Annual Gathering & Meeting

Our ambassadors from the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Bishop Elorde Sambat, Conference Minister Noel Pagdilao, and the Rev. Marjorie Belmonte at our Annual Gathering & Meeting at California University of Pennsylvania.

Annual Gathering & Meeting

Our 54th Penn West Conference Annual Gathering & Meeting took place on June 10-11 at California University of Pennsylvania. Some of the highlights of the time included:

  • Our mission outreach to California, Pennsylvania
  • Conversations with Todd Muchnicki, COO of our Pension Boards
  • Worship with the Rev. Kate Matthews, Dean of the Amistad Chapel
  • Welcoming our Mission Partners from the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (thanks to all our churches who welcomed and hosted them during their stay with us!)
  • Celebrating with our featured Mission Partner, St. Paul's Continuing Care Community
  • Celebrating Living Waters and outdoor ministry
  • Learning about fair trade from our Economic Justice Minister Edie Rasell
  • Learning about e-giving from Tessa Niederbaumer from our national staff
  • Welcoming Terri Roberts, author of the popular book, "Forgiven"
  • Technology tutoring, youth programming, information sharing, and much, much more!

We were blessed by our time together in this new setting. A huge word of thanks to our Annual Gathering & Meeting Planning Team and to everyone who helped make the weekend such an important and memorable time!

Here are materials from our June 10-11, 2016 Annual Gathering & meeting.

Also, here is a link to the Annual Gathering & Meeting sermon given by Bishop Elorde Sambat, our ambassador from the United Church of Christ in the Philippines.