Zoom Meetings Connect Clergy
The Western PA Conference program staff is hosting twice weekly informational Zoom meetings for pastors to provide resources and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Zoom meetings are usually on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:15 a.m.
Clergy who are serving in churches receive an email 24-to-48 hours before each session inviting them to register. Registration is limited to 100 to provide a quality experience for all participants. If there is a demand, some sessions may be offered a second time. After each session, “Top Take-Aways” are posted on the Conference website under the Resources menu listing COVID-19>COVID-19 Clergy Conversations, as well as on the WPAUMC Facebook page.
Schedule for the week of March 29-April 4, 2020
- Monday, March 30, 2020, 10 – 11:15 a.m. “Pastoral Care” with Rev. Eric Park, Butler District Superintendent, and Rev. Brad Lauster, Washington District Superintendent. Ideas will be shared as how to provide pastoral care in a season of “social distancing.” A local funeral director, Anne Huntsman, will also be a special presenter.
- Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10 – 11:15 a.m. “Resources for Holy Week and Easter” with Rev. Amy Wagner, Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization, and Shane Hinderliter, Coordinator of Camping & Retreat Ministries. Resources for worship and youth and children’s ministries will be provided.
- Bonus Session: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:30-10:30 a.m. “Resources for Easter Worship” with Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions. Rev. Amy Wagner is coordinating with Jason to share worship resources for the Easter celebration, specifically developed in conjunction with a WPA team.