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Note: If you would like to make a donation to one of our Mission Partners, please visit “Donate to Our Mission Partners” under the “Resources” tab. Thank you again for your generous support!

Caring for Churches, Caring for Clergy

Please find links to the Level 1 (basic statement) and Level 2 (more detail) Case Statements for our Caring for Churches, Caring for Clergy Campaign. For more information about this effort, please contact david@pennwest.org or office@pennwest.org.

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61st Penn West Conference Annual Gathering & Meeting

“Be Transformed, Part II” is the theme of our 2023 Penn West Conference Annual Gathering & Meeting. This year’s meeting will again be a hybrid gathering. We will be meeting in person at California University of Pennsylvania (now Penn West University, California Campus, 250 University Ave., California PA 15419) and have an online option for those wishing to participate virtually. We will meet on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10. Our keynote presenter is the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates, Conference Minister of the Penn Northeast Conference. Here is the text of the Official Call letter and here is the schedule. Moreover, here is a registration form if you are attending in person and here is a registration form if you are planning to attend via Zoom. Last, but not least, if you wish to register online instead of using the forms, please do so at Tithe.ly Event Registration. Reports and additional materials should be posted on the website by the end of May.

34th General Synod of the United Church of Christ

The 34th General Synod of the United Church of Christ will be held in Indianapolis IN from June 30 – July 4, 2023. Please pray for our delegation and for all who will be delegates/participants at Synod. You are also invited to attend Synod as a visitor. Details on registering and on information about General Synod may be found at www.generalsynod.org.

Penn West Academy Faculty Positions

The Penn West Academy for Ministry is seeking faculty positions for Instructors in Worship & Preaching and in Church History. We are seeking, qualified, gifted instructors who will help us to prepare new leaders in the life of our church. Here is a position description, and here is an application form. If you are interested in either position, please fill out the application form and return it to Penn West Academy Dean Joseph Hedden at hills.church.3618@gmail.com by Friday, May 26, 2023.

Associate for Youth Ministry Search

Are you gifted and have experience Leading others? Are you seeking work that impacts the Spiritual lives of future generations? Does teaching children and young people about God’s love for them bring you joy? Do you find it fulfilling to help other leaders grow in areas of youth ministry? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the opportunity for you! We are seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill the role of Associate for Youth Ministry in the Penn West Conference.

A position description may be found here. The position is part-time and hours will vary; the approximate average is 10 hours per week. Salary currently offered is $629 per month, plus mileage, registration fees, and expenses for youth events. Interested applicants should send a resume, along with three letters of recommendation and, if possible at this time, clearances/certifications (PA State Police, Childline, FBI Fingerprint) to Rev. David Ackerman at david@pennwest.org. The deadline for submitting materials is Friday, April 21.

Prayers for our Partners in the Philippines

We give thanks to God for the partnership that Penn West Conference has with the Northwest Luzon Conference of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. We ask that you continue to remember to support them our SHEEP Fund (Sustaining Hope for Educational Expenses in the Philippines). Gifts to the SHEEP Fund may be made electronically using the donate button on our homepage, and/or by sending a check to the Conference, with SHEEP Fund in the memo. Thank you for all the efforts you are doing to share God’s love across the globe!

Pandemic Reflections from our Conference Minister, Rev. David Ackerman

As we continue to live into the world as it has evolved after the COVID-19 outbreak, I continue to urge people to be vaccinated and to follow the advice of the CDC, as well as PA and MD health officials. I commend churches for the steps they have taken since the pandemic began to mitigate the spread of the virus and to connect using technology. Moving forward, I urge that common sense and care be used to keep people safe from the virus, and I also pray that grace and compassion will fill our ongoing relationships with each other. As we continue to gather together via diverse means in the days to come, please continue to pray for healing and health for all.

"God is Still Speaking"

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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