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2019-2020 Penn West Conference Board of Directors

Annual Gathering & Meeting and General Synod

Thanks to everyone who helped to make our Penn West Conference Annual Gathering & Meeting such an amazing one to remember! We were truly blessed to have the Rev. Traci Blackmon with us. Please save the dates for our 2020 Annual Gathering & Meeting at California University of Pennsylvania. It will be held on June 12-13, and our featured presenter will be the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, Associate General Minister, Wider Church Ministries and Operations, United Church of Christ

Also, we are looking for people to lead workshops at our 2020 Annual Gathering & Meeting. This year, we are taking applications for workshop leaders. As you can see in the application form, there are certain categories of workshops that we are seeking. Please look the application form over carefully for more details, and please give some thought and prayer into whether you would be willing to lead a workshop. The deadline for us to receive applications is January 8, 2020. The application form to lead a workshop may be found here.

And thanks to all our delegates who represented our Conference so well at the 32nd General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was truly an amazing experience. General Synod 33 is scheduled to be held from July 16-20, 2021 in Kansas City MO.

Pastoral Ethics Program, 2020

Our Pastoral Ethics Program in 2020 will focus on “Technology and Boundaries.” We are blessed to welcome the Rev. Dr. Deirdre Hainsworth as our presenter. This program will be open to both Authorized Ministers and lay persons and is a requirement for Authorized Ministers under the 2017 Pastoral Ethics Resolution (http://www.pennwest.org/content/pastoral-ethics.html) approved by our Associations. Here are the dates and locations for our 2020 events.

  • Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville PA on Saturday, April 18, from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.
  • Living Waters Camp & Conference Center, 300 Camp Living Water Rd., Schellsburg PA on Tuesday, May 5, from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.
  • California University of Pennsylvania, 250 University Ave., California PA on Thursday, June 11, from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Please register for one of these here. If you have a financial hardship with the fee for any reason, please contact the Conference Minister. Laypeople are highly encouraged to come and participate in this year’s event, as well. We hope to see you there!


Our Global Missions Team is continuing to share the good news about our SHEEP fund to help with educational opportunities for both children and ministry students with our partners in the Northwest Luzon Conference of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. “SHEEP” stands for “Sustaining Hope for Educational Expenses in the Philippines.” To donate, please make a donation to the Penn West Conference and put “SHEEP Fund” in the memo. Or, visit click on the donate button on this page and choose the option for the United Church of Christ in the Philippines.

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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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