Annual Conference 2011

This year’s Annual Conference session for all United Methodist Churches in Western Pennsylvania will be held at Grove City College on June 9-12.  This year’s theme is “Hungers of the Heart.” While only designated clergy and lay representatives from each congregation may vote on church legislation, most of the Conference activities are open to everyone. 

Easter Day Worship

Worship on Easter Day will be held at 11:00 AM. Christian Education classes will not meet at 9:30 AM, but everyone is welcome to come early for coffee and refreshments before worship. Also, the junior church class and nursery care will not be available Easter Day.  Children are invited to worship with their families.

Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship

Congregations of the Swissvale area ministerium will be hosting worship services Wednesday evenings at 7 PM during Lent.  A Good Friday via dolorosa walk will also be held during Holy Week.  All are invited to attend. Services will be held at the following locations: Wednesday, March 16, 7 PM: Living Spirit Ministry United Methodist Church, 7415 Irvine St. Wednesday,

Lent 2011: Nooma and unChristian

Lent is a period of spiritual self-examination and penance in preparation for Easter.  Each of the five Sundays in Lent, our adult Christian Education class will watch and discuss a Nooma video, and the sermon will focus on a chapter from the book unChristian by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons.  These resources can be tools for us during Lent as we reevaluate what it