Pittsburgh Parish

Facilitating the most efficient use of resources is a specialty of Church Union. Connections about congregations who have already shared staff and laity expertise and energy led to the formation of the Pittsburgh Parish. Four churches comprise with network of four diverse and unique congregations. The congregations meet together for seasonal worship, social and management experiences such as Maundy Thursday services, bowling, picnics, and the annual Charge Conference. Staff members assist with preaching, music ministries, and youth programs.


The Pittsburgh Parish:

Calvary UMC in Allegheny West, Northside

Emanuel UMC, in Elliot, West End

New Hope UMC, in Central Northside

Church of Our Saviour, in Northview Heights, Northside


An example of the impact of Church Union’s nurturing of resources, Church of Our Saviour is a growing congregation. Financial management support from UMCU has helped Church of Our Saviour to maintain focus and viability during its early growth. The congregation has initiated new programs including a youth program and youth choir as well as Vacation Bible School.