From the Pastor


Greetings friends! This is your Pastor Kathryn Swan. It has certainly been a busy season, getting settled here in the Poconos, with my husband, 4 animals, and a baby girl on the way! This summer, we had a great kick-off to our new season in ministry with a very successful church yard sale and our Paws and Praise Blessing of the Animals! Look out for another Paws and Praise this spring! 

As I am gearing up to have our first baby in just a few short weeks, know that you will be in good hands with 2 amazing supply pastors while I am on maternity leave, and I look forward to coming back for our Christmas Eve service! I will be graduating from United Theological Seminary this December as well, so these are the months for a new and exciting time! 

We have much to look forward to in the coming months as well! We will be having a Halloween Trunk or Treat in our parking lot on 10/29 from 5-7 PM! Stayed tuned for a holiday music concert from our very own talented pianist/organist, Ruth with a date TBD. I am also looking to get a project going to start a “blessings box” or one of those mini libraries you see outside schools and in parks. Now is our chance to tell our community we are open, alive, and have exciting things happening here at our church!

MUMC has started the Pathways Program within the EPA conference which pairs our congregation with a seasoned clergy coach to help bring our visions and creativity to life! If you are interested in being part of this “dream team” and have creative and new ideas for the church, contact Pastor Kathryn or our secretary, Susan.  

I look forward to this new season of ministry here at MUMC and remember the wise words of Eleanor Roosevelt “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

Keep the faith, my friends. We are in this together

Pastor Kathryn