About

Mission

“To Love the People of the World by striving to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ”

Vision

Planting the seed of God’s love;

Nurturing its growth in the Word;

Sharing its harvest with the world.

Values

Belonging to the Body of Christ

Becoming more like Jesus

Being with Jesus in ministry

 

Rev. Harold W. Blair

Pastor

Harold Blair was born into a Wesleyan Methodist pastor’s home in Brownsville, Pa.  He moved with his family to Akron, Ohio where he completed grades K -12.  He attended and graduated from Kansas City Bible School and College (now Kansas City College) in Overland Park, Kansas, with both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Theology degree.  For seven years he pastored two Wesleyan Methodist churches, first in Blairsville, Pa and then Ashville, New York.  Leaving pastoral ministry, he worked in various jobs including retail, health care and materials management and purchasing in health care settings. 

In July of 2010, he assumed his pastoral appointment as a Licensed Local Pastor at Kingsley UMC in Erie, where he served for 10 years.  During his years at Kingsley, he completed the Course of Study at Duke Divinity School.  Harold is passionate about people, pastoring and preaching and also enjoys conducting Bible Studies. 

He has been married to his wife Jerri for 36 years and she, with her love for people and training as a pianist and organist, is a real blessing to their ministry together.  They are the proud parents of five children who have blessed them with grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Their rescue Pomchi, Bayley, is both a blessing and a reminder of God’s grace to us as his rescues.  Harold enjoys reading, walking, biking, working around the house and yard, and attending musical concerts.

Though he retired in 2020, Harold looks forward to taking a hiatus from retirement to serve the good people of Phillipsville/Wattsburg Charge as their interim pastor.

laura lloyd

secretary

Laura joined the congregation at 12 years old when her family became members of the Wattsburg United Methodist Church where they still attend.  Although life has taken her into another church in her new community she has come back to serve as secretary for the charge in which she grew up.  

groups within our churches

Whatever your interest or ability we welcome you to join any of our groups. Do you have a group that you would like to see started? Please tell us about it, we’d love to know more.

Both Congregations

Men visit Chosen-the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am the men travel to Chosen to disassemble equipment for parts and scrap purposes; to supply medical equipment around the world. All men are welcome to join. The team enjoy lunch together at 12:00 pm.

Kids Alive!-is an outreach of local area churches for Wattsburg Area School children in grades 1-4. Kids Alive! programs are the second Tuesday of each month from September through March. The lessons are based on the Word of God, the Bible, and emphasize the basic truths of Christianity. Planning for the monthly program takes place on Tuesday mornings starting in July. 

Wattsburg

Dorcas Circle-meet the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. The women work on varying sewing projects to donate to local organizations. No skill is needed. They enjoy a lunch together after.

Wattsburg Women-meet the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 am.

Phillipsville

Choir-vocal and bell choirs run September through May with rehearsals alternating between choirs every other Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

Phillipsville Men-meet Wednesday mornings at 8:00 am for fellowship and work projects around the church.

Phillipsville Women-meet the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. All women are encouraged to attend.

our district

The Erie-Meadville District is a place of extreme diversity. Within it’s borders are every expression of faith and life, from a large city down to a undeveloped wildlife reserve. We live, worship, serve, reach out care because of our love for our Savior. 

our conference

The Western Pennsylvania Conference is made up of about 800 local churches in 23 counties. The Conference serves as a connection between the worldwide United Methodist Church and the congregations in the region.

global church

The United Methodists share a great deal with other demoninations. Explore what we believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and more.