"Give all your worries and cares to God,
for he cares about what happens to you." 1 Peter 5:7

Prayer connects us with God. Sharing each other's concerns strengthens our faith and reminds that we are not alone. How may we pray for you?

Praying for each other is important to us. Please call all prayer concerns to Karen Peffer (724-452-8715) our Prayer Coordinator. If Karen is unavailable, please phone Joann Castor or Jim and Esther Miller. Special thanks for your help in keeping us in touch with the concerns of our church family. Let us continue to lift one another up in a spirit of prayer. If you would like to be added to our prayer concerns e-mail list, please notify the church office.

Spoken and un-spoken prayer request can also be made by calling the church office at 724-843-0862, or sending an e-mail to unionville1@comcast.net

Current Prayer Concerns for our Church Family and Friends are published in each months Church Newsletter. Prayer concerns received after each newsletter has been published are posted on this page as they are received. Please check back often.

Tuesday, July 25th . . .

“As you entrust your concerns to Me, I receive them into My care and keeping. This lightens your load and helps you gain traction so you can move forward in dependence on Me. I don’t guarantee you a trouble-free journey, but I do promise to make your life meaningful. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Treasure My teaching in your heart, for it is not your plans but My counsel that will stand.” ~Jesus Always – Sarah Young

Dear Friends,

Feels like I’ve been gone forever! Nice to be back.

Please continue prayers for Ellen Biddle as she recovers from surgery on her liver. Ellen did well and may come home today! PRAISE!!!

Please lift John Novak in prayer. John is the son of Joe and Joanne, he has been diagnosed with cancer and will be receiving treatments each Thursday.

Please continue prayers for Marsha McMillen as she continues her recovery at home! PRAISE!!!

Bill Hollingshead has been moved to Passavant Zelie for rehabilitation. Please continue prayers for Bill and Elmira. PRAISE!!!

Prayers have been requested for Tina Petrik.

Please also lift Eddie Frederick in prayer. Eddie is Tina’s nephew. He has rejected his kidney that was given to him by Tina and is in need of another kidney transplant.

Archie Smith has been admitted to the Medical Center. Please lift Archie and Lois in prayer.

Kristi Fiscus has received good news from the doctor who has advised that she does not suffer from epilepsy and the episodes she has experienced are not seizures! This is a praise as it means the situation is not as serious, although we still don’t know the cause or a cure for the episodes. She has had one that we are aware of since her release from the hospital and she continues to suffer from headaches, fatigue and vertigo. Please continue prayers for Kristi and for the doctors as they determine a course of action.



I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. ~Psalm 32:8

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of Tim Simpson’s passing. Tim is brother to Terry and Jackie Simpson. Please lift the Simpson family in prayer.



For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.   So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Wednesday, July 19th . . .

We have several concerns to lift in prayer this day:

  • For the Kail family, as Chris (Tonya Mohrbacher’s boss) has gone to be with the Lord;
  • For Matt Schetlin, who has been diagnosed with a large mass in his colon.  Biopsy is being scheduled.  Matt is the brother of Terry Ewing & Lori Calve.
  • Continued prayers for Marsha McMillan as she rehabs at HealthSouth following back surgery.
  • For Tom Clinton as the doctors prepare to treat a stomach aneurism.
  • For Ellen Biddle, who is preparing for liver surgery this Friday.
  • For Jenny Smith; for her anxiety and general health.  Jenny is scheduled for a colonoscopy & endoscopy on September 7.
  • For Bill Hollingshead, who is in UPMC North Hills Passavant Hospital, wrestling with breathing issues.

While we cry out to the Lord for intervention in many of our situations, we also give thanks for the support of this community.

We give thanks for the many blood donors who participated at yesterday’s blood drive, as well as those volunteers who handled hospitality, check-in, and the cantina.

We give thanks for those who have assisted in moving pews and furnishings to accommodate the sanctuary carpet project, and those who have put in so much time and energy in the expansion of Classroom 5.


“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.  Awake, my soul!  Awake, harp and lyre!  I will awaken the dawn.  I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.  For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.”     (Psalm 57:7-11)  

Friday, July 17th . . .

Rejoice in Me always. This is a moment by moment choice.

It is possible to find joy in Me, even in the most difficult times.

Because I am always near, I am always available to help you.

I can even carry you through times of extreme adversity. ~Jesus Lives – Sarah Young

Dear Friends,

Please continue prayers for Marsha McMillen as she continues recovery after extensive back surgery. She is doing well.

Bill Hollingshead remains hospitalized and is resting and receiving treatments for his breathing. Continue prayers for Bill.

Pat Ream is recovering after a esophageal bypass surgery. Please lift prayers for Pat.

Carole Young’s wound is healing nicely and she has had the wound vac removed, which should help with her anxiety.



Please continue to pray for my friend Debbie Kowalski.  She received her 2nd chemo treatment this week and will continue a weekly treatment every Thursday.  She has not complained much but that is her nature.  Please keep her husband and son in prayer also and for the Lord to give the doctor’s the wisdom to treat her. 

Continue to keep our friend Darwin Parish III in prayer.  He continues to struggle with his lung disease and the swelling and blisters on his legs when he is on them to long.  He is able to occasionally work depending on the job and if it requires standing.  His boss is trying to work around his problems when he can.


Kathy Landis

He has put a new song in my mouth. Praise to our God! ~Psalm 40:3

PRAYER MINISTRY: Intentional prayer every day at 3 pm for our Bishop, The Cabinet, Our District Superintendent, Our Church, Our Pastor and Church Leaders.