July 25, 2018

Transgender person commissioned as deacon

By Heather Hahn June 5, 2017 | UMNS The Northern Illinois Conference on the evening of June 4 commissioned an openly transgender individual as a provisional deacon. The United Methodist Church has ordained transgender clergy before. However, the Rev. M Barclay is the first openly “non-binary trans person” to become a United Methodist deacon, according […]

July 25, 2018

Why are there more than songs in the hymnal?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Why does the United Methodist Hymnal include more than songs? The answer has to do with developments in both Methodist ritual and published resources. Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, looks at how the hymnal has evolved over time. Read story here Read more Ask The UMC

July 25, 2018

United Methodist students can borrow more for college

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Methodist students can now borrow twice as much money for college from the United Methodist Student Loan Fund, the Office of Loans and Scholarships at the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry announced. The amount students can borrow was doubled to $10,000 a year with a lifetime maximum of […]

July 25, 2018

Using all our gifts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ( — The Rev. Charlie Baber, author and artist behind the Wesley Bros. comic, explains the need for Christians to use all of their gifts in serving God. His interview with the Rev. Joe Iovino is part of the Get Your Spirit in Shape series. Watch video and read story

June 29, 2018

What did Wesley mean by ‘moving on to perfection?’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Understanding the meaning of sanctifying grace is key to understanding what John Wesley meant by “moving on to perfection.” Learn more in the latest installment of Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications. Read story here Ask The UMC

June 25, 2018

Full communion with Moravian Church finalized

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The Northern Province of the Moravian Church in North America voted June 22 to enter into a full communion relationship with The United Methodist Church, allowing the agreement as a whole to be ratified. Read press release here Read UMNS story on Wesley and Moravians

June 18, 2018

What books did circuit riders carry?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ( — Traveling preachers in the 18th and 19th centuries spread Methodism, helping it become the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. at the time. What type of materials did they take with them to spread the gospel? The United Methodist Commission on Archives and History weighs in. Watch video here

June 18, 2018

Church charges brought against Sessions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — More than 600 United Methodist clergy and laity say they are bringing church law charges against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow United Methodist, over a zero-tolerance U.S. immigration policy — a policy that includes separating children from parents apprehended for crossing into the U.S. illegally. Sam Hodges reports. Read […]

May 28, 2018

Intentional Relations Make a Difference Event

Our church participates with the Penn Hills Clergy Association. This group is sponsoring an event called Intentional Relations Make a Difference. The event will feature community building and a discussion about a fusion of relationship as envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the reclamation of the beloved community. Pastor Dale is one of […]

May 28, 2018

Rosedale Women’s Club Health Awareness Screening

The Rosedale Women’s Club is sponsoring its annual Health Awareness Screening Saturday, June 9th 7:00 – 10:00am Location here at Trinity Tower UMC

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