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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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Follow-up from the Penn West Conference Annual Meeting and UCC General Synod

Be Transformed, Part II” was the theme of our 61st Penn West Conference Annual Gathering & Meeting. Our 2023 meeting was held at Penn West: California, with a Zoom option on June 9-10, 2023. Our keynote presenter was the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates, Conference Minister of the Penn Northeast Conference. Also “Making All Things New” was the theme of the 34th General Synod of the United Church of Christ. It was held in Indianapolis IN from June 30 through July 4, 2023. The Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson was elected our new General Minister & President, and proposed bylaw changes (allowing for Synod to occur every three years instead of every two, after 2025) were approved. Numerous resolutions were passed, and we had a chance to caucus with others across the state of Pennsylvania. For more details on this past year’s synod, please visit www.generalsynod.org.

2024 Annual Gathering & Meeting

The 2024 Penn West Conference Annual Gathering & Meeting will be held along with Annual Meetings of the other three UCC Conferences in the state of Pennsylvania. It will take place from June 6-9 at the Penn Stater in State College PA: The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center | The Official Site. We are excited about this new venue and for the opportunity to gather with our UCC siblings from across the state for this important time. We will have time together and time on our own to conduct our Conference business. We anticipate hearing from the Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson as our preacher in our June 9 Sunday morning worship service. More details about this gathering and meeting will be shared soon. Also, for more information about our Keystone conversations, please visit Keystone Project - PSEC.

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!

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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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