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Our Beliefs

Armagh UM Church is part of The United Methodist Church, which affirms that the foundation of our beliefs are based in Holy Scripture. We believe in one God, who is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the death and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who washes away our sins by his spilled blood and sacrifice, giving those who believe in him eternal life. We believe that those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are made new in Christ and are filled by the Holy Spirit, seeking to be holy in character and conduct. We believe in the Holy Bible as God’s Word, which establishes God’s Grace to us and gives commandments on living that faithful and holy life. We believe that the purpose of The Church is to worship God in spirit and truth, to Love God and to Love one another as God loves us.

Our Core Values are stated simply by remembering the 3B's of Believe, Befriend & Be as in:


We believe in God. We befriend believers and the non-believers as all are God’s children. We edify and support each other as God has shown us Love first and convicts us to follow his example.

Our Mission

Armagh UM Church is part of The United Methodist Church, which is a global church of over 12.6 million members in over 125 countries.  The Mission of the Church is established in The Holy Bible and specifically stated in Matthew 28:19 & 20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commandments I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Armagh UM Church is UNITED in our Lord and Savior for the joy of life and living the community. We believe that we are a strong voice to SERVE our local area with our mission work and outreach programs. We edify and support believers within the church with WORSHIP services to glorify God, Sunday School classes that explore of the heart of God and His Word and with seasonal mid-week study groups that GROW our faith as Christians. Please visit our WORSHIPMINISTRIES and MISSION pages to explore opportunities for you to serve God and expand your faith within our church community. 
Our History

Armagh is the oldest community in Indiana County as it was first permanently settled in 1792. Eight families led by James and Margaret Graham immigrated from Northern Ireland and started roots in this area, which was originally called Plainfield. In 1798, the new land owners renamed this community Armagh after their home town and county back in Ireland.

Armagh United Methodist Church has roots that go back to 1867 when the first Board of Trustees was formed to plan the building of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The original church was built in Armagh Borough by Findlay Bracken at a total cost of $2,153 and was dedicated for service on April 26, 1868. Reverend Baker was the first minister. The building was renovated several times with plaster, carpeting and new pews and served as a worship and gathering place for over 90 years. Then in 1959, the congregation voted to build a new church as the attendance was growing beyond the building's capacity.

Initially, the building fund held only $896.98, but by March 1960, member donations had increased the fund to $2,429. The congregation voted to build the new church at it's present location on land donated by Samuel H. and Ruth M. Hutchison in East Wheatfield Township, along Philadelphia Street just west of the Armagh borough line. Henry Wagner of Builders Construction in Ebensburg, PA was contracted to build the new church at a cost of $50,000. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 13, 1961. The first worship service in the new Armagh Methodist Episcopal Church was held on Mother's Day, May 13, 1962, with the official service of Consecration following on June 3, 1962. The total costs including the furnishings were $80,000. 

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The Raymond Elliot Estate gave a generous gift to the church which brought the debt down to $13,000. Two additional properties behind the church were purchased from Hutchison Family Heirs in 1968 and 1969. A mortgage burning service was held on June 22, 1969.

The national church was also changing. In 1968, The Methodist Episcopal Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form The United Methodist Church. Therefore, the local church was renamed Armagh United Methodist Church, or Armagh UMC.

Armagh UMC shared a Pastor with another church until 1976 when it was declared a station church able to support it's own minister. A two story parsonage was built across from the church. Elliot Hall was constructed in 1991 to add a large meeting area, an education wing and more office space.

Our church has a long history within the Armagh community. We serve as an anchor in this small town on the southern edge of Indiana County. Our worship service is a comfort that gives spiritual food to many. Our modern facility is a meeting place for Scouting groups, Senior Citizens and WIC. We host Spaghetti Dinners, mission programs and other outreach events for the community. Our loving and caring congregation has grown over time to serve together in Our Lord's Family. Please explore this web site to learn more about us. We'd love to learn more about you.

