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January 2022 Newsletter

We're Hiring!

Worship Accompanist

Avery UMC seeks a creative and energetic musician to provide musical accompaniment on a Clavinova for all worship at Avery UMC. Knowledge of a broad range of musical genres used in worship is preferred. Preference is for a blend of traditional, folk, and modern praise music. The accompanist will collaborate with the appointed pastor to plan all musical details of worship, and will be responsible for scheduling and accompanying musicians, soloists, and other musical offerings for worship. Compensation will be determined based on ability and experience. To apply, submit resume with relevant work experience to

Spirituality On Demand

Check out out church's YouTube page for videos to help you grow spiritually from home, including Spiritual Exercises, Bible Reading Tips, Worship & Sermon Videos, and Bible Stories for Kids.

District and Conference News

Avery UMC is part of the Washington District, within the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church.


The 2021 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference Session was held June 18-19. Pastor Erik attended in person as a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry. Avery UMC’s lay delegate, JR Pond, attended virtually.

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Pryor Named Washington District Superintendent

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi has appointed the Rev. Ross Pryor to serve as Superintendent of the Washington District, effective Jan. 1, 2022.  Rev. Paul Ritchey, the current Washington DS, will move to the Greensburg District when Rev. Patricia Nelson returns to local church ministry as pastor of Holiday Park UMC after nearly eight years on the Cabinet.