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August 3, 2018

Music Director Wanted

Trinity Tower UM Church is seeking a Music Director to lead the music ministry for our church. Our current music ministries include a contemporary praise band for the 9:00am worship service, and 10:30am traditional service that includes a choir. The Music director would lead the various components of the music programs including accompanying hymns during […]

August 2, 2018

Way Forward Plans prayerfully pondered by United Methodists

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — United Methodists are reading and considering three plans focused on moving the denomination past its decades-long struggle with issues around homosexuality. United Methodist News asked for reactions to the plans. Kathy L. Gilbert reports. Read story here

August 2, 2018

Way Forward report released in 4 languages

WASHINGTON — The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. The report will be presented to the 2019 special General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the Advance Daily Christian […]

July 31, 2018

How did John Wesley understand original sin?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Wesley addressed original sin directly more than once. While some in his day thought the concept was outdated or simply ignored it, Wesley was not among them. Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, takes a look at what Wesley had to say about original sin. Read story Read […]

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. (UMC.org) — 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

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