Our Staff
Rev_Scott_Hamley_Cropped_350x325px  The Rev. Scott Hamley, Pastor
BarbStewartBarb Stewart - Choir Director
MaryAnnWaltersMary Ann Walters - Pianist
GloriaBlankenshipGloria Blankenship - Office Manager

United Methodist Women

 UMW logo 1Armagh United Methodist Women is the largest and most active ministry in our Church. Our ladies hold Soup Sales as fundraisers and support both local and international missions (click here to learn more about these MISSIONS). Their motto is Faith+Hope+Love In Action. The women meet the first Thursday of the month and begin with devotional readings to promote spiritual growth. The women also plan outreach, attend education programs offered by Mission U and even plan a few outings simply for fun!  Call the Office  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for their next meeting time and location. Come to our meetings and see women leading the transformation of the world through missions. Ladies are always WELCOME!  
The year 2019 was special as we celebrated the 150 year anniversary of the founding of The United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church. Nationally, over 800,000 women serve in this ministry in support of their local communities. The photos shown are from the Spring Meeting of the Johnstown District on April 25,2019 in our Elliot Hall and was hosted by our own AUMW. 
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United Methodist Men
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Armagh United Methodist Men meet at 8am on the first Saturday of every month for breakfast, devotions and fellowship in Elliot Hall. The AUM Men provide funds for many service projects. Call the Office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confirmation of their next meeting or to ask about their next service project. 
Prayer Requests & Prayer Chain
PrayingHandsChurch members often bring the needs of other members, friends and family to God. To ensure privacy in this age of social media, Armagh UMC will not publish Prayer Lists on our web site. We have a chain of volunteers who will call, text, or email around the Prayer List until all members are aware of that special need and seek God to intervene, heal and sustain the individual and their family.
Please call the Office with your Prayer Request or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your prayer need will be given to the Prayer Coordinator who will pass it through our prayer chain.  
Prayer Shawl
PrayerShawl"What is a prayer shawl? It is a shawl that has been made with love and prayers for the one to receive it.  The shawl is then consecrated to the Lord and that declares it sacred!  It is to bring comfort to the one wearing it.  It is a gift of feeling wrapped in the arms of God and comforted by the Holy Spirit.  Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance.”
Several members of our church make knitted or crocheted prayer shawls.  The shawls are then spread across the altar rail in the Sanctuary and are Blessed to God during the Worship Service. The shawls are given to anyone who needs one:  someone who is sick, someone who is grieving, someone who is struggling, a new mom, a newborn baby and for many other needs. 
There are several ways to help with this ministry. 
• Join us in making the shawls. If you would like to learn how to make the shawls, please see Chris Patterson.  Or click here to  Volunteer with us.
• Donate money or purchase gift cards to Joann Fabrics or Michael’s that will be used to purchase yarn. Mail your check or gift card to our Church Office. Or click here for Giving Options
• Request a shawl for someone in need. Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
• Pray for this ministry. 
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Spaghetti Dinners are CANCELLED until further Notice!
We minister to the local community on the fourth Tuesday of the month by hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7pm. We only ask for $2 for each meal, which includes the spaghetti & meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and a beverage choice. We have fun and fellowship cooking in the kitchen, serving meals and even cleaning up! All are WELCOME. Quite a few folks in the community who are not members of AUMC join in to help and are some of our hardest and most joyful participants! We feel BLESSED as it's a true community effort. Come, eat and see for yourself!


Stay at Home for KIDS!

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has many God centered activities for kids, teens and adults on their web site at:
CEF of Pennsylvania, Inc, Armstrong - Indiana - Westmoreland Counties Chapter
Here is a small sampling of the posted activities found on their web site:
Stuck at Home Devotionals for Kids
Tel-A-Story:  1-888-878-8660
After listening to the recorded message, a child is given the opportunity to press "1" to talk to a real person and hear more about believing in Jesus. What a GREAT way to reach more children! Please be sure to share this number with the children you know! There is a new message every day so call!

Dear friend, Because this virus has caused us all to run from each other and hide at home,The Mailbox Club - Discipleship Center is finding it impossible to respond to new enrollment requests at the usual speed. Before you enroll here for "Thru-The-Mail" please consider doing our "lessons online"! 

FREE ONLINE LESSONS for Ages 4-12, Ages 13-19 and Adults!



FREE GOOD NEWS TV for Ages 4-12!
Good News TV - Episode 1 Jesus is the Almighty God! Click here for Episode 1
Good News TV - Episode 2 Jesus Gives New Life! Click here for Episode 2
Unite - How You Can Believe in Jesus and Have Your Sin Forgiven! Click here to watch Unite!
Good News TV - Episode 3 Jesus Gives Hope! Click here for Episode 3
Good News TV - Episode 4 Jesus Loves Everyone! Click here for Episode 4
Stay at Home for ALL
If you remember watching the Office, John Krasinski played 'Jim Halpert' and has more recently played 'Jack Ryan' in the Amazon series of the same name. He is a family man and has posted family friendly videos that focus on good news. 
John Krasinski - Some Good News:
Episode 1, Some Good News with Guest Steve Carell:  Click here to watch
Episode 2, Zoom Surprise - Hamilton Live!:  Click here to watch
Episode 3, Baseball is Back:  Click here to watch
Episode 4, Prom 2020:  Click here to watch
Episode 5, SGN Potluck:  Click here to watch

