Discovery Place is Now Open on a limited basis

without regular office hours until further notice.
We will be checking and responding to emails and phone messages regularly. Since most of the staff in the Conference Office are continuing to work remotely,
Discovery Place will continue to be closed to walk-in visitors until further notice.

Please submit any requests for materials by phone (717-766-7968) or email (, and your order will be filled as soon as possible. Orders can be mailed or can be picked up anytime the Conference Office is open.


What is Discovery Place?
Discovery Place is the resource center for the Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  We are located at the Susquehanna Conference office building at 303 Mulberry Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Essentially, we are a library for the churches in the Conference.  The center was opened in 1997 to ensure that all churches, regardless of their size or annual budget, would have access to quality study and resource materials.  Usage is not limited to pastors and church staff; anyone involved in the church may borrow materials from Discovery Place.
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We are here to Help you through
the Coronavirus Pandemic

Discovery Place is open on a limited basis at this time. Please know that we will continue to serve your Sunday School classes and small groups once they are able to meet again. Several points to remember:

If you currently have a resource that you haven’t been able to finish, please keep it and finish it with your group when you are able to resume meeting. We would appreciate it if you would email us ( with the resource number and your anticipated completion date.

If you would prefer not to finish the study you were doing when we closed, please send it back and place an order for a different resource to use instead. The new resource will be sent as soon as we are able to safely do so.

If a resource was scheduled to be mailed to you while we have been closed, we will contact you before we send it, to see how it fits into your revised schedule. We can adjust dates as necessary.

If you don’t currently have a resource in your possession or reserved for future use, we would LOVE to help you find something! After this time of separation and isolation, folks will be eager for the fellowship of meeting together, so take advantage of it! Please place an order and we will send it as soon as possible when we re-open.

We have an online catalog in which you can search by title or author or do an “advanced search” for a subject using the drop-down menu provided. You can order directly from the online catalog, call us at 717-766-7968, or email us at We would love to help you get started with a new resource for your class or small group!

I look forward to serving you!
- Joni Robison

Contact Us

303 Mulberry Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA  17050

t: 717.766.7968

If you have questions about how you can reserve a copy of our resources, e-mail us.