WPAUMC enews - October 13, 2022



Pryor Installed as Washington District Superintendent: The Rev. Ross Pryor was installed as superintendent of the Washington District during a service on October, 9, 2022 at Jefferson Ave. United Methodist Church. In his spirited and passionate message, Rev. Pryor recognized the need for courage and strong leadership during this time of deep division. “Let’s be leaders and require leaders of all those in our presence,” he urged. “We are called upon in spite of the mess that we’re going through, to stand tall. To be strong. To be courageous.” Read more

Gimme Shelter: In a recent blog post, Conference treasurer Roger White reflects on an old Rolling Stones song he heard while driving and draws a comparison between the lyrics and scripture. Read blog.

Special NEJ Session: The special NEJ session to be held this Saturday, October 15 will be live-streamed on YouTube for reserve delegates and visitors. Watch session beginning at 9 am. 

Fifth Sunday- Ruth M. Smith Center: Many churches take a special mission offering on the fifth Sunday of a month. The Ruth M. Smith Center, a personal care home for adults with intellectual and/or physical impairments and the elderly, asks you to please consider a special offering for the Smith Center on the fifth Sunday in October. See information and download graphic.

UM News

 United Methodists Are Breaking Up in a Slow-motion Schism: Peter Smith of the AP News published a recent article examining the division in the denomination. Read more.  

General Agencies Face Tough Budgeting Season: United Methodist general agencies are developing their spending plans for the coming year, but that work is tricky as the denomination deals with the ongoing fallout of COVID, high inflation rates and rising church disaffiliations. Read article


Digital Ministry in the Small and Rural Church: This podcast episode examines the peculiar challenges for small churches and rural ministries when it comes to digital ministry. Listen

Top 10 Free Services UMCom Offers Churches: The menu of church communication services and tools available from United Methodist Communications is extensive. While some church leaders may never need some of our resources, each resource is created to cater to leaders in local United Methodist congregations. See resources.

Upcoming Events

Shred Event: Common Roots FCU is hosting a fun-filled shred event on Saturday, October 22. This is your chance to safely and securely destroy
all those papers, mail solicitations, and documents you have been waiting to get rid of. See flyer