Non-Church groups that meet at Armagh UMC
Girl Scouts - Girl Scout meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, ages 5 to 18.  Leaders meetings are held the first Thursday of month except November and January.  All girls are welcome.  
WIC Meeting Site - The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. Services include Breastfeeding Information and Support, Health Screenings and Referrals, Supplemental Food Packages, Nutrition Services and Farmer's Market Nutrition Programs. Armagh United Methodist Church welcomes WIC and serves as a satellite location several times throughout the year. Please contact Indiana - PA WIC Services, 1099 Oak Street, Indiana, PA - 15701, 1-800-942-9467 for more information.
JusticeWorks YouthCare meeting site - JWYC provides services to children, youth and families in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, as well as being an educational provider.   JWYC services and practices include Anger Management, Family Finding, Family Group Decision Making, Girls Circle, Nurturing Parenting Program, Thinking for a Change, Visiting Coaching and WhyTry Program. Armagh United Methodist Church welcomes JWYC and serves as a family meeting location several times throughout the year. Please contact JusticeWorks YouthCare, Inc., 1618 Warren Road, Indiana, PA 15701, 724-672-0878 for more information.
FREE GOOD NEWS TV for Ages 4-12!
Good News TV - Episode 1 Jesus is the Almighty God! Click here for Episode 1
Good News TV - Episode 2 Jesus Gives New Life! Click here for Episode 2
Unite - How You Can Believe in Jesus and Have Your Sin Forgiven! Click here to watch Unite!
Good News TV - Episode 3 Jesus Gives Hope! Click here for Episode 3 
Good News TV - Episode 4 Jesus Loves Everyone!  Click here for Episode 4

AUMC Mission Projects and Recipients


"We find joy in working together to help others!"

Armagh UM Church is united in our Lord and Savior for the joy of life and living the community. We believe that we are a strong voice to serve our local area with our mission work and outreach programs. We have three main programs that serve our community: Missions, Outreach and the Armagh United Methodist Women. The Missions Committee collects donations during our worship services that are then given to local and international charities. Outreach hosts fundraisers for special programs in the community which generally support families within our local United School District, especially at Christmas time with food, clothing and presents. Armagh United Methodist Women also contribute to these missions by hosting fundraisers and donating to local and international missions as needed. The list of missions that we support change yearly yet often include the following core charities:

Missions We Support

  • China Outreach (Ken Wagoner Ministries)
  • Alice Paul House, Indiana, PA (Domestic Violence Shelter)
  • Heifer International Project
  • UMCOR, International & US Disaster Relief
  • Prayer & Comfort Shawls (Knitting & Crocheting then Distributing locally)
  • Arbutus Manor, Johnstown, PA (Sewing for shut-ins, etc.)
  • UMCOR Disaster Kits & Buckets (Assembling)
  • Lifeway Pregnancy of Indiana, PA
  • Missionaries Serving in Sensitive Areas
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Ruth Smith Center
  • Stockings for Soldiers
  • One Great Hour of Sharing
  • Mats for Homeless
  • Mission U
  • United Food Pantry
  • ICAAP Backpacks for United Students
  • Johnstown UM Human Services
  • Veterans of Indiana
  • Mission Barn

Giving Opportunities

If you would like to directly donate a monetary gift to our Missions Ministry, please click here to learn more about Giving Options. Thank you.

United Food Bank
Our Missions Committee collects food donations every fourth Sunday of the month for the United Food Pantry. 
Tin Bucket Mission
Our Missions Committee sponsors a “Tin Bucket Collection” during the Worship Service every third Sunday of the month. A tin bucket is passed around in the congregation and all proceeds go to a designated charity.

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Prayer Guide:  Click here for the Month of Prayer guide

Wilderness Canoe Trip:
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Contact Information:
Armagh United Methodist
     570 West Philadelphia St.
     Armagh, PA 15920
Office Phone: 814-446-5551
Pastor: Scott Hamley
Mobile Phone:  724-859-6745
Office Manager:
     Gloria Blankenship


Sunday Schedule:

Worship Service:  9:00 am
Communion First Sunday of Every Month
Meet & Greet in Elliot Hall: 10:15am
Light snack & fellowship
Sunday School:  10:30am
Small groups for all ages
We are located in Armagh, PA
in lower Indiana County west of Rts 56 & 22.
*Our Sanctuary and Elliot Hall Fellowship are all on one level and are fully handicap accessible.