February 27, 2019

2019 General Conference passes Traditional Plan

The Rev. Tim McClendon, South Carolina, called for a vote on the Traditional Plan as amended, which affirms the church’s current bans on ordaining LGBTQ clergy and officiating at or hosting same-sex marriage. Later, the Rev. Timothy Bruster, Central Texas, made a motion to request a declaratory decision by the Judicial Council on the constitutionality […]

January 29, 2019

United Methodists ramp up efforts to fight Ebola

BENI, Congo (UMNS) — More than 400 people have died from the Ebola virus in eastern Congo since the epidemic began in August. The death toll includes more than 50 United Methodists. Recognizing the magnitude of the crisis, The United Methodist Church has resolved to double efforts and intensify prevention activities. Chadrack Tambwe Londe reports. […]

January 28, 2019

When your church talks about you, without you

NEW YORK (UMNS) — As the church continues its debate over homosexuality, Jorge Lockward argues that discussion must be with LGBTQ people, not about them. He offers suggestions for how that can happen. Read commentary here

January 25, 2019

Lent Notations

Most of the time in the February Tidings, you would find information on Lent Happenings for our church. But in 2019, Lent does not begin until March 6th, with Ash Wednesday. More information on the Bible Study will come in the March Tidings.

January 21, 2019

Dementia and religion: ‘What if I forget about God?’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some people of faith worry they might forget about God, says geropsychologist Benjamin Mast at the University of Louisville. But what remains intact is the part of the memory that’s held longest, he added, which can include hymns and creeds that people may have recited for years. “They will remember how to […]

January 19, 2019

Pittsburgh’s Polar Plunge

The Pittsburgh Polar Plunge will take place at the North Shore on Saturday, February 23, 2019. This is a fundraising event for the benefit of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. The Penn Hills Police Team will be plunging again this year. This will be the ninth year for Chief Burton to lead the team and […]

January 17, 2019

Souper Bowl Sunday

February 3 will be our annual Souper Bowl Sunday for missions. This year’s proceeds will go the 2019 Summer Mission team, who is coordinating the lunch. Soups of all kinds will be served that day. Plan to stay after worship on Sunday, February 3 to enjoy various soups made by our various soup-makers. There will […]

January 16, 2019

Home Touch Ministry

We are in search of a new coordinator for the monthly mailing of the Home Touch. This would involve keeping an updated list of homebound members and mailing copies to those individuals monthly. Copies of the Home Touch and stamps will be provided.

January 15, 2019

A Way Forward

On January 31, 2019, at 7:00pm, our church will hold an open discussion time on A Way Forward. The term, A Way Forward, refers to the United Methodist General Conference Commission that was formed to do a complete examination and possible revision of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and church policies. More information […]

January 12, 2019

Flowers/Bulletin Sponsors

The Flower and Bulletin Calendars have been posted. There are plenty of dates open for sponsoring flowers or bulletins for 2019. Flowers and bulletins may be in memory, honor or celebration of a special person or occasion. The cost for flowers is $20 and $10 for bulletins.

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