2019 Grant Award Recipients

2019 UMFWPA Grant Awards

The Foundation is immensely proud of the ministry being done by the churches and other organizations that received grant awards this year as a part of our annual grant program. These ministries represent the very best which can be accomplished when people come together to help one another and spread the message of God’s love. To all who received a grant award, the Foundation congratulates you on all that you have already accomplished and may God continue to bless your ministry and all who make your good work possible!

The Awardees
Organization Ministry What this ministry is accomplishing
About Face Church Outreach Consultants Evangelism Leaders Training An educational program that will equip participants with the tools and practical resources to recruit, train, lead and facilitate an effective evangelism team within the local church.
Ashes to Life UMC Celebrate Recovery A recovery ministry for those who have struggled with addiction making use of a small group approach and the Twelve Steps.
Changing Expectations Ministry Johnstown Summer Programming Providing programming for children in Johnstown during the summer months - from camping opportunities to movie nights and swimming.
Christ UMC of Erie Children and Family Ministry Providing key programs for the children and families of Christ UMC of Erie and the surrounding community.
Christ UMC of North Huntingdon Sonbeam Preschool Providing a complete preschool program for children of the community.
Coraopolis UMC Wednesday Community Dinner Bringing together the church and the surrounding community for a free nutritious meal held monthly.
Fairview UMC Wesley Station Preschool Providing a faith-based, quality preschool education to the children of the community.
Faith UMC of Sharpsburg Neighborhood Table Breaking down boundaries by bringing together members of the community from all life circumstances and providing legal, medical, and financial clinics to those in need.
First Charities First Food and Friends Dedicated to ministering to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the homeless and disadvantaged within the East End communities of Pittsburgh.
First UMC of Kittanning ARC Manor Outreach Group A ministry to the community of ARC Manor, an addiction recovery facility, sharing messages of redemption, evangelization, holy living, forgiveness and the love of God.
First UMC of Pittsburgh Family Promise Project Providing homeless families with shelter, meals, hospitality and support until they can return to sustainable, independent living as part of the network of Family Promise in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Grace UMC of Coal Center Grace Christian Education Center Providing education in a faith-based, nurturing environment for preschool age children as well as before and after care for students up to 12 years of age.
Grove Avenue UMC Johnstown District Library Establishing a library service which will allow churches to share their curriculum resources with each other and provide outreach to the underserved residents of the Moxham community.
Hair Peace Charities You Are Never Alone Providing copies of You Are Never Alone, Prayers to Sustain You Through Cancer to cancer patients.
Jefferson UMC Fresh Expressions A new approach to expressions of faith which will include the creation of specific small worship communities such as yoga church and dinner church.
New Virginia UMC CHAOS Work Camp A program of New Virginia UMC's youth who travel to Wheeling, WV to assist with home repairs for those in need.
Oakmont UMC Vacation Bible School Oakmont UMC's Vacation Bible School Program which is open to members of the community.
Otterbein UMC Feeding the Spirit Establishing three new ministries dedicated to helping those in need in the community.
Pine Run UMC Summer Programming A ministry which provides programming such as games, activities, planting community gardens, and beautifying the community for children who attend the summer lunch program.
South Hills Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry and Community Garden Providing healthy food and produce for more than 1,800 individuals in need.
United Methodist Church Union Kids Meal Network Providing nutritious meals to over 10,000 children in need during the long summer months when school is not in session.
United Methodist Human Services Bridges to Success A poverty alleviation initiative for individuals living in economic instability who are ready to make a change.