Youth Pizza Study Resumes!

Like the Youth Pizza Study Facebook Page Selected Sundays, once a month 5-6:30pm hosted at St. James UMC All youth in grades 7-12 are invited for pizza, drinks, and discussion, games and video that dig into the topic of the day.  We have a pretty good time, too. (All required physical distancing by household/carload will … [Read more…]

2021 Church Officers: How will YOU serve?

The work of preparing for the fall church conference is well underway. This is the time we gather with all the United Methodist Churches in the Penns Valley cluster to holy conference and for members of each church to vote for or against the reports, officers, pastor’s salary, and other aspects of ministry for the … [Read more…]

A Maundy Thursday Message from Pastor Theresa

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Words cannot express how hard it is not seeing you Sunday mornings. However, I believe the Holy Spirit is alive and well and moving and that we will come through this time stronger and more alive than before! As you know, we had … [Read more…]

St. James Security Updates Estimates

St. James UMC Trustees and Administrative Board assessed security improvements to the exterior doors and their windows at the March 4, 2020 meeting. After months of discussion and prayerful consideration of the recommendations offered by Sheriff Bryan Sampsell and Dep. Robert Noell, we have requested and compiled estimates for specific improvements. We are asking for … [Read more…]

The Renewing Waters of Baptism

You have many identities; son, daughter, brother, sister, husband, wife, neighbor, coach, co-worker. Becoming a Christian is to choose a new identity as one who has “put on Christ”. We celebrate becoming a new Christian through the Sacrament of Baptism, a ritual that begins with putting off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers … [Read more…]

Charge Conference October 14, 2019

The Penns Valley Cluster churches, including the Penns Valley Charge churches, met Monday, October 14th at Grace UMC in Centre Hall. The purpose of a Charge Conference is to come together with our District Superintendent who officiates a service with Holy Communion and then presides over the business of the church. The Conference business is … [Read more…]

WANTED: Safe Sanctuaries Certified Volunteers

The Penns Valley Charge Churches are preparing for new people! That means preparing for new children. Each church has a Safe Sanctuaries policy that we must follow when offering ministry to kids, teens and at risk adults. Clearances and training are offered by the Susquehanna Conference and may be done online for those who prefer … [Read more…]

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Gather together around the table on Sunday mornings. Spend some casual, easy conversation and deeper learning about Scripture, what it means to you, what it means to others, and how it makes a difference in our every day ordinary. Trinity Woodward UMC follows the 8:30am worship, starts at approximately 9:45am in the fellowship hall, with … [Read more…]

VIDEOS: Congregation Security Workshop

The Susquehanna Conference partnered with the South-Central Task Force to provide video coverage of the Congregation Security Workshop held at Milton Hershey School. Covering topics of: Security Planning for Houses of Worship; Observational Techniques; Active Shooter Responses for Houses of Worship; the ‘Stop the Bleed ‘program; Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship, and Weapons in Houses of Worship. View the video playlist to select … [Read more…]