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Fast Facts on Our New Joint Charge and Pastor

 

Rev. Wayne Cleary, 2nd row at right, with confirmation group from Zion Elton UMC.

Rev. Wayne Cleary, 2nd row at right, with confirmation group from Zion Elton UMC.

• Beginning on July 1, 2014, Central Church will become part of a new Joint Charge consisting of Homewood, Koppel, Clinton, and Central Churches.

(Riverview UMC will become part of a new 3-Church Joint Charge with Rochester UMC and “Faith on 68” UMC (formerly Zion UMC).)

• Central’s Sunday Worship time will return to 11:00 on July 1. The other three Churches will retain their current worship times (Clinton–8:45; Koppel-8:30; and Homewood-9:30).

• Our new pastor will be Rev. Wayne Cleary, who is currently serving Zion UMC in Elton, PA. For the past four years, Pastor Cleary has helped Zion Church minister to those in poverty in their community through the “Bridges Out of Poverty” program.

(His wife, Pat, will be appointed to serve as pastor at Ellwood City UMC, and the couple will live in the Ellwood City parsonage.)

• In addition to our new pastor, Jan Davis is being appointed as a Preaching Assistant to share the weekly preaching duties between the four Churches. (Rev. Cleary will determine the schedule.)

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