WPAUMC enews --May 8, 2019

published 5/9/2019
Faith and Politics Event Cancelled: The Change the World weekend event sponsored by UM Advocacy in PA has been cancelled. It had been scheduled to start May 18 at Paxton UMC in the Harrisburg area.  Abolitionist Tour: The Wrestling with Racism group launched by Warren and First United Methodist churches in Pittsburgh sponsored an Abolitionist Tour of the area Saturday. Learn more and see photos. See First UMC Facebook photos New Face at UM Center: Jason Dix has been hired as the new assistant ...

Wrestling with Racism: Abolitionist Tour

published 5/7/2019
--By Jackie Campbell, Communications Director-- The Wrestling with Racism group, which was launched by Pittsburgh's Warren and First United Methodist churches, sponsored an Abolitionist Tour of the Pittsburgh area on Saturday, May 4. Historian/storyteller John Burt provided the commentary on people and places while the packed tour bus traveled from Pittsburgh to Washington, PA and back again. The focus was on antislavery efforts of women and men in Western Pennsylvania before the Civil War ...

Beattys Honored at Jumonville Dinner

published 5/6/2019
Nearly 200 people turned out for the annual Jumonville Spring Dinner on Sunday, May 5 where Larry and Jaye Beatty, who officially retired March 31, were honored for their 37 years of service and leadership. As President of Jumonville, Larry shepherded its growth from a popular camp to a year-round camping and retreat center and Jaye filled many roles, most recently public relations coordinator, that aided that growth.   New Jumonville President Heather Witherow unveiled the new dining hall sign...

Missionary to Visit Western PA

published 5/6/2019
In mid-May, Western PA United Methodists will welcome Rev. Pablo Mora, a missionary and an elder in the  the Evangelical Methodist Community of Paraguay, who has served as pastor, superintendent, and president of the church. In late 2014, he was commissioned as a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving as superintendent of the United Methodist Mission in Honduras, based in Tegucigalpa. The Mission in Honduras, serving a Spanish-speaking ...

PTS Honors Rev. Kellie Wild

published 5/6/2019
The Rev. Kellie Wild, who serves in extension ministry at East End Cooperative Ministry in Pittsburgh, has been honored by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with the Fred McFeely Rogers Award for Creative Ministry. She is a 2009 graduate of PTS. The award was presented on alumnae/i day at the seminary, which published the following on its website: For more than 24 years, Kellie Wild has worked in senior management positions to serve people living in poverty, including the homeless. Her ...

Stains Trains Pastors in Ecuador

published 5/6/2019
Several years ago, the Conference Committee on Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean received word from members who had visited Ecuador that there was a need for educational programs for pastors of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Ecuador.  While it seemed that the Lord and his people would be served by a mission to offer seminars in pastoral training, it took until this year, March 25 to April 2, for such a short-term mission to materialize.  Dr. David Stains, one of the ...

WPAUMC enews --May 1, 2019

published 5/2/2019
Annual Conference Registration Deadline is May 17. After that, the price goes up $25! To get details and register, go to wpaumc.org/AC Leadership Workshop: Whether you're attending annual conference or not, you are encouraged to participate in the Conference-sponsored Leadership Workshop on Wednesday afternoon, June 5 at Grove City College. Bring a team from your church and learn together from Rev. Olu Brown and Kay Kotan. Get flyer with details Register here if you are NOT attending Annual ...

WPAUMC enews --April 24, 2019

published 4/27/2019
Olmsted Names New Director: The Rev. Al Hammer, an ordained deacon in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, will begin serving as the new executive director of Olmsted Manor Retreat Center on July 1. Jody Larson, the current director, informed the board last year that he hoped to retire in the summer of 2019 after serving 41 years at Olmsted.  Learn more Going to the Autism Spectrum Workshop on Wednesday, May 1 at Ingomar UMC? Have you registered? Get details and register ASAP. Seeking Renewal...

Olmsted Board Names New Executive Director

published 4/24/2019
The Board of Directors of Olmsted Manor Retreat Center has selected the Rev. Al Hammer, an ordained deacon in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, to become the Center’s executive director, effective July 1. Jody Larson, the current executive director, informed the board last year of his intention to retire in the summer of 2019, after serving 41 years at Olmsted, in Ludlow, PA.  A search committee was formed to seek candidates and select a new executive director. Rev. Al Hammer Rev. Hammer ...

WPAUMC enews --April 17, 2019

published 4/23/2019
Holy Week Pastoral Letter: In a pastoral letter for Holy Week, the president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops notes, “The conclusion of Lent historically led to readiness for baptism (or new life) and confession of our sin. As United Methodists, we would benefit from a greater capacity to forgive one another, and to ask for this same forgiveness in return. Jesus models this for us, from the cross (Luke 23). Read Bishop Kenneth Carter’s letter Nurture Relationships After Easter: Often,...

WPAUMC enews -- April 10, 2019

published 4/11/2019
At the Lake Ministries is accepting reservations for its first full season  providing fishing and boating opportunities for individuals with special needs and their families. Get details. Annual Conference News: Registration for the 2019 Western PA annual conference session will be live next week on the Conference website. You’ll also find an online form to request space in the display area and forms to download to request special meals or rooms for special meetings. Visit wpaumc.org/AC The ...

WPAUMC enews --April 3, 2019

published 4/4/2019
Commit 2019: A few hundred Confirmation students and their leaders visited the United Methodist Center last Friday and Saturday to meet Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and learn about mission and ministry. The sessions focused on the commitments the students will make when they are confirmed -- to support the church with their presence, prayers, gifts, service and witness. See the Commit photo albums, including some shots of the fabulous Name 5 game, at flickr.com/photos/wpaumc/albums/ InFocus: The...

Team Seeks Nominees for Evangelism Awards

published 4/1/2019
UPDATE: Nomination deadline extended to May 1, 2019! The Western PA Conference Evangelism Team is seeking nominations of clergy or laypersons to receive a Denman Award for Evangelism. The awards honor those who consistently reach others with the good news of God's love.  Three nominees will be selected for an award in 2019 -- one clergy person, one lay person and one youth.  The WPAUMC Evangelism Team encourages pastors, congregations or individuals to submit nominations. An award winner's ...

WPAUMC enews --March 27, 2019

published 3/29/2019
General Conference Debriefing: The final three of 10 General Conference debriefing sessions with Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, the WPAUMC Way Forward team and GC2019 delegates were held last weekend. All 10 sessions were well-attended. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covered the event at Salem UMC in Wexford last Sunday. See story More GC Reaction: Explore Clarion posted a story with area pastors’ response to the actions of the 2019 General Conference.  Read it. Engaging Your Community: Rev. Junius...

WPAUMC enews --March 20, 2019

published 3/22/2019
Eyeglass Clinics Improve Vision, Lives: More than 4,000 people in rural Zimbabwe now can see a little better with new glasses provided through a Nyadire Connection program coordinated by Don Ziegler in Pittsburgh and Dr. Larry Tanyaniwa at the Nyadire UM Mission in Zimbabwe. Read UM News story Zimbabwe Hit by Cyclone, Flooding: United Methodists in Zimbabwe were mobilizing to assist those affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai and the accompanying rain, mudslides and flooding that continues to cause...

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