A Season of Celebrating - 10 Years of ELCA-UMC Full Communion

20-Oct-2019 to 20-Oct-2019

Save the Date! Celebratory Worship Service 
Sunday, October 20: 4 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland

(311 Cumberland Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237)

[Facebook Event]


Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the 2009 Full Communion Agreement between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Methodist Church. Bishop Kurt Kusserow of the Southwestern PA Synod of the ELCA will be preaching, and Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Western PA Annual Conference of the UMC will be presiding. Service will include celebration of Holy Communion, recognition of shared ministries, special guest musicians, and refreshments and time for conversation following the service. All clergy and laity are invited to attend. RSVP appreciated but not required: ELCAUMC@gmail.com.

This service will kick off A Season of Celebrating, in which UMC and ELCA churches throughout Southwestern PA are invited to reach out to their nearest UMC or ELCA congregation to plan your own joint worship service, bible study, fellowship meal, or mission project. Please let our planning team know about your local celebrations by emailing us at  ELCAUMC@gmail.com or completing our survey at bit.ly/ELCAUMC. Survey responses will be used to assist our Bishops and Judicatory Staff in identifying future opportunities for shared mission, shared ministry, and communities that may benefit from exchange of ordained ministers.