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Resource Center

Located at 9625 Perry Highway, the Resource Center is on the ground floor of the Synod Office.  It can be reached through the main Synod phone number, 412-367-8222.  Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Evenings and Saturdays are by appointment.



As of February 1st, the Resource Center is “officially” open again to serve your ministry needs. Your patience during the past three months has been appreciated! All necessary remediation and repairs have been made. A few cosmetic things need attention but the space is again all useable.

Contact the Resource Center for assistance with:
-how to locate new, vetted, resources for personal or congregational use
-how to better connect and network with others in the synod or ELCA
-continued personal or congregational spiritual growth

Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod
Resource Center
Where Ministry Begins!
412-367-8222 or

RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE was held on September 27, 2016.

“Thanks to all who contributed in any way to making the SWPA Synod Resource Center Open House such a delightful afternoon! Approximately 50 people took advantage of the opportunity to see the newly remodeled space. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful lunch provided by Lutheran SeniorLife, great conversations, the chance to see some of the new technology in action, and fun giveaways. If you missed the open house, make your plans now to visit the Resource Center in the very near future!”

Deacon Elizabeth A. Caywood

See PHOTO GALLERY from event, below:



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The Resource Center CATALOG is available online.  Click HERE to access approximately 2,000 resources entered in the catalog--with new resources added weekly.

For additional ideas see contributions on PINTEREST! Located under "ALRC (Association of Lutheran Resource Centers)."


Our ministry is about making connections! We encourage individuals as well as congregations and their leaders to share their gifts and resources.  We invite you to the Resource Center to engage in conversation and learning with others, for consultations to discern theologically sound and culturally relevant curriculum for your congregation's programs, and to preview and borrow resources to equip the members of your congregation for mission and ministry in your context. We also welcome all members of our congregations to come browse new and classic resources for individual nourishment of their faith journeys.

In addition to visiting the center, resources may be requested by phone or email, or by using the online catalog.


The Resource Center is made possible through our synod's mission support. Monetary donations are always welcome. Due to space restrictions we cannot receive all donations of books and DVDs. Please contact the Resource Center in advance for more information on donations of resources.

We welcome your time and talents. If you would be interested in volunteer service at the center, please contact us for additional information on the current needs.

Your time is important to us! Holiday schedules coincide with those established by the Synod Office. Meetings, consultations, etc. may occasionally close the Resource Center during regular hours. If at all possible, please call in advance to make certain someone is available to assist you.

Thank you for your support of this important ministry!
Elizabeth A. Caywood (AIM), Director of Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod Resource Center and Coordinator ELCA Resource Centers

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