In 2008 the Westfield HUB was established. In 2015, after many years of dedicated service, the two leaders, Kay Hoag and Janet Erway, decided to retire.
Once this was learned, Beth Jones set up a meeting for area churches to discuss the future of this HUB. Seven churches were represented at this meeting and formed an ongoing committee.
The group looked to relocate to a ground-level and more centralized location. It was decided to move the HUB to a room in the old Clark Wood Elementary School in Elkland.
Letters were sent to churches in Potter and Tioga Counties, which generated an overwhelming response! Twelve local churches ended up joining, either through financial donations or by volunteering when needed. The HUB was also blessed to receive a grant through the Deerfield Charitable Trust.
Recently, a youth group from Parkhurst Presbyterian Church moved the remaining supplies and equipment from Westfield to Elkland. This means that the new HUB is officially “in business”, doing God’s work.
On August 21st, representatives from the newly formed “Northern Tier Mission HUB” met at Mission Central with Executive Director, Rob Visscher to sign a new agreement, formally adding this new HUB to the growing network of support that allows Mission Central to reach more and more people.