Collects and preserves the historically significant records of the Conference and its agencies and assists local churches in preserving their records, compiling their histories, and celebrating their heritage.
Interprets, advocates, and works for the unity of the Christian church and encourages dialogue and cooperation with persons of other faiths.
Develops and promotes programs and action on issues of social justice based on the United Methodist Social Principles and legislative actions of the Annual Conference.
The Western Pennsylvania Conference Communications Commission and staff provide resources, news, information and training for ministries of our congregations and United Methodists. The commission is comprised of volunteers form Conference churches, laity and clergy.
Includes representatives of all Conference agencies to act as the coordinating body to carry out directives of the Annual Conference, and serves as an executive agency to oversee and evaluate the work and ministries of the Conference between annual sessions.
Provides leadership, connection, and resources, to assist the people of Western Pennsylvania, to live lives that are wholistically healthy (body, mind and spirit) and therefore will enable them to more effectively fulfill the mission of the United Methodist Church, "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
Develops and implements a comprehensive plan for
Provides resources and training to enable the work of the local church ministries which focus on religion and race.
Informs the Conference regarding the needs and opportunities of small membership churches in rural, suburban, and urban settings and how they relate to the total life of the Conference.
Informs and sensitizes the leadership at all levels of the Conference regarding issues that affect women; extends their work into each district.
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. The Women's Division is the national policy-making body of this group. In Western Pennsylvania, United Methodist Women units are active in many local churches, and collaborate in ministry on the district and conference level.