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Annual Gathering and Meeting

The Annual Gathering & Meeting of the Penn West Conference will be held on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, at California University of Pennsylvania. “Feed My Sheep” is our theme, and our featured presenter is the Rev. Tom Johnson, Head of School of the Neighborhood Academy of Pittsburgh. Many important things will be happening at this year’s meeting, including a resolution about our Continuing Care Retirement Facilities, changes to our Constitution and By-Laws, news about our Regional Youth Event, time with delegates to General Synod 31, a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. Dr. Paul Westcoat, and much, much more! This will be a gathering that you won’t want to miss. Please click on the tabs, “Who We Are” and “Annual Gathering and Meeting” for documents that will be in this year’s booklet. We’ll look forward to seeing you at Cal U!
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Mission Grants

Could your church use some help with operational expenses, reaching out, or transformation & renewal? If so, our Penn West Conference Mission Grants may be just for you. Last year, we gave away over $30,000.00 worth of grants to our churches, and this coming year, your church could be one of those beneficiaries. Our Mission Grants materials are being distributed by mail this year with our Annual Gathering & Meeting materials. They are also available on our website under the tabs, “Resources” and “Mission Grants.”

General Synod

Our Penn West Conference delegation to General Synod 31 in Baltimore, Maryland, is ready to go! There are a lot of important items coming before General Synod this year, including proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws and numerous resolutions. To learn more about General Synod, please visit http://synod.uccpages.org/.

Justice and Witness

Our All Association Spring Meeting this year focused on important areas of Justice and Witness in the life of our church. To learn more about some of the materials covered in the breakout groups, please click on the tabs for “Ministries” and “Justice & Witness.”

Pastors’ Retreat

The Penn West Conference Pastor’s Retreat will be held from Tuesday, September 26 through Wednesday, September 27 at Antiochian Village in Bolivar PA. We will be led by presenters from the Pension Boards who will be leading sessions on physical wellness and financial health. We hope to see as many of our pastors there who can make it. Save the dates!


Our Partners in Faith Formation are pleased to host our Penn West Conference Bookstore at First Reformed United Church of Christ, 312 South Maple Avenue, Greensburg PA. The store is a year-round resource for our congregations and members. It is a continuation and expansion of what our Partners in Faith Formation offer at our Conference Annual Gathering & Meeting. We hope to be of service to you!

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Welcome to the PWC Website!

Welcome to the Penn West Conference website! On this site, you will find insights, resources, materials, and links that highlight the ministries of the United Church of Christ in the Penn West Conference. We're glad that you are visiting us!



Rev. David Ackerman
Conference Minister

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