January 11, 2018

What does it mean when we vow to ‘resist evil, injustice and oppression’?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (InfoServ) — In their baptismal vows, United Methodists commit to “renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world” and “resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.” InfoServ looks at the biblical and baptismal history behind the renunciation of evil, in the latest installment of […]

January 8, 2018

United Methodist scholarship applications open

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry has opened scholarship applications for college, university and seminary studies in Fall 2018. You need only to submit one application per year. That application will be screened for all possible eligible programs. The applications are due by March 7. Learn more here!

December 15, 2017

The Wesleyan addition to the Reformation

MADISON, N.J. — As the Reformation’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, the Rev. Alfred T. Day III reflects on what Wesleyans add to the reformers’ legacy. The reformers had five principles — Scripture alone, faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone and the glory of God alone. Day, the top executive of Archives and History, […]

December 8, 2017

The Salvation Army’s Methodist Roots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ( — The Salvation Army’s red kettles and ringing bells are part of the Christmas season. British Methodist preacher William Booth founded the organization in the 1860s, determined to bring lost souls to Christ and care for their basic needs. United Methodist Communications draws on the expertise of Dale Patterson, of the United […]

December 4, 2017

Prayer Basket Ministry

At a recent meeting of the Shepherds, it was decided to embrace a new ministry. Many of you are already aware of the Prayer Baskets that have been prepared and given to several of our members experiencing health problems. Thank you to those who have contributed in the past. It is very much appreciated.

November 30, 2017

United Methodist Women

Our next meeting is on December 6th at Atria’s in Murrysville at 12:00 noon. All women are invited, not just the UMW members. We will meet at church if anyone needs a ride. We will put a sign-up sheet up so we know how many to make reservations for.

November 30, 2017

Fellowship Time

According to a study about church life cited on K-Love radio, one of the best ways to make your church a welcoming church is to have coffee and food so that people stay and talk to each other. As such we are striving to re-establish Fellowship Time in the Fellowship Hall after our worship services. […]

November 29, 2017

Did Charles Wesley write any Christmas hymns?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (InfoServ) — A prolific hymn writer, Charles Wesley wrote several hymns for Advent and Christmas. InfoServ, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, looks at a few of Wesley’s seasonal hymns, including a yuletide favorite, in this week’s installment of Ask the UMC. Read the story here! Ask the UMC page

November 13, 2017

Bishops consider 3 models for UM Church future

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UMNS) — United Methodist bishops are exploring three possible models for the church’s future. Heather Hahn reports. Read the story here

November 10, 2017

Wesley Seminary hosts political theology conference

WASHINGTON — The need for a deeply divided country and church to communicate across that divide was the stimulus for a political theology conference held at Wesley Theological Seminary. The nine presenters and three respondents, along with more than 100 participants, tried to answer the question, “What would John Wesley do in our political climate?” […]

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