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From the rolling farmlands of western Warren County, to the scenic beauty of the Allegheny National Forest, to the ancient wonder of the Appalachian foothills in Elk, Cameron, and Potter counties, the Kane District is a place where the glory of God’s Creation is on full display.
The largest of our ten districts by land area, the Kane District is comprised of all or part of seven Pennsylvania counties – Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, McKean, Potter, and Warren.
The phrase “town and country ministry” is an excellent way to describe our settings for ministry in this district. We celebrate the efforts of our many faithful and creative lay and clergy leaders who are reaching out to their communities in rural areas, towns, and our few small cities.
This district also supports the work of the historic United Methodist ministries that are located within its bounds – Wesley Woods Camp, Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, and the Ruth M. Smith Center. In order to equip and deploy our people for the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, we have organized ourselves into cluster groups, for the purpose of expanding our efforts in cooperative ministry, and bringing the words of Ephesians 4:16 to life – “From Christ the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”