Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference

Social Concerns
Bishops Cynthia Moore-Koikoi (left) of the Western Pennsylvania Conference and Eben K. Nhiwatiwa of the Zimbabwe Area celebrate the signing of a continuing partnership covenant between the two areas during the 2019 Laity Academy at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Zimbabwe, Western Pennsylvania partnership continues

A new covenant between the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area and Western Pennsylvania Conference continues a long-standing partnership that has improved health care, provided safe water, addressed poverty and built churches and relationships.
General Church
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, left, greets the Rev. Joey Heath-Mason immediately after ordaining him as a full elder. Photo by Alison Burdett, Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Court docket reflects busy conference season

Decisions of law by bishops, conference requests for rulings and two decision requests by the Council of Bishops are on the United Methodist Judicial Council’s fall agenda.
Mission and Ministry
Seminary students ask questions during a briefing at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. A new study looks at the sustainability and contributions of the 13 United Methodist seminaries in the U.S. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Study asks: Are 13 seminaries sustainable?

A new study examines what the 13 United Methodist seminaries contribute and how they fit in the ecosystem of U.S. theological education.

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