Updated August 7, 2020
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, after consultation with her Coordinating Cabinet, Conference Secretary John Wilson and Conference Sessions Chair Alan Morrison, announced on April 3 that the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference session scheduled for June 11-13, 2020 at Grove City College had been cancelled. The celebrations and the necessary business of the Conference will be cared for in different ways and at different places, she said.
"While much about the spread of coronavirus is still not known, including whether stay-at-home orders will still be in place in June, we decided to change our plans now. Concern for the health and safety of our Annual Conference members, many of whom are among the most vulnerable populations, was the most important factor in my decision," the Bishop said in an email to clergy and voting lay members sent April 3.
Rev. Morrison, who chairs the Conference Sessions Team, initially made alternate arrangements to care for all the necessary business of the Annual Conference. But as cases of COVID-19 spiked in parts of Western PA and across the nation, it became clear that holding in person sessions safely might not be possible. As of August 8, the schedule included: