discuss how faith has impacted their careers and personal lives.  Groups of 10 or more are on sale now, and Groups can be reserved with a deposit. You can reach me directly at (412) 325-4756. Chad Glover, Pirates Account Manager & Seating Sales.

News Articles

United Methodist Human Services (read more )


5x1000 Campaign:  $5 is all it takes to change lives!  A small way to make a big difference! We all want to do good with our money, but sometimes there just isn't much left at the end of the month!  A little can go a long way with the Power of Multiplication!   The 5x1000 Campaign for UMHS $5 a month is all it takes to change lives! Your $5 monthly gift will help put shoes on children's feet and food on the tables of families and senior citizens.  You'll help provide diapers and hygiene kits to ... read more

Holy Land Pilgrimage (read more )


Revs. John & Patsy Ciampa invite you to join them in a journey to the Holy Land on February 16-26, 2021. Have you ever considered walking where Jesus walked, or sailing on the Sea of Galilee, how about walking the streets of Old Jerusalem?  What it would be like to visit the birthplace of Jesus, or stand at the site of the crucifixion, or better still, the empty tomb? An opportunity to do these things and much more is coming.  Pastors John & Patsy Ciampa will lead a Holy Land Tour early next ... read more

Umcor Updates to Cleaning Kit (read more )


Cleaning Kit Value: $75.00 per kit Cleaning Kit Materials One five-gallon round bucket with lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d) o No screw lids o May be used, but must be free from all residual product o Advertisement on the outside acceptable One 32–64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent One 16–40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner o No spray cleaners One 16–34 oz. bottle liquid dish soap One 4–8 oz. pump spray air freshener One 6–14 oz. pump spray insect repellant (pack of 10... read more

Olmsted Manor Upcoming Events (read more )


Mini Mission u – April 19-21 Leader: Rev. Dr. Eric S Park Cost: $160/person includes class, two-night stay, and all meals The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship: In Mark’s day and now, Christians are caught in a world of crisis and confusion, a time of uncertainty and fear. There’s a struggle going on and evil appears to be winning: injustice reigns, money and greed measure our living and our dying, divisions deepen and hope is sometimes hard to find. Then and now, part of the crisis is ... read more

Hope Filled Relationships (read more )


A wonderful ministry taking place in the Moxham Area! Mission Statement:  Inspiring the hope of Christ and building trusting relationships with the community on person at a time. Vision:  Hope-Filled Community Our Tag Line - MOXHAM PROUD!  What we are about:  relationships with Christ, with each other - trust, sincere; safe & healthy space, empowering, connection - mutual, ecumenical, community - looking out for each other; walking WITH along the way, encourage, tell the story, collaboration ... read more

Conference News

Below you will find some conference news relevant to Greensburg District. To see all conference news, go to the News section at the very top of this page.
WPA COVID-19 Announcements, Info (read more )


Conference Announcements This page will updated as needed.  It is a work in progress. Check our Covid-19 Church Planning Resources page on Facebook. Get take-aways and other info from our twice weekly Covid-19 Clergy Conversations. See our Coronavirus Stimulus and Relief Package information for churches. Due to the March 15 recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and later state and local advisories to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Bishop and Conference leaders ... read more

Bishops Ask to Postpone GC2020 (read more )


UPDATE:  The Commission on the General Conference, in a March 16 press release said: As concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continue to escalate, the Commission on the General Conference will meet on March 21 via teleconference to discuss plans for the 2020 General Conference, scheduled for May 5-15, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn.  According to the United Methodist Book of Discipline, in the absence of a convened General Conference, only the full Commission, as the duly authorized ... read more

Worship in Virus/Flu Season (read more )


UPDATED - 3/16/20 On March 15, the Center for Disease Control recommended that for the next 8 weeks, throughout the U.S., organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that involve 50 people or more. Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi will issue a statement on hope-filled ways United Methodists can offer ministry during this season. Updated CDC info on Mass Gatherings is at…/… With the number of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19) cases increasing ... read more


New look for our WPA Conference website

Conference website has a new look. It should be easier for you find what you are looking for using the dropdown menus across the top -- and the responsive features with the new design should make it easier to view on cell phones or tablets. Check it out at

Resources for Responding to Racism    more info

The Conference Anti-Racism Team (ART) compiled a list of suggestions for Western PA churches to address racism. Download it from the Conference's Discussing Racism page.