Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching

Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching

An initiative to enhance our Camping and Retreat Ministries.

For more than 75 years, the Western Pennsylvania UMC Camping and Retreat Ministries have been providing ministry to youth, families, and adults from the congregations and communities of Western Pennsylvania. Owned and operated by the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, more than eight hundred congregations and thousands of people benefit from these ministry opportunities each year.

The mission of the WPAUMC Camping and Retreat Ministries is to provide leadership, connection, and resources to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Their vision is to ignite and sustain a passionate, spiritual connection with Christ among all people in Western Pennsylvania.

Because of the need for an investment in making the camping and retreat programs more financially accessible to all, as well as enhancing the facilities of our camps and retreat sites, the WPAUMC has launched the “Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching Campaign.” The goal of this campaign is to raise $2.5 to $5 million over the next 3 years. 50% of the proceeds will go towards capital improvements at each of the six camps, and the other 50% will be designated towards camper scholarships.

Ingomar Church has joined hundreds of other churches across the Annual Conference in support of this campaign. We have set a goal to raise $60,000 over the next 3 years. Over the coming weeks, we will hear from the pastors and members of our church of the importance of camps. We’ll hear stories of the impact they have had in the lives of the children, youth, and adults of Ingomar Church.

On Sunday, February 9, we will invite the congregation to make commitments to support the campaign. We invite you to prayerfully consider supporting this valuable ministry and contributing to the future of the WPAUMC Camping and Retreat Ministries.