West District News & Information


Conference teams visit DRC, Puerto Rico to explore mission needs

A small, joint team of Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware Conference Cabinet members and church leaders arrived Wednesday night, Feb. 14, in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) capital… Read more

Youth Pastor, Salem UMC [Manheim]

Salem United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Youth Pastor who will serve as the primary leader for the Youth Ministries at Salem.  The number of hours will depend on the abilities and vision of the selected youth pastor.  Excellent starting salary for qualified candidate. The successful candidate will have a passion for Jesus Christ, a passion for leading youth, and the ability to successfully communicate both.  Read more

Accountant, Salem UMC [Manheim]

Salem United Methodist Church, in Manheim, Pa is looking for a part time accountant to prepare and oversee all aspects of its financial and accounting environment. This position is an important leadership position within our community. Duties include accounts payables and receivables, payroll oversight, preparation of financial statements and other monthly fund balance reports, cash flow projections, and bank reconciliations.     Read more

Director of Children’s Ministry, Salem UMC [Manheim]

Salem United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries. The successful candidate will have a passion for Jesus Christ, a passion for leading children (ages 3 through 5th grade) and their families, and the ability to successfully communicate both. He/she will be highly relational, with the ability to think administratively. He/she will be vision gifted and initiative/action oriented with a teachable spirit and dynamic leadership skills. He/she will discern that their children’s ministry is a call from God, and be fully committed to changing the lives of children and their families.  Read more

New districts plan picnics in August, celebrations in September

The new North and South districts will both hold picnics in August for their clergy families, inviting all to come and get better acquainted. But clergy and laity of all… Read more

Boehm Circuit Rider

Mennonites reconnect with UMC founder

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (UMNS) — When Martin Boehm began preaching to a wider group of believers, he was ex-communicated. Now — more than 240 years later — Mennonites have renounced… Read more

Kristin E. Reifsnyder

SW District hires new DRA

The Eastern PA Conference is happy to announce the hiring of Kristin E. Reifsnyder as the new Southwest District Resource Assistant.  Kristin comes to us as a recent graduate with a Communications… Read more

Southwest District 2016 Tools for Ministry

Photos from the Southwest District 2016 Tools for Ministry

Photos by Rev. Jim Goudie  Read more

Washington Boro UMC, Southwest District, Eastern PA Conference UMC

Supporting a journey toward health, step by step

Gerald (Jerry) Reifsnyder, part-time Local Pastor at tiny Washington Boro UMC on the Southwest District, is raising donations for a worthy cause through his own personal walk-a-thon. The Lititz native,… Read more

Plans for a new faith community on the Southwest District

Starting September 6, the Southwest District will have a new faith community as Jeremy Graeff, an MDiv student at Lancaster Theological Seminary, launches Ember Christian Fellowship. This new faith community… Read more