About Us


Nestled in the valley at the foot of the Blue Mountain, St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located in the Village of Emerald, PA. St. Peter’s is a growing church filled with compassion for the surrounding communities as well as its congregation.

Our mission: “To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known.”

Rev. William Ritzenthaler serves as pastor.

In 2019 St. Peter’s will be celebrating it’s 125th Anniversary! Join us as we celebrate the memories made over the past 125 years throughout this year.

Join us for Sunday School at 9:00 am, Worship at 10:15 am, or Lent Services and community meals every Wednesday throughout Lent. We also have coffee, hot cocoa and sweet treats available in the fellowship room after the 10:15 worship each Sunday.

St.Peter’s is family and we love when visitors come. Of course we hope you will stay and check out our programs and fellowship opportunities. We look forward to meeting you and walking with you in your journey with Christ.